Rustic Pork & Paprika Spirals

Serves 4


  • 400g large pasta spirals
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ½ t garlic, minced
  • 400g pork mince
  • 1T tomato paste
  • 2T paprika
  • 1 can (440g) diced tomatoes
  • 3T fresh oregano, chopped (or 2t of dried oregano)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan or cheddar-style cheese, grated


  1. Cook the spirals according to the packet instructions
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a little oil in a frying pan, and cook the onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes until softened
  3. Add the pork mince and brown, breaking the mince up while it is cooking with the back of the spoon.  Add the tomato paste and paprika and cook for a further minute to release the flavour of the paprika.
  4. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, lower the heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Stir the mince mixture into the pasta with the oregano and cheese.
  6. Toss and serve with salad or steamed green vegetables.