Pasta Arrabiata

prep time

10 minutes

cook time

30 minutes


A slightly spicy recipe, this classic garlic, basil and crushed red pepper-based sauce is made even better by its foundation of “perfect penne”.


1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28 ounce) can Tuttorosso® Diced Tomatoes in rich tomato juice
1 (28 ounce) can Tuttorosso® Tomato Puree with basil
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 pound penne pasta, cooked and drained, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water
1/2 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves


  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook about 3 minutes or until garlic is browned, being careful not to burn. Add in diced tomatoes and tomato puree, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in red pepper, oregano, salt and black pepper. Cook uncovered, for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Return pasta and reserved water to saucepan; sprinkle with cheese and basil. Toss until well combined.

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