Penne Arrabiata

Nonna's Penne Arrabiata

Prep Time : 25-30 Minutes
Cooking Time :  25-30 Minutes
Serves : Makes 2 portions

Picture this: An al dente penne pasta dancing in bold flavours of Arrabiata Sauce where the sun-ripened tomatoes meet fiery red pepper flakes in each bite! Throw in the flavour of fragrant basil and sautéed garlic for that added symphony of taste. This is the Penne Arrabiata that everyone wants to devour! Try this recipe with our Arrabiata Sauce that clings onto each pasta, offering a delightful balance of flavours in every bite. 

25-30 Minutes
 25-30 Minutes
Makes 2 portions


  • 5-6 cups water
  • Salt, to season
  • 200 gms. Sorrentina Penne Rigate pasta
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil     
  • 2 tbsps. chopped garlic
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 330 gms. Sorrentina Arrabiata Pasta Sauce
  • Salt, to season
  • Crushed black peppercorns, to season
  • 1 tsp. red chilli flakes
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
  • 10 gms. parmesan cheese
  • Sorrentina Italian Garlic Bread for serving


  1. To blanch pasta, heat water and season it with salt. (please follow the instructions printed on the pack). Make sure you reserve some of the pasta water for the sauce.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic and onion, sauté till onions turn translucent.
  3. Add Arrabiata Alla Napoletana, 1 ⁄ 2 cup reserved pasta water and salt, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add pasta, crushed peppercorns and chilli flakes, toss well and cook for 1 minute. 
  5. Put the pasta in a serving bowl. Garnish with some fresh basil leaves and a few parmesan shavings.
  6. Serve hot with Italian Garlic Bread.

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