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Penne all'Arrabbiata

Course Main Course
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 305 kcal


  • 16 ounces dried penne pasta
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled, cut in half
  • 4 dried red chilies
  • 3 tablespoons basil leaves cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes skinned, roughly chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • extra virgin olive oil


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the garlic and fry gently. After 1 minute, add the whole chillies, then continue to fry until the garlic is lightly brown. Remove it with the chillies and save. Add the basil to the hot oil for a few moments to add flavour, then remove and save. Finally, add the tomatoes to the flavored oil with the red pepper flakes (if using) and the salt and cook gently for 10 minutes.

  2. Cook the penne in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, add to the tomato sauce, and toss to coat. Top with toasted garlic, chilies and basil. Serve with olive oil drizzled on top.

Nutrition Facts
Penne all'Arrabbiata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 399mg17%
Potassium 451mg13%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1100IU22%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.