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
Author italianatheart.com


  • 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



  • Smash the garlic clove (keeping it whole). Remove the seeds from the peeled tomatoes (if whole), and give them a rough chop. 
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. When it starts boiling, add a heaping tablespoon of sea salt. 

Make the sauce

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

  • 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!