Pasta all’arrabbiata with tomato puree
Leave it to the fiery Romans to give us pasta all’arrabbiata. Cooked in a tomato-based sauce, this “angry” pasta is spiced with crushed red peppers. Our simple recipe will take you all of 30 minutes to prepare while delivering a complex depth of flavor. Whip this up for a workday dinner tonight; repeat tomorrow.
Made with Double concentrated tomato paste
The Double Concentrated Tomato Puree is bold, dense and intense, and in its various versions is ideal to enhance the colour, taste and texture of your dishes. This is a traditional product as its resistance to long cooking times makes it ideal for ragù sauce and stews, but it is surprisingly successful in bringing out the best in quicker, more creative recipes: from the dressing of pies and quiches, to delicious side sauces and tasty pestos with pasta. It takes 5.5 kg of fresh tomatoes to make 1 kg of Double Concentrated Tomato Puree.
20 min (COOK TIME: 5 min / PREP TIME: 15 min)
Mutti® Cherry Tomatoes
(14 oz., Ciliegini)
Mutti® Double Concentrated Tomato Paste
extra virgin olive oil
crushed red peppers, or more to taste
Pecorino Romano, freshly grated
sea salt, to taste
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Pasta all’arrabbiata with tomato puree: Method
- Heat 4 tablespoons of the olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the garlic over medium-high heat. When the garlic is aromatic, remove from the pan and discard. Add the tomato paste and the crushed red peppers and reduce the heat to low. Stir until fragrant, about 4 minutes, and stir in the tomatoes. Simmer the sauce over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until it is slightly reduced, about 8 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt.
- In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil, and season generously with salt. Add the pasta and cook two minutes less than the package instructions or just before al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving the cooking water. Drop the pasta in the sauce, tossing coat the pasta evenly with the sauce. Allow the pasta to cook in the sauce for 1 to 2 minutes. If needed, add a small amount of the cooking water to the pan to loosen up the pasta.
- When al dente, plate the pasta, and top with the freshly-grated cheese and shredded basil. Serve immediately.