Easy Pasta Arrabiata Recipe
This easy pasta arrabiata recipe is a simple quick healthy meal for four made in less than half an hour.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
- 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
Empty the chopped tomatoes and the basil leaves into a blender / food processor and blitz until relatively smooth.
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.
Heat the olive oil in a medium sized saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes until soft.
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.
Season to taste.
Add the drained pasta to the sauce and combine well.
Divide the pasta Arrabiata between bowls and serve garnished with grated parmesan cheese.
Serve with a fresh green salad of lettuce, cucumber and spring onions.
Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 83.1g | Protein: 17.4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 2.4mg | Sodium: 654.6mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 23.1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 4.1mg