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Penne Arrabiata

Irresistible Penne Arrabiata with a slightly fiery note! This Pasta Arrabiata Recipe is super easy and quick to prepare and makes a perfect dinner served in no time!
Course Mains
Cuisine Italian
Keyword arrabiata pasta, arrabiata pasta sauce, pasta arrabiata
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 512kcal
Author Aline Cueni


Arrabiata Pasta Sauce


  • Cook the penne according to the packet instructions until al dente. Drain, toss with some olive oil if desired, and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick pot over medium-low heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until fragrant. Don’t let it burn.
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes and tomato paste and let it simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Season with sugar, salt, and cracked black pepper.
  • Add the drained pasta to the sauce and toss for one minute allowing the penne to soak up the sauce.
  • Serve with fresh basil and vegan parmesan cheese.



  • Add some pasta water if the sauce gets too thick.
  • How long does it stay fresh? Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it keeps fresh for 3-4 days.
  • Can I use a different type of pasta? Yes, of course. It also tastes delicious with rigatoni, rotini, or pipette.


Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg