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

  • 1.

    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.

  • 2.

    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.

  • 3.

    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.

  • 4.

    Finishing touches

    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 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

Favourite one

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

So tasty!!

Bev - May 29, 2019

Very tasty

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

Delicious ????????

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

Love it

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

Delicious. :)

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.


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