A simple yet impressive Mediterranean-inspired dish taking influences from Spanish sweet roasted red peppers and spicy chorizo and pairing it with Sicilian lemon, garlic and rosemary along with Italy’s juicy sweet cherry tomatoes. The Red Pepper Sprinkle works like magic in this dish bringing the rich creamy sauce and all the ingredients together nicely.

Cook our delicious Penne alla Rustica in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Penne alla Rustica. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Wild Garlic & Rosemary pot, a Rustica Paste pot and a Red Pepper Sprinkle pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Penne alla Rustica in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Wild Garlic & Rosemary
  • Rustica Paste
  • Red Pepper Sprinkle

Your shopping list:

penne pasta (GF if desired)
sweet cherry tomatoes
single cream
freshly grated Parmesan
knob of butter
frozen peas(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water for 8-10 mins, or until it's cooked to your liking.

  • 2.

    Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat (with no oil) and add the chorizo slices. Fry them for 2 mins. Melt a knob of butter in the pan and add the tomatoes and the Wild Garlic & Rosemary. Stir well and then let it cook for 2 mins so the tomatoes begin to soften. Add the Rustica Paste to the pan and mix well.

  • 3.

    Add the Red Pepper Sprinkle to the pan. Pour in the cream and mix well. Let it gently bubble for 3 mins, stirring until the cream reduces by half. Add the peas (if using) and simmer for 2 more mins.

  • 4.

    Drain the pasta and stir it into your sauce, then serve it with some grated parmesan sprinkled over.


Penne alla Rustica Reviews

BASED ON 169 reviews

Sue - Sep 24, 2018

Loved this meal. So tasty... I added chicken thighs

Linda - Sep 24, 2018

Family favourite. I was a little put off by the though of chorizo in pasta, but it was excellent.

Simon - Sep 24, 2018

Not usually a big fan of penne but my lads love it so gave it a go and wasn’t disappointed ????. Very tasty and easy to make ????

Katie - Sep 23, 2018

So tasty

Elicia - Sep 22, 2018


Mark - Sep 20, 2018

Enjoyable, tasty, just slightly too salty.

Carolyn - Sep 19, 2018

Nice and filling

Mrs M C - Sep 19, 2018

Used half chicken/half chorizo as the latter disagrees with me. Absolutely delicious!

Matt - Sep 19, 2018

Easy to cook and very tasty.

lauren - Sep 19, 2018

way too strong in flavour for my liking

Kate - Sep 18, 2018

Lovely but salty

Joanne - Sep 17, 2018

Quite salty but tasty

Claire - Sep 17, 2018

Family favourite

Jo - Sep 17, 2018

Not my favourite but tasty and would order again

Miss - Sep 17, 2018

Could have done with some other meat adding to it bar chorizo

Jeni - Sep 16, 2018

Loved this. Really tasty and had so much left over we were all able to have some for lunch with salad the next day.

Andrew - Sep 15, 2018

Absolutely fantastic really enjoyed it will be ordered again

Lee-Ann - Sep 14, 2018


Kim - Sep 13, 2018

Simple really tasty!

rebecca - Sep 13, 2018

Really salty and smoky flavours. Big fan of chorizo pasta dishes but was unfinished by all at my table

Deborah - Sep 12, 2018

Too salty - not for me

Faye - Sep 12, 2018

I liked it but my kids didn’t!

Stef - Sep 11, 2018

Really enjoyed cooking this only down fall not much flavour in the sauce but I seasoned and it was beautiful . My family loved It

Nicola - Sep 11, 2018

Quick, easy & delicious! Loved it!

Sarah - Sep 10, 2018

Absolutely delicious, quick and easy! Just as it says on the tin! Fabulous!

zowie - Sep 09, 2018

Turned this into a vegetarian dish, used red pepers, courgette, broccoli, tomatoes & peas. Needed more cream than stated, but was a lovely dish.

Sarah - Sep 08, 2018

Gorgeous pasta dish that has a little spice to it. Easy, quick and delicious FIRM FAMILY FAVOURITE !

Tracy - Sep 07, 2018

Just a little salty but I enjoyed it.

Matt - Sep 06, 2018

First meal I’ve tried and it was very easy and very tasty!

Michael - Sep 06, 2018

Really nice and flavoursome, I added chicken as well which took come of the flavour away but was still very tasty

Charlotte - Sep 05, 2018

Strong flavours

Sharron - Sep 04, 2018

Used sausage instead of chorizo. Was lovely.

Michelle - Sep 03, 2018

Not for us as family like marmite either love it or hate it

aislinn - Sep 01, 2018

Mixed reviews, husband loved it, I felt it was too fragrant for me.

Claire - Sep 01, 2018

so easy to make and so nice...

Sarah - Aug 30, 2018

So good

Natalie - Aug 26, 2018

A little greasy due to the chorizo but so delicious

Rachel - Aug 24, 2018


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Sharon - Aug 22, 2018

Made it with chicken this time and added a little sugar it was a lot less salty

Rachel - Aug 22, 2018

Everyone enjoyed this in our family, although I found it slightly salty. Full of flavour.

Louise - Aug 20, 2018

Altered slightly for a more healthier meal but fantastic

Caroline - Aug 19, 2018

Really easy and quick to make. Delicious! I chopped up the chorizo really small as my mother in law is weird about any meat that comes in sausage form, and she really enjoyed it!

Caroline - Aug 19, 2018

Delicious pasta, lots of flavour and huge portion size! My 2 year niece very much enjoyed it too. Look forward to eating it again

Lindsay - Aug 16, 2018

Unbearable, Too many herbs. Couldn’t eat it.

Mia - Aug 13, 2018

Very heavy meal and should be served in smaller portions, probably the best pasta i've ever tasted. Next time i will probably slice the chorizo into quarters as they held a very strong taste.

Lucy - Aug 12, 2018

Thought this was incredibly tasty, however for us the cream was a little heavy. Fabulous flavours though.

Ruth - Aug 10, 2018

Amazing.....I feel like I could eat this every day

Sara - Aug 10, 2018

Easy to make and very tasty. Perfect for cooking on holiday.

Renee - Aug 05, 2018

Was so delicious. Very rich in flavour which might be a bit of a shock to some but was divine. Will definitely order again


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