Easy Pasta Arrabiata Recipe

This easy pasta arrabiata recipe is a simple quick healthy meal for four made in less than half an hour. When you’re short on time, but still want those classic Mediterranean flavours, this delicious dish will satisfy all those needs with minimal fuss and effort.

This easy pasta arrabiata recipe is a simple quick healthy meal for four made in less than half an hour. When you're short on time, but still want those classic Mediterranean flavours, this delicious dish will satisfy all those needs with minimal fuss and effort.

I recently received a fantastic free sample box of tomato products from Cirio and today I’ve used their chopped tomatoes to create this easy pasta arrabiata recipe.

This easy pasta arrabiata recipe is a simple quick healthy meal for four made in less than half an hour. When you're short on time, but still want those classic Mediterranean flavours, this delicious dish will satisfy all those needs with minimal fuss and effort.

The chopped tomatoes from Cirio were of such good quality. I found them thick in consistency and rich in flavour.

If you’re going to make something as simple as this easy pasta arrabiata recipe, then I would recommend making it with really good quality tinned chopped tomatoes, like the ones from Cirio.

This easy pasta arrabiata recipe is a simple quick healthy meal for four made in less than half an hour. When you're short on time, but still want those classic Mediterranean flavours, this delicious dish will satisfy all those needs with minimal fuss and effort.

Why I Think You’ll Love This Easy Pasta Arrabiata Recipe

Making this recipe is really satisfying. Watching the arrabiata sauce simmer down, at the same time as you’re checking on the pasta to get it to an al dente consistency, your kitchen is filled with delicious onion, tomato and garlic aromas just like in a real Italian kitchen!

Now, Lady Lynne loves her pasta arrabiata. It’s always the thing she tends to go for when we’re out having dinner at an Italian restaurant. She thinks this easy pasta arrabiata recipe is restaurant quality.

And so, the reason why I think you’ll love this easy pasta arrabiata recipe?

Well, if Lady Lynne thinks this is restaurant quality, then who am I to complain? She’s the expert when it comes to pasta arrabiata!

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This easy pasta arrabiata recipe is a simple quick healthy meal for four made in less than half an hour. When you're short on time, but still want those classic Mediterranean flavours, this delicious dish will satisfy all those needs with minimal fuss and effort.
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Easy Pasta Arrabiata Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
This easy pasta arrabiata recipe is a simple quick healthy meal for four made in less than half an hour.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves about 5g worth
  • 400 g whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium sized onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder optional
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Empty the chopped tomatoes and the basil leaves into a blender / food processor and blitz until relatively smooth.
  2. Place the pasta in a saucepan of boiling, salted water and cook as per the packet instructions, then drain. While the pasta is cooking continue to make the sauce.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a medium sized saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes until soft.
  4. Add the tomatoes and stir in the chilli powder. Gently simmer the sauce for about 10 – 15 minutes until it has thickened to a desired consistency.
  5. Season to taste.

  6. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and combine well.
  7. Divide the pasta Arrabiata between bowls and serve garnished with grated parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve with a fresh green salad of lettuce, cucumber and spring onions.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pasta Arrabiata Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Cholesterol 2.4mg 1%
Sodium 654.6mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 83.1g 28%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17.4g 35%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 11%
Iron 23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This easy pasta arrabiata recipe is a simple quick healthy meal for four made in less than half an hour. When you're short on time, but still want those classic Mediterranean flavours, this delicious dish will satisfy all those needs with minimal fuss and effort.

If you want to see what else I’ve used Cirio tomatoes for then please check out my baked cod with caper mash recipe, where I recently updated the photographs, or better still, subscribe for future recipes!

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This easy pasta arrabiata recipe is a simple quick healthy meal for four made in less than half an hour. When you're short on time, but still want those classic Mediterranean flavours, this delicious dish will satisfy all those needs with minimal fuss and effort.

Comments

  1. I’m a sucker for a good simple pasta dish and this looks like one of the best! So yummy!

  2. Nice and classic! I’ve been craving some pasta!
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  3. This screams for zoodles 😀

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      You are so right! The arrabiata sauce would pair up with zoodles perfectly Suz. 😀

      Hope the move goes smoothly!

  4. Confession: I’m always so impressed when people make fancy pasta dishes because i’m the definition of basic when it comes to noodles. Ever since I was little, my favourite way to eat pasta was just plain buttered noodles drowning in parmesan cheese 😆 No sauce, no veggies… just carbs and cheese. And then I moved on to mac and cheese in my teens… see the pattern? 😆
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I have memories of the same Amanda!

      Those noodles drowning in parmesan cheese and butter were also a staple in my household when I was a child. Mum would have to get us (my brother and I) a quick lunch as we only had a short time to be back at school. Whilst in the evenings, my parents were often busy or working, so they were ideal then.

      I didn’t do the Mac and cheese thing though. McDonalds weren’t about in Scotland then, as they are now though! 😉

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