Penne alla Rustica4.4/5 (BASED ON 474 reviews)
A simple but impressive Italian-inspired dish - Our unique pots of flavour feature a delicious blend of roasted garlic, rosemary, mint and lemon peel and our spicy mediterranean style paste brings 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
- vegetarian hard cheese
- frozen peas(optional)
Our 20 minute recipe
Roast the aubergine
Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
Place the aubergine on a baking tray with a little oil and bake for 15-20 mins, turning over halfway. Meanwhile start the pasta sauce.
Start the sauce
Bring a large pot of water to the boil for the pasta.
Melt a 15g of butter in a large frying pan or saucepan over medium heat, add the tomatoes and GARLIC & ROSEMARY BLEND, mix well and then leave to cook for 5 mins so the tomatoes begin to soften.
Add the depth to the sauce
Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to packet instructions.
Add the RUSTICA PASTE to the tomatoes and stir well.
Pour in the cream and add the RED PEPPER SPRINKLE to the tomatoes and allow to gentle bubble for 3-4 mins, stirring frequently until the cream has reduced by half.
Take the aubergine out of the oven and stir it through the pasta sauce.
When the pasta is cooked to your liking, use a mug to collect 2- tbsps worth of starchy cooking water from the pot and keep aside, then drain the pasta into a sieve and add it to the sauce.
Pour in your 2-3 tbsps of starchy water to loosen the sauce and mix well.
Sprinkle some grated hard cheese over your pasta and serve.
Penne alla Rustica Reviews
BASED ON 474 reviews
Nicola - Nov 12, 2019
Swapped cream for pasata but lovely!!
Lucie - Oct 31, 2019
Cumin ruins it
Karina - Oct 03, 2019
Tanesia - Sep 24, 2019
Mairee - Sep 24, 2019
Easy and tasty
Avril - Sep 24, 2019
Very basic but ok
Avril - Sep 24, 2019
Very basic but ok
Catherine - Sep 17, 2019
Great made with soya spaghetti and cougetti
Steve - Sep 15, 2019
Seriously nice, simple and yet so much flavour
Lindsey - Sep 11, 2019
Would definitely order again. Easy to make. Nice and tasty!
Joanne - Aug 25, 2019
Used chorizo instead of aubergine! It’s my favourite dish
Elizabeth - Aug 14, 2019
I love this, so tasty and easy to cook
Susan - Jul 31, 2019
William - Jul 30, 2019
Damian - Jul 26, 2019
Tried to veganise it a bit. Used Soya cream. Still worked. Didn’t cook tomorrow’s for long enough. May put tomatoes in oven first.
Lynda - Jul 13, 2019
Mandakini - Jul 09, 2019
Delightfully easy to make and great flavour
Tracey - Jun 22, 2019
Easy and quick to make. Served it with a side salad and garlic bread. Tasted amazing!
Julie - Jun 18, 2019
Mild flavour very tasty, easy to cook
Kayla - Jun 03, 2019
Bev - May 29, 2019
Anne - May 16, 2019
Was pleasantly surprised by this. It’s really nice, much better than I was expecting. I love aubergine so thats why I picked it.
Emma - May 09, 2019
Nice dish great flavours in the sauce. I'm not keen on using cream so used natural yoghurt which worked just as well!
Laura - May 02, 2019
Ryan - May 01, 2019
This was my first dish, I found is super nice
Jane - Apr 17, 2019
Very quick and tasty
Debbie - Mar 16, 2019
Love it but why can’t I order it any more ?!
Laura - Mar 09, 2019
Ann - Mar 03, 2019
Loved this and full of flavour
Eleanor - Mar 01, 2019
Love this, really rich flavour
Alice - Feb 22, 2019
Alright. Not the best though.
Katie - Feb 21, 2019
Mary-Anne - Feb 05, 2019
Katarzyna - Feb 04, 2019
Lovely, the source was delicious, I wanted more
Valerie - Jan 28, 2019
Not my favourite
Melanie - Jan 27, 2019
This is yummy! I used soya cream and added half a chopped onion. Will definately cook again
Jacqueline - Jan 01, 2019
Cera - Dec 20, 2018
Ok, just pretty average
Abid - Dec 10, 2018
Rich creamy and very tasty
Marion - Nov 20, 2018
Enjoyed this. Will substitute mushrooms for the sweet potato next time.
Lea - Nov 19, 2018
Was nice,i used courgette instead of aubergine. Next time i would add extra veggies
George - Nov 14, 2018
Delicious rústica paste
Ian - Oct 16, 2018
Fresh, tasty and full of flavour
Jenny - Oct 12, 2018
Daryll - Sep 11, 2018
My favourite of all. Delicious .
Janine - Sep 08, 2018
Beth - Sep 05, 2018
Prefer recipes with stronger flavours
Helen - Jul 19, 2018
Easy tasty pasta dish
Alicja - Jun 28, 2018
It’s great! I added mushrooms and spinach to the sauce and soy cream instead of diary cream. It’s the best dish I had in a while!
Rebecca - Jun 06, 2018
Beautiful flavours and really easy to prepare, normally I don't like aubergine but you can't even taste it in this. I'll definitely be having this again.