Pasta in Red Sauce Recipe (Penne Arrabiata) Recipe

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Pasta in Red Sauce is a delicious Italian pasta dish bursting with robust flavors of fresh tomato sauce. You don’t have to wait for winters to make this quick sauce pasta recipe. Most of the ingredients required for the Penne Arrabiata are easily available. This recipe lists the seasonal vegetables I prefer in my pasta, but don’t be afraid to use experiment with your choice of vegetables.

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Servings: 4 plates


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  1. To prepare the pasta, first boil the pasta in salted water till al-dente or cooked as per your liking. Drain pasta in a colander and preserve some of the pasta water to flavor the sauce.
  2. Rinse pasta with cold water and set aside while you prepare the tomato sauce (See how to prepare pizza/pasta sauce at home)
  3. In a non stick stir fry pan heat a tablespoon of olive oil and stir fry zucchini till it is cooked through. Turn off the heat and keep aside.
  4. Once sauce is ready, heat the olive in a broad saucepan. Add the sauce and saute for a minute or so. Add the drained pasta along with zucchini to the sauce and stir to combine. Cook on a medium flame for few minutes for pasta to absorb the flavors of the sauce, while stirring the pasta occasionally in between.
  5. Adjust the consistency of the sauce by using reserved pasta water.
  6. Before serving the pasta, add fresh basil leaves along with grated parmesan cheese and olive oil.
  7. Serve Pasta in Red Sauce warm with toasted garlic bread on the side.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 279g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 507  
Calories from Fat 156 31%
Total Fat 17.66g 22%
Saturated Fat 2.84g 11%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 807mg 34%
Potassium 732mg 21%
Total Carbs 73.75g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g 18%
Sugars 8.47g 6%
Protein 14.5g 23%
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  • ShaleeDP
    January 28, 2016
    I love pasta! this is a definite recipe to try. my daughter will love it too!
    • John Spottiswood
      July 14, 2015
      Awesome dish. Would be nice to give it a try.i love pasta!
      • judee
        July 13, 2015
        Can't go wrong with pasta in a good red sauce like this.

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