Pasta Arrabiata

Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes
Standing/Marinating 0 minutes
Serves 4 portions
500g fettuccine, linguini, or penne pasta 1 cup dry white wine
1 brown onion, chopped 1 fresh red chilli
400g tinned Italian tomatoes 1 tbsp sugar
10g tomato paste 50ml cream
2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil coarse salt and ground black pepper, to taste
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 100 g grated parmesan
1 tsp oregano handful of shredded fresh basil leaves, to garnish
1 tsp thyme



  1. Brown the onions with a little oil in a pot.
  2. Add garlic and allow to simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, paste, chillies, and herbs, allow to simmer for approx. 10 – 15 minutes, and reduce slightly.
  4. Add the wine and sugar to taste.
  5. Add the cream, season with salt and black pepper to taste, and set aside.


  1. Bring water to boil in a large pot, add salt and some olive oil.
  2. Cook the fettuccine to ‘al dente’. Drain the pasta.
  3. Add the sauce to the pasta and mix well.
  4. Serve immediately sprinkled with fresh basil, chopped chilli and grated parmesan.