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A delicious pasta dish, with lots of flavor. It has a bit of a kick to it, so you may want to adjust red pepper flakes and chili peppers, to taste, if needed. I received this from a friend at my bridal shower. Note that the time needed to cook is dependent upon how thick you like your sauce, which affects the simmering time.
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 1 -2 garlic clove, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, with juice
- ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato pesto or 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato puree
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional, use if you want to thicken sauce)
- 1 -2 fresh whole red chili pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped and divided
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped and divided
- fresh parmesan cheese, grated, to taste (for garnish)
- 16 ounces penne pasta
- 1Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Saute onion, garlic, and salt until tender, about 5 minutes.
- 2Stir in red pepper flakes and bell pepper, and cook for about 2 minutes.
- 3Add wine and reduce, scraping up any bits on the bottom of the pan and mixing them inches.
- 4Pour in crushed tomatoes and juice, pepper, sun-dried tomato pesto or puree, and the optional tomato paste, if desired.
- 5Bring sauce to a boil, add the whole red chili peppers, and reduce to a simmer.
- 6Stir occasionally, until sauce has reduced to desired thickness. I usually simmer about 30 minutes.
- 7Meanwhile, prepare penne according to package directions.
- 8Remove chili peppers from sauce when ready, and stir in half of the basil and parsley.
- 9Spoon sauce over top of pasta to serve, and garnish with remaining basil, parsley, and fresh Parmesan.
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Nutritional Facts for Penne Al'arrabiatta
Serving Size: 1 (213 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 371.3
- Calories from Fat 39
- Total Fat 4.3 g
- Saturated Fat 0.6 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 395.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 75.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 11.9 g
- Sugars 2.6 g
- Protein 8.6 g
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sun-dried tomato pesto