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Penne Arrabiata

Created by SteveA

A spicy pasta of penne in an arrabiata sauce.

2 people
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Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
15 mins


  • 200 - 250g penne pasta
  • 6 small Garlic cloves
  • 2-4 (depending on size & heat) chopped & de-seeded Chilli
  • Good handful Fresh Basil
  • 400g tin Chopped tomatoes
  • 6-10 Sliced in half Black Olives
  • Good grate Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tblspns Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Recipe Method

Chop the garlic and chill into thin slices. Heat a medium sized frying pan till hot, then add the olive oil, garlic and chilli and fry for 2-3 minutes on a low heat. Add the chopped tomatoes, then using a hand blender carefully blend these on a low speed, leaving a few chunks of tomato for texture. Season with salt and a good grind or two of pepper, then simmer for around 15 minutes. Just before serving, add the sliced black olives to warm through for a minute or two.

Cook the penne for the recommended time in a pan of simmering salt water. Once cooked, drain thoroughly, then add to the frying pan with the sauce, and mix.

Serve with a good handful of freshly grated parmesan and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and enjoy :-)

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