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Pasta Arrabbiata

Bursting with flavour, this tomato arrabbiata recipe really delivers on taste, and is so easy and quick to make that it’s perfect for a mid-week dinner. Serve with a sprinkling of your favourite hard cheese, a little black pepper and a few olives for extra punch.

  • Preparation time: 10
  • Cooking time: 25
  • Servings: 2

How to make

  1. Heat 4 tablespoons of the olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the garlic over a medium to high heat.
  2. Once the garlic is aromatic, remove it from the pan and discard.
  3. Add the tomato paste and the crushed red peppers and reduce the heat to low. Stir for about four minutes until fragrant, then stir in the tinned tomatoes.
  4. Simmer the sauce over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes, until it is slightly reduced. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt.
  5. For the pasta, bring a large pot of water to the boil, and season generously with salt. Add your chosen pasta and cook for two minutes less than the packaging instructions for an al dente result.
  6. Drain the pasta and toss it in the sauce, cooking for a further one to two minutes.
  7. Serve with freshly grated cheese and shredded basil.

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