Fiery Penne Pasta

How to make a Fiery Penne Pasta.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 500g penne pasta
  • 2 x 400ml tins of tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 fresh red chillies, de-seeded or 1tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • small handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese, finely grated


  1. In a large pan heat the oil.
  2. Add the garlic and chilli and cook gently for a minute before adding the tomatoes, sugar and seasoning.
  3. Simmer gently for at least 30 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  4. Check to taste the seasoning.
  5. While the sauce is simmering cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to the packet instructions.
  6. Once the pasta is al dente drain it reserving a couple of tablespoons of the cooking water.
  7. Add the water to the pasta sauce along with the pasta and stir well so that it’s all evenly coated in the sauce.
  8. Serve in either a large serving platter or in 4 individual bowls.
  9. Drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil then scatter the basil leaves on top and finally finish with a good grating of Parmesan.
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