Author: Simple Foodie

Pasta with Arugula and Tomatoes

Pasta with Arugula and Tomatoes

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Servings: 6

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Pasta with Arugula and Tomatoes Recipe. Very easy, very fast, and very good. Great meal for a weekday night.


salt 2 Tbsps
penne pasta 1 lb
arugula 1/2 lb washed well and chopped
olive oil 2 Tbsps
olive oil 2 Tbsps
onion 1 chopped
garlic clove 3 crushed
tomato puree 3 1/2 cups
salt 1 Tbsp to taste
black pepper 1 Tbsp to taste
sugar 1 Tbsp
pecorino cheese 1/4 lb grated


  1. In a stockpot boil enough water to cook your pasta. Add the olive oil, salt, pasta, and arugula. Cook the pasta to your liking.
  2. In a large frying pan heat the olive oil.
  3. Add the onions and garlic. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, sugar, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Strain the pasta and arugula. Place on warm plates.
  6. Top the pasta with the tomato sauce and sprinkle with the pecorino cheese.


Sugar is added to the sauce to cut down on the acidity from the tomatoes. You can also add other ingredients to your tomato sauce to enhance the flavor like basil and oregano.