Okay, I gotta say nothing beats an easy recipe during a lockdown. This easy pasta/spaghetti recipe requires minimum ingredients and effort, and you should have all (or at least most) in your pantry.

It took me around 15 minutes to make this which is perfect for a last-minute no-fuss dinner idea! Below is a recipe for 2 people.


½ pack of dry spaghetti

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

4-5 anchovy filets (roughly chopped)

1 tsp chili flakes

2 tbsp olive oil

A handful of parsley (chopped)

How to

1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water, then drain.

2. While the pasta is cooking, warm the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute without letting it brown. Stir in the anchovies and chili flakes and cook for another minute. Pour in the pasta water and cook until it reduces into a sauce, then turn off the heat.

3. Add the spaghetti into the pan, then add the parsley. Toss well to coat.

4. Serve immediately (with grated parmesan if desired)

Dan has but his lockdown time to good use by starting an Instagram page sharing some of his favourite recipes - Check it out here