Pasta Arrabiata

Pasta ArrabiataRev up your pasta with this spicy tomato and chilli sauce.

Pasta Arrabiata
  • Serves: 4
  • Cook time: Ready in about 35 minutes
  • Ready in: 30-60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Syns per serving:


  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • A pinch of dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 500g passata
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 500g penne pasta
  • Freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley, to garnish


  1. Spray a large saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
  2. Cook the onion, garlic, herbs and chilli flakes for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the passata and season to taste.
  4. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and drain.
  6. Add the pasta to the sauce and mix well.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with a crisp green salad.

Tip: This sauce is also delicious using 1 or 2 finely chopped red chillies instead of the dried chilli flakes.

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