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Vegan Arrabiata Pasta in 30 Minutes


  • Author: Jess Saunders
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Vegan arrabiata pasta takes just 30 minutes to cook and needs just 9 ingredients! Mix up the vegetables to whatever you have on hand, and add more or less chilli depending on how spicy you like it.


Ingredients

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  • 1 onion - chopped roughly
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g chestnut mushrooms - quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 1 red chilli - finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 800g tinned tomatoes – blended
  • 200g broccoli - chopped into bitesize florets
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil - chopped roughly
  • 300g penne pasta
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions and then drain, rinse and set aside.
  2. While the pasta cooks, sauté the onion in a tablespoon of olive oil until it is soft and translucent.
  3. Add the garlic, chilli, herbs and puree and stir for a minute more.
  4. Pop in the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, until they start to release water.
  5. Pour in the blended tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the broccoli and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Season with 1 tsp salt and pop in the basil and the drained pasta, then stir well. Make sure all of the pasta is well coated in the sauce. Serve and enjoy!

 

Notes

  • San Marzano tomatoes are the best type of tinned tomatoes to use. It's not a big deal if you don't have this type though, any tinned tomatoes will work.
  • We blend the tomatoes to save on cooking time. If you don't blend the tomatoes, or instead use passata, add on around 15-20 minutes of simmer time, to allow the sauce to thicken.
  • If you don't have mushrooms or broccoli, they can be omitted or replaced with carrots and courgette.
  • Arrabiata sauce is spicy. If you don't want it to be spicy, remove the seeds and the membrane from the chilli before chopping it.
  • Make this sauce gluten-free by using gluten-free pasta.
  • We've used penne pasta in this recipe, but you can use any pasta shape that you like. Or even spaghetti!
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Pasta Arrabiata

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