Penne Arrabiata or Arrabbiata is classic pasta dish that is so simple to make and made to sing with fresh basil and a nice kick of chili.
Penne Arrabiata or Arrabbiata!
My Penne Arrabiata recipe may seem like a bit of a rarity here on Krumpli. You may get the feeling that I am not that keen on pasta.
Nothing could be further from the truth, pasta is my go-to quick and easy meal and in particular this one Arraabiata recipe.
Whilst I do enjoy homemade pasta sometimes something quick and easy is exactly what is needed. This is the one I love, pasta in a spicy tomato sauce is my idea of food I can throw together quickly and simply.
The flavours are bright, vibrant and zingy.
A Penne Arrabiata recipe is a pretty classic dish. There ain’t no point in messing around with something that has been done for many years incredibly successfully.
Arrabiata Sauce Recipe!
We used to eat this dish even more often when our tomato harvest was much larger than it is now. We would do a version of this at least once a week with tomatoes fresh from the vine.
But I personally prefer this version with my own homemade tomato passata. A superb recipe for using up a glut of tomatoes!
The great thing about an Arrabiata sauce is its flexibility. You can make the sauce up and freeze it or leave it in the fridge for a few days.
Throw in some cooked chicken in and you have a chicken arrabiata… You can also go spaghetti arrabiata or indeed any other pasta shape!
In many ways, penne arrabiata is a triumph of simplicity, but it really deserves its place on any dinner table!
Quick and Simple Pasta Recipes.
Pasta recipes really are a kitchen hero, they lend themselves to quick and easy mid-week dinners.
I have so many examples here on Krumpli that, just like this penne arrabbiata recipe, come together in well under 30 minutes. You gotta love 20-30 mintue recipes!
Here are just a few for you to check out:
In other news, it has been a long old week of recipe writing for me. Primarily because I am on a pseudo-vacation as you are reading this, we have guests!
As a result, I’ll be spending 10 days at thermal spas, bars and restaurants, all not far from home.
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- 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil, I prefer some inexpensive olive oil
- 100 g Onion, Finely diced
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Finely diced
- 1 Tsp Chili Flakes
- 1/2 Tsp Dried Thyme
- 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
- 150 ml Tomato Passata, Tomato sauce in the US
- 1/2 Tsp Brown Sugar
- 3 Tomatoes, Peeled desseded and coarsely diced
- 200 g Penne Pasta
- 4-6 Basil leaves, Finely sliced
- Parmesan Cheese, To taste
- Heat the cooking oil in a pan over a medium heat and add the onions and cook until softened without colouring for 5-6 minutes, then add in the garlic and chili flakes then cook for a further minute.
- Add in the thyme and oregano and give it a stir.
- Now pour in the tomato passata, add the diced tomato and brown sugar.
- Cook out for 10-15 minutes on a medium heat, if the sauce reduce too much add a little more passata and reduce the heat.
- Test the sauce for seasoning and add salt and pepper as required.
- Whilst the sauce is cooking out cook your pasta as per the instructions on the pack, keeping it nice and al dente.
- Add the pasta to the sauce and coat then serve with a sprinkling of the basil leaves and Parmesan cheese.
Take a read of the ingredients in your passata, if it already has sugar then omit the brown sugar.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 361mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 12g Protein: 11g