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ImpossibleTM Penne Arrabiata Recipe

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  • 4

    Servings
  • Not Too Tricky
  • 14

    Ingredients
  • 45 min

    Preparation
  • 30 min

    Cooking
  • 75 Total Time

    Total Time

Pasta arrabiata is a familiar red sauce-based pasta dish that many people enjoy—but without knowing what the ‘arrabiata’ part is even about. Arrabiata means “angry” in Italian. That’s right, this recipe is for angry pasta. Why would your pasta ever be angry? Unlike other red pasta sauces, arrabiata is characterized by its use of red chile pepper as one of the core ingredients—and the extra spiciness inspires the angry part. This tasty Impossible Penne Arrabiata recipe features a sauce that’s just as angry as it needs to be, using meat made from plants.

The very first step in this recipe is something you’ll need to plan ahead for since it involves marinating. Simply combine the Impossible™ Burger in a mixing bowl with the vinegar and spices, cover, and place inside your fridge for at least 45 minutes. You can marinate it for up to two days beforehand, so feel free to really get ahead of yourself if need be.

When you’re ready, cook the Impossible Burger with a bit of olive oil and set aside—it’s sauce time. The first part moves quickly, so make sure you’ve got everything ready. Cook your onion, garlic, and red chile pepper flakes in olive oil for a few minutes, then add the white wine and reduce it down to nearly dry. Add in the tomatoes, cover, and simmer the sauce for 20 minutes while all the flavors get to know each other better. If things look a little too thick, just throw in a splash of water to help thin it out. Add the Impossible Burger back into the pan, salt and pepper to taste, and you’re ready for the final phase.

After you’ve cooked and drained your penne pasta, mix it into your sauce. Top with as much parmesan as your heart desires, crack some pepper on it and garnish with some sprigs of parsley. You should now have enough for 4-6 servings, but good luck having any leftovers for later.

14 Ingredients

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  • 12 Ounce Package Impossible Burger
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion, Peeled and Finely Diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Peeled and Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Italian Parsley Leaves
  • 28 Ounces Canned Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Pound Penne Pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning Mix (Dried Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Marjoram, Garlic, Onion)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Fennel Seed, Crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
  • Grated Parmesan (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
5 steps
  1. MARINATE THE IMPOSSIBLE BURGER

    Ingredients used

    • 12 Ounce Package Impossible Burger
    • 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning Mix (Dried Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Marjoram, Garlic, Onion)
    • 1 Teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Fennel Seed, Crushed
    • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar

    In a large mixing bowl, combine Impossible Burger with seasonings and vinegar. Cover, place in the fridge, and allow to marinate for at least 45 minutes or up to 2 days.

  2. COOK THE IMPOSSIBLE BURGER

    Ingredients used

    • 4 Tablespoons Olive oil

    Place two tablespoons of the olive oil into the pot over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add the Impossible Burger, spreading out so that it will brown. Allow to cook for two minutes or until brown, then with a spatula flip to brown for another two minutes, then remove from the pan and set aside.

  3. COOK THE ARRABIATA SAUCE

    Ingredients used

    • 1 Small Yellow Onion, Peeled and Finely Diced
    • 4 Cloves Garlic, Peeled and Finely Chopped
    • 1/2 Cup Italian Parsley Leaves
    • 28 Ounces Canned Crushed Tomatoes
    • 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine

    Add an additional 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan, then the onion, garlic and ½ teaspoon red chili flakes, cooking for four minutes. Then add the white wine and reduce until almost dry. Add the tomatoes, cover, and reduce to a simmer, cooking for 20 minutes. Then add 1 teaspoon salt and a little splash of water if it starts to thicken too much. At the end, add the Impossible Burger mixture back into the tomato sauce, mix, and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. MAKE THE PASTA

    Ingredients used

    • 1 Pound Penne Pasta

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt, and cook the penne according to directions. When done, drain the pasta and mix with the sauce, garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired, and serve with cracked pepper and Italian parsley leaves on top.

  5. SERVE, SHARE, AND ENJOY

    Ingredients used

    • Grated Parmesan (optional)
    • Salt and Pepper to Taste

    Makes 4-6 portions.