Penne Arrabbiata or Angry Penne

Penne Arrabbiata means in Italian angry penne because the sauce is spicy hot made with chili. It's a simple and tasty dish typical of Mediterranean cuisine.

This recipe belongs to Roman culinary tradition, despite being prepared in many other Italian regions, a simple recipe full of taste.

Perfect for those who like strong flavors, good fresh tomatoes and hot chili peppers. Easy it's ready in 20 minutes served at the table.

Of course you can season any kind of pasta with this sauce, but penne shape are particularly good because the sauce slips in and wraps around the penne.

This dish was rediscovered recently and often used as a "night snack" (you know when gathering with friends), it's an easy and quick dish that meets the approval of all men and women.

Penne Arrabbiata - Angry Penne

Penne Arrabbiata


Ingredients: serves 2

  • 5 oz (150g) penne
  • 1 ⅜ cup (300g) fresh or canned tomatoes
  • 1 chili
  • ½ onion
  • 1 sprig oregano
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 (30g) tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Preparation: easy 20 min

  1. Wash the tomatoes if you are making it with fresh ones, peel the garlic and onion. Then finely chop the garlic, onion and chili. If you want the sauce less hot remove some of the chili seeds.
  2. In a frying pan add the extra virgin olive oil, garlic and onion. Saute the vegetables for a minute.
  3. Then add the crushed tomatoes.
  4. Add the sprig of origano, cover and simmer for a while.
  5. Drain the pasta that you had previously boiled and toss with the sauce in the pan.
  6. Stir with a wooden spoon and season with salt and pepper if you like.
Angry Penne Steps 1-2-3
Angry Penne Steps 4-5-6

This pasta recipe with hot chili is ready, just sprinkle with some grated parmigiano cheese if you like.






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