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penne all arrabiata

Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe

Learn how to cook this delicious and spicy traditional Italian sauce at home. Fine Dining Lovers has the easiest step-by-step recipe for arrabbiata especially for you.

22 March, 2021
Average: 4 (5 votes)

serves for


total time

0 HR 15 MIN


Penne pasta
320 g
5, ripe
Tomato sauce
1 glass
Chili pepper
2 cloves
one sprig
Parmigiano cheese
80 g
Extra virgin olive oil
Black pepper

Penne all'arrabbiata is one of the iconic 'primi' or first courses in Italian cuisine. This great classic, unlike carbonara, amatriciana and lasagna, has no well-defined origins, but is prepared in the same way throughout the Italian peninsula. Ideal for a quick and tasty lunch, the arrabbiata sauce really hits the spot in any season and on any occasion. Penne all'arrabbiata is a simple first course that guarantees satisfying results. Although some argue that the dish belongs to Lazio, penne all'arrabbiata really belongs to the whole of Italy. Here's how to prepare a perfect and original arrabbiata sauce.

Step 01


To prepare the penne all'arrabbiata, start by boiling plenty of water for the pasta. When the water is boiling, add salt and throw in the penne rigate.


Step 02

all Arabbiata sauce

Now focus on the arrabbiata sauce. Wash the tomatoes well, remove the stems and seeds, then cut them into cubes.


Step 03

garlic chili tomatoes

Add a drizzle of oil in a pan with garlic and chilli and brown. Add the tomatoes and sauté, add the tomato sauce and season with salt.


Step 04

cheese parsley

While the arrabbiata sauce is cooking over medium heat, finely chop the parsley and grate the cheese.


Step 05

penne all arrabiata sauce

When the pasta is al dente, tip in the arrabbiata sauce, add the chopped parsley and grated cheese. Mix well and serve.

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By eliminating the chilli, you can obtain a simple and sweet tomato sauce. By adding olives and capers you can prepare a classic puttanesca, another symbol of Italian cuisine. By combining some anchovy fillets, you can make a sauce with a pleasant scent of the sea, also suitable to serve with spaghetti.




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