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Pasta arrabbiata

9
9
9
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This simple pasta dish is packed full of flavour, yet only takes 30 minutes to make. Great for a midweek dinner when time is of the essence.

Ingredients

White pasta, dry

250 g, use penne

Calorie controlled cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Back bacon, raw

4 rasher(s), medium, cut into thin strips

Onion(s)

2 small, red, sliced

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Chilli, Green or Red

1 individual, de-seeded and diced

Tinned Tomatoes

2 can(s), large, chopped, (400g cans)

Tomato Purèe

2 tablespoons, level

Dried Basil

2 tablespoons, level, torn, plus extra to garnish

Salt

1 pinch, and black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 10–12 minutes or according to packet instructions. Drain and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a large, non stick pan with the cooking spray. Add the bacon, onions, garlic and chilli and cook, stirring over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the onions have softened. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée and cook for 5 minutes until thickened slightly.
  3. Add the basil and season. Add the drained pasta and stir to combine. Heat until piping hot then serve garnished with the extra basil leaves.

Start eating better than ever!