- 400 g penne pasta
- 6 tablespoons olive oil (3 tbsps + 3 tbsps) + extra 2 tablespoons for pasta
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4-5 hot chili peppers, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 500 g ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 vegetable bouillon cube
- 100 g parmesan cheese, grated
- 10 g basil, finely chopped
- freshly ground pepper
- basil, for serving
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- Bring a pot full of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and boil for 1 minute less than the directions on the package.
- When ready, drain and keep warm. You can toss them with 2 tablespoons of olive oil if you like.
- Place a deep pan over medium heat and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Finely chop the onion, mince the garlic and add them to the pan.
- Add the sugar and chili peppers. Sauté for about 6-8 minutes, until the onion softens.
- Add the tomato paste and stir.
- Add the fresh tomatoes and bouillon cube. Boil for 2-3 minutes.
- When the Arrabbiata sauce is ready, add the pasta.
- Toss well to coat and remove from heat.
- Add the basil, parmesan cheese, freshly ground pepper and 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Lightly toss and serve.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.