Pasta all’Arrabbiata

Pasta all’Arrabbiata

Pasta all’arrabbiata is a vegetable pasta with spicy tomato sauce. This simple but rich flavoured pasta gets its name from a traditional Roman spicy tomato sauce called Arrabbiata.

Made with Double concentrated tomato paste

When you need a strong and intense taste of tomato, tomato paste is your choice. It works together superbly with our other products to intensify the flavor and texture of the tomato.

cooking sketch 20 min (COOK TIME: 5 min / PREP TIME: 15 min)

cooking sketch Easy


  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 1 can Mutti® Cherry Tomatoes (14 oz., Ciliegini)
  • 1/2 cup Mutti® Double Concentrated Tomato Paste (Doppio Concentrato)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5-6 leaves basil shredded
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red peppers, or more to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups Pecorino Romano, freshly grated
  • sea salt, to taste

Did you know?
Arrabbiata is Italian and means angry so Pasta all’arrabbiata is sometimes mistakenly referred to as “angry pasta”.

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Pasta all’Arrabbiata: Method

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. When al dente, plate the pasta, and top with the freshly-grated cheese and shredded basil. Serve Pasta all'arrabbiata immediately.

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Also made with: Double concentrated tomato paste

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