Thursday, 17 February 2011

Penne Arrabiatta Sauce (V)

This recipe is what my kids call 'Red Pasta'.  I swear my oldest daughter would commit murder (well, maybe not murder, but I'm sure she's willing to hand out a couple of klaps) for it, she loves it that much.


1 420g tin whole peeled chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
100ml extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic crushed
1 chopped chili ( I usually put this in at the end otherwise it's too hot or for the fainthearted, remove the seeds)
Salt to taste.
Black pepper to taste
1/2 cup of water

1/2 packet of penne
Cheddar and Parmesan cheese


Put all the ingredients except chili, cheese and penne into a pot. Bring to a boil and then lower the temperature and allow to simmer for 15 minutes until sauce has thickened.  Add Chili.  In a large pot with plenty boiling salted water add the penne and cook for 3 minutes less than packet instructions.  Drain the pasta and add the sauce.  Return to the stove and heat through and allow to sit for 5 minutes so that the pasta can take on the sauce flavours.  Sprinkle with cheese.


  1. I am SO happy you now have a blog with your recipes. This makes me a happy woman - I'm inspired to cook, because yes, your food is THAT good. Yay!