This quick and easy pasta recipe is perfect for a speedy midweek meal. Arrabbiata is a classic Italian spicy sauce made of tomatoes, chilli and garlic. We’ve added black olives and a sprinkling of basil and Parmesan to make it that bit extra special. Swap the Parmesan for vegetarian hard cheese to make this pasta vegetarian-friendly.
- Put the oil, onion, garlic and chilli in a pan and fry gently over a medium heat until soft. Add the sugar and vinegar and cook until the liquid has evaporated.
- Stir in the tomato purée and the plum tomatoes. Put a lid on the pan and simmer for 10 mins until the tomatoes start to break up.
- Meanwhile, cook the pasta following pack instructions.
- Mix the olives into the tomato sauce and season to taste. Drain the cooked pasta and mix through the sauce. Garnish with a few basil leaves and grate over the cheese to serve.
Tip: Arrabbiata refers to an ‘angry’ sauce, so add a little more chilli if you like it extra spicy.
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