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Recipe: Barilla Penne Rigate All'arrabbiata

An easy-to-follow, family-friendly recipe which uses store-cupboard essentials to keep ourselves and our families well-fed and healthy.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 350g Barilla® Penne Rigate

  • 50ml tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided

  • 1 cloves garlic peeled and minced

  • 1 teaspoons red chilli pepper flakes or to taste

  • 400ml Italian canned tomatoes peeled (may substitute with Barilla® Marinara Sauce)

  • 60g Romano cheese grated

  • 20g fresh Italian parsley chopped

  • Salt to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; season with salt

  • Sauté garlic and red chilli pepper flakes with 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, or until slightly golden and fragrant

  • Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil; simmer for 5 minutes

  • Season with salt to taste

  • Remove skillet from heat

  • Cook pasta according to package directions

  • Drain pasta; reserve ¾ cup of pasta cooking water

  • Add pasta and pasta cooking water to the tomato sauce; toss over medium heat until pasta is well coated

  • Stir in remaining olive oil, Romano cheese, and parsley before serving


About Barilla

Barilla is an Italian family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it’s now an international Group present in more than 100 countries. A world leader in the markets of pasta and ready–to–use sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in Scandinavia, the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know-how.

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