PENNE WITH ARRABBIATA SAUCE

Ellen Bales

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Warning: this pasta dish is HOT, and I do mean H - O - T! Arrabbiata means angry, and angry can mean "with heat," so be prepared. If you prefer it not-so-hot, you could cut back on the red pepper.
Recipe: Comfort Food 2013
Photo: bellalimento.com


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Serves:

4

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 oz
packaged dried penne pasta
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
onion, chopped (1 cup)
3 oz
pancetta, chopped (1/2 cup) or 1/2 cup chopped bacon
4 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
chianti, dry red wine or vegetable broth
1 can(s)
(28 oz.) crushed tomatoes, undrained
1/4 c
snipped fresh italian (flat-leaf) parsley
2 tsp
dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp
kosher or sea salt or 1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 to 1 tsp
crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
snipped fresh italian (flat-leaf) parsley
grated, finely shredded or shaved parmigiano-reggiano cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For Pasta: In a large saucepan, cook pasta in boiling, lightly salted water according to package directions. Drain; reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water. Return pasta to hot pan; cover and keep warm. Set pasta water aside.
2
Meanwhile, for tomato sauce: In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, pancetta and garlic. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until pancetta begins to brown. Remove saucepan from heat. Add the wine. Return to heat and cook on medium-high heat, scraping up all the brown bits in the pan, about 3 minutes or until almost all the liquid is absorbed.
3
Stir in the undrained tomatoes, 1/4 cup parsley, the oregano, salt, crushed red pepper and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 30 minutes or until sauce is thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
4
Add the pasta to the hot tomato sauce. Toss to combine. If mixture is dry, add a little of the reserved pasta cooking water. Sprinkle each serving with additional snipped parsley and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy