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

This easy pasta arrabiata recipe is a simple quick healthy meal for four made in less than half an hour.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Arrabbiata sauce, how to make pasta arrabiata, pasta arrabiata
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 428kcal
Author Neil

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

  • 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.

Nutrition

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