Caramelised Balsamic Tomato & Basil Pasta

Serves: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

So simple yet so tasty! A satisfying dish that can be ready to serve in under 30 minutes.



  • 500g penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian mixed herbs
  • 1/4 cup Lirah Caramelised Classic Balsamic
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves torn
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Extra parmesan & basil for serving




  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook pasta according to packet directions.
  2. Meanwhile make the sauce. Heat the olive oil in a large fry pan and saute garlic for 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, Italian mixed herbs & Lirah Caramelised Classic Balsamic. Cover & simmer for approx. 10 minutes until tomatoes are starting to fall apart.
  3. Add basil leaves and parmesan and toss to combine. Season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve immediately sprinkled with extra parmesan and basil and crusty garlic bread on the side.


1 Comment
  • Cynthia Balmer
    Posted at 13:02h, 19 August Reply

    Discovered your Lirah caramelised balsamic. In Tathra in late 2019. Amazing Found you online n love ur recipes. Stay safe

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