Want to throw together quick, simple and delicious pasta sauces for the whole family with 5 ingredients or less? Keep reading where we will be bringing you 5 simple dishes from 5 of our favourite chefs.

There are a couple of things you will need for these recipes which we should all have in our cupboards; the rest are simple ingredients that can be found in Dunnes Stores.

The essentials:

  • Pasta
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper

Ottolenghi’s Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato Sauce


Ottolenghi is constantly tasting and testing recipes for his cookbooks and column in The Guardian so we don’t have to. We love this recipe as it is summery and fresh yet comforting and it freezes amazingly well so don’t be afraid to make double the amount and keep it in your freezer for days that you need an even quicker dinner.

What you will need:

  • 1kg Cherry Tomatoes
  • ½ tsp Caster Sugar
  • 20g Fresh Basil
  • 2 x Dried Chilies
  • 35g Parmesan

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Mary Berry’s 15 Minute Pasta

She trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris and has been about for as long as we can remember so we trust this lady knows how to make a great pasta dish! This one is a rich and comforting spin on a traditional carbonara.

What you will need:

  • 2 x 80g Packs of Parma Ham
  • 250g Chestnut Mushrooms
  • 200g Crème Fraîche
  • 100g Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley

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Mary Berry

Gordan Ramsay’s Tomato, Anchovy and Chilli Pasta

Surely this man is losing count of how many Michelin stars he has but we can be sure the quality of his dishes will always be extremely high.

What you will need:

  • Anchovy
  • Dried Chillies
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Black Olives
  • Capers

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Macro Pierre White’s Spaghetti Sorrentina

If you like Gordan Ramsey’s recipes then we need to mention Marcro Pierre White who was Ramsay’s mentor and held the record at the time for being the youngest chef to win a Michelin star.

What you will need:

  • 300g Cherry Tomatoes
  • Passata
  • Fresh Basil
  • Mozzarella
  • Vegetable Stock Pot

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Gino D’Acampo’s Spaghetti Carbonara


As much as we love all of these dishes sometimes nothing can beat a simple carbonara, especially when you are learning from an Italian and keeping the dish traditional.

What you will need:

  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 250g Diced Pancetta
  • 4 Eggs
  • 6 Tablespoons of Grated Pecorino Cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons Flat-leaf Parsley

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We know it may be hard to pick just one to make so why not allocate one night per week, let it be your pasta night! Eventually you will have tried them all and can let us know which was your favourite.

Bon Appétit,

Front Row Family x


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