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Penne in Spicy Tomato Sauce (Penne all’arrabbiata)

Penne in Spicy Tomato Sauce (Penne all’arrabbiata)
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The heat level of this spicy tomato sauce can be adjusted to your taste. This quick pasta dish comes together in 30 minutes.

Prep: 0 | Total Time: 30
  • 1 pound
    whole wheat penne
  • 1 tablespoon
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 1 28-ounce can
    plum tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup
    Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/4 cup
    flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
    salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over low heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, until the garlic is golden, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, crushing them roughly with the back of a wooden spoon. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
  3. When the pasta is ready, drain and return to the pot. Stir in the sauce and place the pot over high heat. Stir until the mixture sizzles. Remove from heat. Add cheese and parsley; toss well. Taste and adjust seasonings; serve immediately.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
  • Calories315
  • Fat4 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol8 mg
  • Carbohydrates59 g
    • Dietary fiber7 g
  • Protein10 g
  • Sodium256 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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