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Spanish-Style Spicy Tomato Pasta

Spanish-Style Spicy Tomato Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 835 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 1/4 cups penne pasta 225 grams / 8 oz
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 35 ml
  • 2 1/4 lbs tomatoes 1 kilogram
  • 1 onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 jarred roasted red bell peppers
  • 12 black pitted olives
  • 2 tsp hot smoked Spanish paprika 5 grams
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.50 grams
  • 1 tsp dried thyme 1 gram
  • 2 tbsp Manchego cheese (aged 6 months) 15 grams
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Finely grate the fresh tomatoes, thinly slice the roasted peppers, thinly slice the black pitted olives, finely chop the onion and roughly chop the garlic

  2. Fill a stock pot a little over half ways with water, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat

  3. At the same time, heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in a generous 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  4. After 1 minute add in the chopped onion and garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the sliced roasted red bell peppers, 2 tsp hot smoked Spanish paprika, 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika and 1 tsp dried thyme, quickly mix together, then add in the grated tomatoes, the sliced black olives and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and simmer on a medium heat, between 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened

  5. Once the water comes to a boil in the stock pot, add in 8 oz penne pasta, mix every 1 to 2 minutes, once cooked al dente (check package instructions), reserve 1/2 cup (120 ml) of the starchy water and then drain the pasta into a colander

  6. After simmering the tomato sauce for 10 to 12 minutes and it has really thickened up, remove from the heat, if your sauce is to thick, add in a little of the starchy water

  7. Transfer the penne pasta into shallow bowls and top off with the spicy tomato sauce, finely grate a kiss of Manchego cheese over the sauce and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish-Style Spicy Tomato Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 835 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 1010mg44%
Potassium 1745mg50%
Carbohydrates 127g42%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 6117IU122%
Vitamin C 94mg114%
Calcium 309mg31%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.