Penne Arrabbiata Recipe

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Penne Arrabbiata Recipe is a mix of very few ingredients which combine together to make one dish that will surely heat things up in the kitchen! The translation of “Arrabiata” is angry, but there’s nothing that will upset you about this meal. Spice things up for someone you love and make a memorable dish with minimal effort.

How to Make Penne Arrabbiata | Arrabiata Sauce


500gr DeCecco Penne
800gr (2cans) Mutti Peeled Tomatoes
1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
2 good size mild/hot chillies (sliced)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (XVOO)
Table salt
Sea salt
A bunch of fresh parsley
2 x pinches of dried mixed herbs
Grated parmesan cheese or Pecorino Romano

Penne Arrabbiata



1. Bring 5L of water to boil on a high heat.
2. Add 4 tblsp of XVOO to a large saucepan, once it starts to heat up throw in the garlic & chillies.

Penne Arrabbiata

3. Sautee on a medium heat until the garlic starts to become golden.
4. Open the cans of peeled tomatoes and pour them into a bowl. Add a pinch of salt & dried herbs.
5. Squash down the tomatoes with a fork & mix together well.

Penne Arrabbiata

6. Chop up a generous amount of parsley.
7. Add the tomato mix & parsley to the saucepan, & stir well. Leave this to cook on a medium heat for about 10/15 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.

Penne Arrabbiata

8. Once the water has boiled, add 2 spoons of sea salt, mix around & add the DeCecco Penne. (If you follow the packet cooking time of 12 minutes, they will be perfect).
9. After 12 minutes, strain the pasta, keeping a little bit of the water inside them and add this to the sauce.
10. Let this simmer for 10 seconds then stir well using a wooden spoon until the penne are smothered with delicious splashes of the sauce.
11. Serve on a flat, white plate and sprinkle fresh Parmesan or Pecorino Romano over the top.

Penne Arrabbiata

Penne Arrabbiata

How to Make Penne Arrabbiata | Arrabiata Sauce

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