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 for 2 servings:

  • 200g penne pasta
  • 350g sweet cherry tomatoes
  • 75ml single cream
  • 20g vegetarian hard cheese
  • 100g frozen peas (optional)
  • 1 aubergine
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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.

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Penne alla Rustica Top Reviews

Jade - 20th September 2020

The sauces were very flavourful.

Jade - 20th September 2020

The sauces were very flavourful.

Alex - 5th September 2020

Timings are a little bit off, pasta doesn’t need to go on straight away. Delicious!

Alex - 5th September 2020

Timings are a little bit off, pasta doesn’t need to go on straight away. Delicious!

Hannah - 1st September 2020

We substituted aubergine for sliced runner beans - delicious.

Hannah - 1st September 2020

We substituted aubergine for sliced runner beans - delicious.

Marc - 29th August 2020

Do not get the vegetarian option, it needs the chorizo to give it a lift. Really gutted with the result but will reorder for the non vegetarian option. Serves me right for trying to eat less meat!!

Quilla - 23rd August 2020

Oh wow, absolutely delicious ????????

Quilla - 23rd August 2020

Oh wow, absolutely delicious ????????

Lisa - 21st August 2020

Lovely flavours. Not your usual pasta flavours. Very tasty.

Lisa - 21st August 2020

Lovely flavours. Not your usual pasta flavours. Very tasty.

Karen - 18th August 2020

Love this recipe, whole family favourite

Karen - 18th August 2020

Love this recipe, whole family favourite

Sian - 11th August 2020

Delicious!

Sian - 11th August 2020

Delicious!

Christine - 6th August 2020

Swapped aubergine to yellow peppers and asparagus, really tasty.

Christine - 6th August 2020

Swapped aubergine to yellow peppers and asparagus, really tasty.

Kane - 29th July 2020

Small bit of milk rather than cream works fine for slightly healthier option

Kane - 29th July 2020

Small bit of milk rather than cream works fine for slightly healthier option

Stephanie - 29th July 2020

Easy, simple, tasty and filling

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