Riesling & penne all'arrabbiata food & wine pairing

Penne all'arrabbiata

Make your tastebuds dance and pair penne all'arrabbiata with a glass of Riesling. 

Course Primo
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 380 grams penne
  • 400 grams peeled tomatoes (half a can)
  • 1-2 tsp red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or as needed
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp finely grated Pecorino Romano if desired



  1. Smash the garlic clove (keeping it whole). Remove the seeds from the peeled tomatoes (if whole), and give them a rough chop. 

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. When it starts boiling, add a heaping tablespoon of sea salt. 

Make the sauce

  1. Heat the garlic clove and red pepper flakes in a frying pan over low heat for a minute. 

  2. Add the peeled tomatoes and a little of their juice to the pan and salt to taste. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions. 

Put it all together

  1. Remove the garlic clove, and then add the pasta to the sauce. It never hurts to add a spoonful of pasta water too! Let the pasta and sauce combine for a few minutes and too it in the pan. Serve and add a little finely grated Pecorino Romano to the top if you wish. Buon appetito!