Classic penne alla arrabiata

Classic Penne Alla Arrabiata Recipe

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This is a classic Italian pasta dish. I got the recipe years ago from my friends mom, who was originally from Italy, so you know it's the real deal. Serve w/ homemade garlic bread and a glass of chianti, and you'll feel like you are in italy.

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20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
penne pasta, i used ronzoni smart taste
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 c
red onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp
minced garlic
6 oz
genoa salami, cubed
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, w/ juice
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 Tbsp
light brown sugar
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 c
fresh basil, torn into pieces
1/4 c
grated fresh parmesan cheese.


1Cook pasta as directed, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water, drain. Heat oil in lg skillet over med-high heat. Add onion and saute for 5 mins.
2Add garlic, salami and red pepper flakes, saute 7 mins or until fragrant. Add tomatoes w/ their juice, tomato paste, brown sugar, and vinegar.
3Stir well. Reduce heat to medium, simmer for 15 mins. Season w/ salt & pepper. Transfer pasta to lg serving bowl, spoon sauce over pasta, toss to coat. Sprinkle w/ bail and parmesan cheese.

About Classic penne alla arrabiata

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy