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Another back to school lunchbox idea- Easy tomato pasta

School struggles? Rammed rosters? Don’t worry, we’re here to take the stress off with another easy back-to-school lunchbox idea so you can tick one thing off the to-do list!


  • 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small brown onion, diced
  • 1/4 diced tomatoes
  • 75g pasta of choice (the funkier shape the better!) 
  • 75g baby cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 40g Woolworths cheese
  • 1 orange, quartered


Step 1 – Heat oil in medium non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.

Step 2 – Cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes and season with pepper.

Step 3 – Simultaneously, cook pasta according to packet instructions. Transfer pasta and 1/2 cup water to sauce mixture. Toss to coat pasta in sauce.

Step 4 – Toss cucumber and pepitas together. Serve spaghetti topped with cheese in lunch boxes with cucumber salad and orange wedges.

And that’s it! Another swift and simple recipe for school lunchboxes, enjoy!