Pasta is a lifesaver on hectic weeknights. Get the ball rolling with a jar of pasta sauce. Instead of reaching for the usual spices, try something new. Our Moroccan seasoning includes savoury cumin and paprika, among other spices you probably have in your cupboard already.
4 Fast Weekday Pastas
* Toss spaghetti with a drizzle of olive oil, pinches of dried oregano leaves, a can of drained flaked tuna and a few coarsely chopped pitted black olives.
* Heat a jar of tomato pasta sauce with a spoonful of curry paste or powder, chopped cooked chicken or frozen meatballs, and a handful of frozen green peas. Toss with rigatoni.
* Heat store-bought alfredo sauce with a drained can of salmon (remove skin and bones first), chopped plum tomatoes or sweet peppers and pinches of ground nutmeg. Gently stir in fettuccine and sliced green onions.
* Coat fusilli with a few spoonfuls of butter, freshly squeezed lemon juice, pinches of dried basil leaves, capers and lots of freshly grated Parmesan.