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

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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