How To Make Pasta Arrabbiata | 30 Minutes

This is essentially - spicy tomato pasta. If you can nail it, it can be a quick and cheap weeknight meal that’s packed full of flavour. What Pairs with Pasta Arrabbiata: For the wine pairing, a vibrant and fruity red will do the trick. Any wine which would work for pizza, would work here. With that in mind, we'll look to Barbera. Subtle spice, strong acidity and touches of red fruit flavours make this style of wine an ideal pairing for this dish.
  • Prep & Cooking Time – 30mins
  • Serves – 2 People
  • Level – Easy
  • 150g Pasta (Whatever You Prefer)
  • 400g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 12 Basil Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Pasta
  • 1 tsp Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 100ml Red Wine
  • 30g Parmesan
  • Step 1

    Let’s learn How To Make Pasta Arrabbiata. First, place the whole tomatoes in the oven with some salt, pepper and olive oil. Roast at 200 degrees until the skins have started to break.

  • Step 2

    While this is happening, bring your salted pasta water to the boil.

    Salting the pasta water is key when learning how to make pasta arrabbiata.

  • Step 3

    Finely dice the onion, chilli and garlic. Add the onion to a heated pan with olive oil on medium-high heat. Add salt and pepper, then once the onions have begun to turn translucent add the chilli and garlic for 30 seconds to a minute.

  • Step 4

    Add the tomato paste, tomato, sugar and vinegar to the pan and combine with the onions, garlic and chilli. Once this has been mixed together, add the wine bit by bit, allowing it to reduce down each time. Then, crush around half of the whole tomatoes.

  • Step 5

    Add the pasta to the boiling water.

  • Step 6

    Now, you just want to allow the sauce a bit of time to reduce down and concentrate. You can add a spoon of the pasta water to it, if it requires loosening up.

  • Step 7

    Add your al dente pasta to the sauce and combine.

  • Step 8

    Serve and scatter some fresh basil and cheese on top. That’s all there is – now you know how to make Pasta Arrabbiata.

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