Spicy Tomato Spaghetti With Burrata

Makes : 1 portion
Prep Time : 15 minutes
Total Time : 25 minutes


A comforting preparation with many different variations, this dish, also known as Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera, is a Sicilian special. Legend says that the name ‘carrettiera’ was coined by Italian cart drivers, or ‘carrettieri’, who would move from town to town many years ago, to sell their wares. For basic sustenance, they would put together simple pasta dishes using pantry staples tucked away in their carts. Think dried mushrooms, canned tomatoes, a bit of garlic and a handful of basil or parsley. Cooking this Italian classic is now made easy, with our take on this recipe, with the added creaminess of a big dollop of burrata. Enjoy!

15 minutes


  • 60gms, Spaghetti
  • 10ml, Olive oil
  • 5gms, Garlic, Chopped
  • 2gms, Chili Flakes
  • 15gms, Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • 2gms, Basil
  • 150ml, Sorrentina’s All-Purpose Tomato Sauce
  • 50gms, Burrata (quarter)
  • 10gms, Butter
  • Salt for seasoning



  1. Blanch the pasta for 9 minutes and set it aside. You can re-boil this a minute before serving
  2. In a pan, heat some olive oil and proceed to add chopped garlic
  3. Once it caramelizes, add the halved cherry tomatoes and allow them to blister
  4. Add the stock water from your pasta, followed by chili flakes, basil and salt
  5. Add in Sorrentina’s All-Purpose Tomato Sauce and let it emulsify
  6. Add the spaghetti to the sauce and let it cook for 2 minutes
  7. When the sauce thickens, add in 10gms of butter and let it all emulsify
  8. Plate your pasta and layer it with burrata chunks
  9. Season the burrata with olive oil, salt and a crack of pepper
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