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Hot & Spicy Meat Pasta

Created by SteveA

A spicy hot meat pasta with large tube pasta, tomato, chilli, pancetta, salami and courgette sauce.

2 people
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Prep time
15 minutes
Cook time
25 mins


  • 200 - 250g Pasta (large tube, e.g. Tortiglioni)
  • 6 small Garlic cloves
  • 1-3 (depending on size & heat) chopped & de-seeded Chilli
  • 400g tin Chopped tomatoes
  • 100g Pancetta
  • 1 packet (100g approx) Spicy Etruscan Pepperoni
  • Good handfull Fresh Basil
  • Good grind Ground pepper
  • 1 large Courgette
  • Good grate to taste Parmesan cheese
  • 6-10 Sliced in half Black Olives
  • 2 tbls spoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Recipe Method

1. Fry the pancetta in a frying pan with olive oil until crispy.
2. In a seperate pan, fry off the chopped/crushed garlic and chopped chilli for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan with the garlic and chilli.
4. Gently blend the tomatoes with a hand help blender, leaving a few chunks.
5. Strain the pancetta and add to the pan with the tomatoes.
6. Chop the courgette into thick slices, then fry or char grill for a few minutes till soft.
7. Add the courgette, fresh basil, olives, good shake of ground pepper and the pepperoni to the sauce.
8. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta, cook for 10-12 as per packet instructions (this can be done at the same time as other tasks).
9. Once cooked, drain the pasta and add the sauce, check seasoning (it probably won't need any salt due to the pancetta) and add the parmesan.
10. Serve !


You can also use penne for this, but I prefer the larger tubes as they hold more of the thick sauce... Oh, and ordinary pepperoni is fine if you can't get the Etruscan.

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Reviews and Comments

  • KellyM 20/11/2013 Review Score: 4

  • Dave 28/09/2012 Review Score: 5
    Loved this ! We scaled it up for 4 - easy to cook, yet fab ! Courgette helped cool the heat of the spices, and made us feel slightly more healthy lol.

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