Simple savoury spaghetti

Simple savoury spaghetti

The yeast extract gives this dish tons of complex savoury flavour — sometimes referred to as ‘umami’. Give it a try!

  • Feeds 4Feeds 4
  • Ready in 20 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    2109kj 502kcal
  • Fat
    Med 27%
  • Saturates
    Med 28%
  • Sugar
    Low 5%
  • Salt
    Low 11%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 63g

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  • 300g Co-op spaghetti
  • 25g Co-op unsalted butter
  • 1 Co-op British trimmed leek, sliced
  • 1 tbsp yeast extract
  • 150ml hot vegetable stock, made with ½ reduced salt stock cube
  • 200g Co-op frozen British garden peas
  • 60g pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 25g Co-op vegetarian hard cheese, grated


  1. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the butter in a large nonstick frying pan over a medium heat
  3. Add the leek and cook for 5 mins, until starting to caramelise
  4. Mix the yeast extract into the hot vegetable stock, then pour it over the leek mixture
  5. Stir in the peas, then season and cook for 5 mins, until slightly reduced
  6. Drain the pasta, reserving a cup of the cooking water
  7. Add the pasta to the leek and yeast extract sauce, toss to coat, then add a splash of the cooking water to loosen
  8. Divide the pasta between serving bowls and top with the pine nuts, parsley and grated cheese

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