Penne Arrabbiata Recipe with Virginia Pasta

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Penne Arrabbiata is a famous Italian recipe.

A spicy hot pasta dish, that’s very easy and quick to prepare. The spicy sauce is made from garlic, tomatoes, and dried red chilli peppers cooked in olive oil.

You can make this classic Italian dish really spicy, or deseed the chillies to make it less confronting. Whatever you decide, it’s a delightfully simple pasta dish packed full of flavour! Team this spicy sauce with Virginia Penne Pasta, which is premium quality and made 100% from drum semolina. Virginia Pasta is available across most supermarkets across the UAE.


250g of Virginia Penne Pasta

1 can of Chopped Tomatoes

2 tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 Onion (chopped)

1-2 cloves of Garlic (chopped)

1/4 teaspoon of Chilli Flakes

2-3 pinches of dried Basil

Salt and Black Pepper

1 pinch of Sugar

1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese (Grated)

Method: select a small saucepan and gently cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil until the onion has softened. Then add the can of chopped tomatoes, chilli flakes, basil and sugar. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and simmer. Stir frequently for 40-45 minutes until a nice thick sauce is produced. Cook the pasta in salted water until cooked and drain. Add the pasta to the sauce and mix well. Serve and add a sprinkle of grated parmesan. More Chilli can be added to achieve a hotter / more spicy flavour. Also consider adding some cooked chicken or spicy meatballs… enjoy!

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