Spicy Roman Penne all’Arrabbiata

This classic Roman pasta dish is the best quick and easy weeknight meal
Penne all’Arrabbiata


Serve your pasta in this spicy, rich tomato sauce, for a comforting and tasty dinner.

This recipe is courtesy of As Easy As Apple Pie.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 fresh red chile, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 240 Grams peeled canned tomatoes
  • Salt, to taste
  • 200 Grams ridged penne
  • 1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • Pecorino cheese, grated


Gently crush the tomatoes in a small bowl to break them up.

Set a pan over a medium heat, and add the olive oil. Add the chopped garlic and chile, and sauté for a couple of minutes until the garlic becomes golden.

Add the tomatoes, stir together, and season with salt. Simmer the sauce until it has reduced slightly, about 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente, according to the package cooking times.

Drain the pasta and add to the sauce. Stir well and let it cook in the sauce for 1 minute.

Remove from the heat and stir through the parsley.

Serve topped with grated pecorino cheese.

Penne Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Penne Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.