Bored of eating the same spaghetti bolognese? Then try this simple recipe from top chef Sophie Wright. This dish only takes 10 minutes of preparation and 10 minutes of cooking, using the versatile French Crottin, cherry tomatoes and linguini as the main ingredients.

Linguini with Crottin, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 10 minutes

Serves 6


250g crumbled Crottin

200mls extra virgin olive oil

8 cloves peeled garlic, thinly sliced

500g cherry tomatoes cut in half

1 bunch picked basil

1 lemon

Salt and pepper

1 packet linguini pasta


  1. Put a large pan of salted water on the stove to cook the pasta. Once the water has started to boil, drop in all the linguini and cook as per packet instructions.
  2. Put all the olive oil in a saucepan along with the thinly sliced garlic. Fry over a low heat, stirring occasionally until the garlic starts to go slightly golden. Add in the sliced tomatoes and allow them to wilt in the oil, the skins will start to shrivel and the juices will start to form a sauce.
  3. Add in the Crottin along with a squeeze of lemon juice, black pepper and a pinch of salt.
  4. Drain the pasta once it is cooked to al dente and add to the sauce. Now add in all the basil and combine well.
  5. Serve immediately.