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.

    Cook the pasta

    Cook the pasta according to pack instructions.

  • 2.

    Fry the tomatoes

    Heat a frying pan over a medium heat (with no oil) and fry the chorizo for 2 mins.

    Add a knob of butter, the tomatoes and the WILD GARLIC & ROSEMARY. Mix well then cook for 2 mins.

    Stir in the RUSTICA PASTE.

  • 3.

    Make the sauce

    Add the RED PEPPER SPRINKLE to the pan.

    Pour in the cream and mix well. Let it gently bubble for 2-3 mins, stirring until the cream reduces by half.

    Add the peas (optional) and simmer for 2 more mins.

  • 4.


    Drain the pasta and serve it with some grated parmesan on top.


Penne alla Rustica Reviews

BASED ON reviews

Marie-Louise - Jan 08, 2020

We loved this dish!

Rianna - Jan 07, 2020

This was the first one we tried which is how our love for Simply Cook started! Really tasty

Matthew - Jan 07, 2020

Too salty, given it a go twice and same issue both times

Correen - Dec 29, 2019

Nice but nothing special

EFFROSYNI - Dec 23, 2019

One of my favorite dishes, easy to make and tasty! Although, I would like less cream, as it has fat, but it's ok once in a while!

Ellen - Dec 08, 2019

Tasty and homely

Rachael - Dec 08, 2019

Azing flavours. Definitely buying again.

Roisin - Dec 08, 2019

Very tasty, really enjoyed it

Sian - Dec 07, 2019

Delicious as always

Sally - Dec 07, 2019

One of our faves. Didn't disappoint again.

Maureen - Dec 07, 2019

One of the first meals I cooked, from Simplycook, AND the worst. I cook a version of this which is much nicer. Didn't put me off though, am still ordering! Just not this dish.

Karen - Dec 06, 2019

Ok but nothing special

Tracy - Dec 06, 2019

Nice meal.

Rowena - Dec 04, 2019

Too salty. Wont be having again.

Tomasz - Dec 04, 2019

Great !!!!

Caroline - Dec 04, 2019

Strong flavours, make into meal for 4

Ben - Dec 03, 2019

Too rich!

Natasha - Dec 03, 2019

Loved it, had some left over though.

Sian - Dec 03, 2019

This is our favourite one so far. We have this probably once a month. Love it

Maddison - Dec 02, 2019

So easy to make, hardly any washing up (bonus) tastes soo good!

Kim - Dec 02, 2019

Very delicious. Normally not a big fan of chorizo but I tried it and like it ????

Tehlia - Dec 02, 2019

Quick easy and so yummy

Margaret - Dec 02, 2019


Stacey - Dec 02, 2019

Love it!

Oliver - Dec 02, 2019

Little bit too rich for me

Paul - Dec 01, 2019

The more peas the better, loved it

Simon - Nov 30, 2019

Lived this one, very easy and full of flavour.

Cassandra - Nov 30, 2019

So delicious especially with home made garlic bread. Will be doing this again. Xx

Jacqui - Nov 30, 2019


Mercedes - Nov 30, 2019

Easy to cook and tastes great. I mixed brown sugar in for sweetness

Sarah - Nov 30, 2019

Lovely! It great for the waistline though.

Andrea - Nov 30, 2019

Really enjoyed this, very flavourful.

Emma - Nov 29, 2019

The boys loved it

Dinos - Nov 29, 2019

The best pasta recipe I have ever tried! Easy and tasty!

andrew - Nov 29, 2019

Amazing tasty quick and easy

Nic - Nov 28, 2019

Nice robust flavours & simple to make. A mid-week staple!

Opeyemi - Nov 28, 2019

Very easy to make and tasty.

Neale - Nov 27, 2019

Great flavours loved it

Julie - Nov 27, 2019

My favourite

Charlie - Nov 27, 2019

Amazing and super quick. Definitely would have again!

Leanne - Nov 27, 2019

Delicious and easy

Natalie - Nov 27, 2019

Really good and easy dish but quite strong overpowering flavour

Jill - Nov 27, 2019

Very tasty

Emily - Nov 27, 2019

Bit bland, wasn’t excited by this at all

Bethany - Nov 26, 2019

Yummy and quick and easy to prepare

Sarah-Jane - Nov 26, 2019

It was a nice pasta dish!

Claire - Nov 26, 2019

Family favourite for sure

Elisabeth - Nov 26, 2019

Made it with prawns it was yummy

Sanita - Nov 26, 2019

Love this dish ??

Monnie - Nov 25, 2019

Really simple to make and really flavoursome. Will definitely be trying this again


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