Spaghetti Vesuvius (2)

A recipe for spaghetti with mozzarella cheese. Its worth investing in a good buffalo mozzarella for this one- its a simple recipe but the quality of the ingredients counts. You want a good sized ball of cheese about 125-150g. Ive adapted it from ” The Top 100 Pasta Sauces” by Diana Seed 1987

Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella (2)

200g spaghetti 250 g buffalo mozzarella, torn in chunks
50 ml olive oil Few basil leaves, torn
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped Salt and pepper
200g ripe cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Heat a large pan of salted water. When boiling add the spaghetti. Cook for a minute, then stir and continue to cook according to packet instructions until al dente.
  2. Heat the olive oil over a medium heat in another large saucepan. Add the garlic and cook for a minute without allowing to colour.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes until they start to break down and release their juice.
  4. When the pasta is cooked, drain well then add to the tomatoes and toss together.
  5. Add the mozzarella and basil and toss again.
  6. Season, mix well and drizzle with extra olive oil then serve immediately.

Spaghetti with Eggs, Smoked Cheese and Breadcrumbs (2)

4 tbsps olive oil 2 eggs
1 onion, diced 4 tbsps freshly grated parmesan
Good pinch red chilli flakes ¾ cup  coarse breadcrumbs
salt 3 tbsps butter
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 225g spaghetti
12 green olives, chopped 3 oz smoked cheese, grated
2 tbsps parsley, chopped Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil for the pasta.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onion and chilli flakes.
  3. Cook over a medium high heat, stirring often, until the onion is nicely browned. Season with salt.
  4. Turn off the heat, add the garlic and stir for 20 seconds, Scrape into a large bowl and add the olives and the parsley.
  5. Beat the eggs with the parmesan in a small bowl.
  6. Fry the breadcrumbs in the butter until crisp and golden.
  7. Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions until al dente. Drain well and add to the onion.
  8. Pour in the eggs and toss well to cover the pasta and cook the eggs,
  9. Stir in the smoked cheese and season with black pepper.
  10.  Add the breadcrumbs and serve.