Penne with tomato-garlic sauce/Penne Arrabiata!

Yesterday, my hubby planned spontaneously to eat out while we were just driving near our house to give dear son a round. And the funny part was that I was wearing my home clothes-a donald duck top and a floral print lower with “ghar ka chappal”and he insisted me to enter pizza hut in that state :(. I entered and hid my legs below the table :P. We decided to take the order(chicken BBQ roll for hubby, veg pasta for me and veg. pizza for both of us)as parcel and here comes the tragic part-when I opened the pasta box at home, it was a non-veg one 😦 :(. And then I had to eat the dinner which I had already prepared. So to compensate for my yesterday’s tragic situation, I made pasta today for breakfast, with loads of veggies and a yummy tomato-garlic sauce 🙂 The sauce was quite similar to the arrabiata sauce, but I didn’t add chilli flakes in it since I can’t bear chillies much. If you like it, go ahead, add chilli flakes and thymes in the sauce and skip soy sauce then you’ll have arrabiata sauce ready!

Here goes the recipe-

Penne with tomato-garlic sauce

Penne with tomato-garlic sauce


Penne pasta-2 cups(I had a spoon of fusilli in my kitchen; so I added that too)
Onion-1 small (chopped)
Capsicum-1-2 tbsp (diced)
Mix veg of your choice (I’ve taken spinach, green beans, broccoli)-1/2-1 cup (cut into pieces)
Baby tomato-10 nos.
Garlic-1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Black pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Soy sauce-1/2 tsp
Parmesan cheese-2 tbsp (grated)
Basil leaves-1 tsp (chopped) (if you can’t get it, then take the dry one)
Oregano- 1/2 tsp
Salt-to taste
Olive oil-2 tbsp


-> Boil pasta in salted water. Drain, run through cold water and add a little bit of oil in it to avoid them sticking together.
-> Steam-broccoli, spinach, green beans. If you do not like steamed veg you can sauté them 🙂
-> Now heat oil in a pan and add garlic to it. Sauté it till the raw smell fades (do not turn brown).
-> Add baby tomatoes cut into 4 pcs each.
-> Add salt and basil in it and cover it with a lid and let it turn softer(Check it regularly. If you find it is sticking to the pan, you can add/sprinkle little water in it) add soy sauce.
-> Cook for about 5-7 minutes. Now add back pepper, cheese and oregano. Mix well and turn off the stove.
-> In another wok heat up oil and add capsicum in it. After 2 minutes add onion in it. Cook till onion turns transparent.
-> Add rest of the boiled veg(sautéd veg) and salt. Toss it for approx. a minute or two and then add pasta in it.
-> Cook for 1-2 minutes. Switch off the stove.

Now serve the pasta with the tomato-garlic sauce. Garnish with oregano and cheese. Serve hot! 🙂

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