Recipe of the Day: Valerie’s Arrabiata Penne | Food Network

Valerie fixes a Spicy Arrabiata Penne with chili flakes and fresh basil.

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Spicy Arrabiata Penne in 20 Minutes
Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli
Total: 20 min
Active: 20 min
Yield: 6 servings
Level: Easy


Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound penne rigate (penne pasta with ridges)
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
One 26.42-ounce container chopped tomatoes, such as Pomi
1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
6 leaves fresh basil, chopped, plus more for garnish
Block of Parmigiano-Reggiano, for garnish


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add kosher salt to the boiling water, then add the pasta. Cook according to the package instructions, about 9 minutes.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and heat until the oil starts to shimmer. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, red chile flakes, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the chopped basil.

Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce. Garnish with Parmigiano-Reggiano flakes and more basil and serve warm.

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

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