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Here's what you need: olive oil, medium onion, red chili flakes, garlic, crushed tomato, salt, penne pasta



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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion (medium, finely diced)
  • ½ teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 14 ounce crushed tomatoes (can)
  • salt (to taste)
  • ½ pound dry penne pasta


  1. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and onion, and cook until the onion is translucent, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the chile flakes and garlic, and cook for another 2 minutes, until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Save ½ cup (120 ml) of pasta water, then drain.
  4. Add the drained pasta to the sauce. Stir well, adding a little pasta water if needed to loosen the sauce. Season with salt to taste.
  5. Enjoy!
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