Pasta Arrabiata

Pasta Arrabiata

Hot and “angry” pasta sauce (arrabbiato means angry in Italian) made with tomatoes, garlic and red chili peppers.

Pasta Arrabiata
Serves: 4
  • 14 oz (400 g) fresh penne pasta
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1lb 5oz (600g) canned chopped tomato
  • 2 medium hot chillies, finely sliced or ¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 Tbsp basil, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook penne according to package directions. Drain.
  2. In the meantime, place olive oil into a moderately hot pan. Add the garlic, stir and fry for a few seconds.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and chili and stir to combine. Let it cook for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Add the basil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add pasta to tomato mixture. Toss to combine. Serve with the grated Parmesan cheese.



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