Our Mediterranean penne is a simple yet impressive Italian-inspired dish to warm you up during the cooler months. Our unique pots of flavour feature a delicious blend of roasted garlic, rosemary, mint and lemon peel and our spicy chorizo style paste brings huge depth of flavour to cherry tomato sauce. The sweet red pepper sprinkle works like magic in this dish bringing the rich creamy sauce and all the ingredients together really 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
sweet cherry tomatoes
single cream
frozen peas(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Bring a large pot of water to the boil for the pasta. Melt a knob of butter in a large frying pan over medium-low heat and add the tomatoes and the Wild Garlic & Rosemary. Stir well and then let it simmer for 5 mins or until the tomatoes begin to soften.

  • 2.

    Add the Rustica Paste to the tomatoes and stir it in well. Put the pasta into the pot of boiling water and cook according to packet instructions.

  • 3.

    Add the chorizo slices and the Red Pepper Sprinkle to the pan. Pour in the cream and mix well. Let it gently bubble for 3-4 mins, stirring often until the cream has reduced by about half. Add the peas (if using) and let it simmer for 2-3 mins more while you tend to the pasta.

  • 4.

    When the pasta is cooked to your liking, use a mug to collect 3-4 tbsps worth of starchy cooking water from the pot and keep aside. Drain the pasta into a sieve and then add it to the sauce. Pour in your 2-3 tbsps of starchy water to loosen the sauce and mix well.

  • 5.

    Sprinkle some grated parmesan over your pasta and serve up!


Penne alla Rustica Reviews

BASED ON 4129 reviews

Andrew - Nov 17, 2018

We were disappointed with this. Not a very authentic flavour and quite lack lustre although salty. We'll give this one a miss

Alison - Nov 16, 2018

Delicious ????

Sarah - Nov 16, 2018

Wasn’t that impressed to be given a pasta dish but it was truly delicious and multilayered especially with the added peas for sweetness and texture

Gemma - Nov 16, 2018

Love this meal. I made it with a tin of chopped tomatoes this time and it was even better ????

Amanda - Nov 16, 2018

Definitely one of our favourite dishes

Kimberley - Nov 15, 2018

Tastes amazing, didn't add the red chilli flakes as I knew this would make it too spicy but it didn't effect the overall flavour

Louise - Nov 14, 2018

Great flavour, even the kids loved it x

Michele - Nov 14, 2018

Added sugar snap peas yum

Claire - Nov 14, 2018

Family loved it

Rose - Nov 14, 2018

My favourite

Rose - Nov 14, 2018

So yummyyyyy

Rose - Nov 14, 2018

The best pasta dish ever!!!

Paula - Nov 13, 2018


Paul - Nov 13, 2018

Great recipe, the peas make a great addition.

Marek - Nov 13, 2018

Nicest pasta dish i've ever made. Outstanding

Samantha - Nov 13, 2018

Simple but very tasty. Whole family enjoyed this.

Teresa - Nov 12, 2018

Enjoyed this. Tastier than expected

Marie - Nov 12, 2018

Nice but overwhelming taste was chrizo

Sam - Nov 12, 2018

Very tasty and easy

Sam - Nov 12, 2018

Very tasty and simple

Emma - Nov 11, 2018

Lovely rich flavours.

Leah - Nov 11, 2018

Best dish

Liam - Nov 11, 2018

The best one I’ve had thus far. Incredible flavour

Melanie - Nov 10, 2018

Still one of my favourites so tasty & easy to make!

Deborah - Nov 09, 2018


Anne - Nov 09, 2018

Really tasty and quick - great for a midweek meal after work

Paul - Nov 08, 2018

A great one to prep to take to work the next day

chris - Nov 08, 2018

Much better without peas for me.

Alicja - Nov 08, 2018

Exceptional as always!

Alicja - Nov 08, 2018

Exceptional as always!

Gillian - Nov 07, 2018

Lovely pasta dish. Not usually something I would cook but will order again soon

Jane - Nov 07, 2018

This has to be my favourite dish, yummy

steven - Nov 07, 2018

Delicious absolutely fabulous dish of pasta

Inga - Nov 07, 2018


Sarah - Nov 06, 2018

Substituted chicken for chorizo. Wasn’t unique enough to warrant buying the kit again, but it was quite tasty nevertheless.

Tom - Nov 06, 2018

One of our favorites

Tom - Nov 06, 2018

One of our favorites

Tom - Nov 06, 2018


Nina - Nov 06, 2018

Nice flavours but felt like it needed something more as seemed a lot of pasta so added onions and peppers as it’s all I had in, I’ll maybe add some chicken next time.

Daniel - Nov 06, 2018

Prefer it when chorizo is diced

Nicola - Nov 06, 2018

Tasty but too seasoned for me

Jess - Nov 06, 2018

Loved the flavours! I added some chicken to bulk it out but was lovely

Nuala - Nov 06, 2018

Bloody lovely! Wouldn’t put the peas in next time!

Kathryn - Nov 05, 2018

So tasty.

Joanne - Nov 05, 2018

Tasty, not enough sauce. Maybe I did it wrong!

Laura - Nov 05, 2018

Always a winner in our house

Sarah - Nov 05, 2018

Easy and absolutely delicious

Amy - Nov 04, 2018


Kathleen - Nov 04, 2018

Unfortunately the red pepper sprinkle was missing from my kit but the meal still tasted good

Jackie - Nov 04, 2018

Love this mmmm


Claim your £3 trial box containing 4 recipe kits, including Penne alla Rustica