One Pot Penne arrabiata

Back in Lebanon, this used to be my favorite meal to order at Italian restaurants, yes we do have the best Italian restaurants in Lebanon.

It is spicy, garlicky with lots of tomato flavor, just the way i like it.

Now if you dont like spicy food, don't sweat it, just omit the hot red pepper flakes and substituted for non spicy ones or any other non spicy red powder.

You can always adjust the seasonings to taste, remember the best thing about a recipe is adding your own unique zest to it!

And what I like the most about this recipe is that it only uses ONE pot!

preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 12 mins

Total time: 22 -25 mins

Servings: 6 big servings


1/4 cup of avocado oil

8 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced

6 tbsp of tomato paste or 1/2 a cup

1/4 cup chopped basil leaves

1/2 to 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp of black pepper

7 cups of water

1 tbsp celtic sea salt

2 boxes of gluten free Penne ( I use Jovial brand)


Play some Italian music to set up the mood!

In a big pot, heat the avocado oil over medium flame until shimmering, about 2 minutes or so.

Add the garlic and saute for a minute.

Add the basil and saute for seconds.