5-ingredient creamy, spicy tomato pasta

Based on 6 ratings

Devan Grimsrud

Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
250 g paccheri pasta
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp gochujang
100 ml heavy cream
200 ml pasta water
1 tbsp butter
salt
pepper
lemon (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • pot
  • frying pan (large)
  • cooking spoon
  • colander

Nutrition per serving

Cal
730
Protein
20 g
Fat
27 g
Carb
103 g
  • Step 1/3

    Thinly slice garlic. Set a pot of water to boil over medium high heat.
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • pot

    Thinly slice garlic. Set a pot of water to boil over medium high heat.

  • Step 2/3

    Once water is boiling, season generously with salt and cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve some pasta water, then drain. Add butter to a large frying pan over medium heat. Once melted, add garlic and let cook for approx. 1 min. Add tomato paste and gochujang and stir constantly to combine. Once the mixture is sticking to the bottom of the pot, after approx. 5 min., add heavy cream, reduce heat to low, and let simmer gently while the pasta cooks.
    • 250 g paccheri pasta
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 3 tbsp tomato paste
    • 1 tbsp gochujang
    • 100 ml heavy cream
    • frying pan (large)
    • cooking spoon

    Once water is boiling, season generously with salt and cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve some pasta water, then drain. Add butter to a large frying pan over medium heat. Once melted, add garlic and let cook for approx. 1 min. Add tomato paste and gochujang and stir constantly to combine. Once the mixture is sticking to the bottom of the pot, after approx. 5 min., add heavy cream, reduce heat to low, and let simmer gently while the pasta cooks.

  • Step 3/3

    Add pasta and some pasta water to the sauce, turn up the heat, and mix well until the sauce coats all the pasta and has thickened up a bit. Add more pasta water as needed to create the texture you want. Serve immediately, topped with black pepper and a bit of lemon juice to taste. Enjoy!
    • salt
    • pepper
    • lemon (for serving)
    • colander

    Add pasta and some pasta water to the sauce, turn up the heat, and mix well until the sauce coats all the pasta and has thickened up a bit. Add more pasta water as needed to create the texture you want. Serve immediately, topped with black pepper and a bit of lemon juice to taste. Enjoy!

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