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Pasta Arrabbiata (Angry Pasta)

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

I learned how to make this while I was in Italy one summer. You can add more or less crushed red pepper...and decide how "angry" you would like your pasta.—Stacie Gomm, Providence, Utah
Pasta Arrabbiata (Angry Pasta) Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) tomato puree
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; discard drippings.
  2. In the same skillet, saute garlic in olive oil for 1 minute. Add the tomato puree, basil, pepper flakes and bacon. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Serve with sauce; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup pasta with 3/4 cup sauce (calculated without cheese): 460 calories, 28g fat (7g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 925mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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