Bowls of Spicy Arrabbiata Pasta~ Additive Free in 10 minutes

…did you have a lovely weekend? Hope you did! We were out and about squeezing everything into the weekend. Did you get up to some nice things? We visited Lancashire and took the boys out for a day at Haigh Hall. It’s a stunning place- one of our favourites- if you love country walks and views. It was exciting to see the Artisan Market stalls and hear the bands playing- it was warm and sunny and the perfect day for a Sunday walk…

Arrabiata Sauce is one of those juicy sauces that is easy to prepare and cook fresh in minutes using fresh ingredients which are usually in the cupboard. I love the taste of tomato based sauces without the added sugar and additives. There is 1 controlled tsp of sugar in this recipe. You know everything that is going into the pan, nothing hidden.

The kick of heat comes from the chilli flakes. Fresh red chillies diced are really good too- use which ever you prefer…I often think chilli flakes are handled better for the boys- a little milder.


1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves
400g can of chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp vegetable stock {crumbled stock cube}
1 tbsp of tomato purée
1 tsp of sugar
Chilli flakes
Fresh Parmesan cheese

Heat the oil and add the peeled and crushed garlics. Gently soften the garlic before adding the chopped tomatoes, stock, puree and sugar. Sprinkle a pinch of chilli flakes into the pan. Reduce the heat and simmer for ten minutes. I love to serve this tomato based sauce with pasta tubes but of course the choice is yours! Add Parmesan shavings- the fresh Italian Parmesan is divine. Enjoy x



Victoria x


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