One of Our Most Delicious Pasta Recipes: Spicy Pasta

Pasta is so versatile. It happens to be one of those dishes that can be made quickly with a jar of pasta sauce when time is limited. It can also be created with a little more attention to add additional flavor when more time is spent on cooking. Here at the Vegetarian Cooking Couple, we love pasta. Consequently, we make it at least once a week, ensuring we have left-overs so we can enjoy it another night. Although we cook pasta in many different ways, this one happens to be One of Our Most Delicious Pasta Recipes.

We love fresh basil recipes; so, we wanted to share this one with you. Please, check out this flavorful dish with its vine ripe tomatoes, fresh herbs (fresh basil and fresh parsley), and jalapenos. Hopefully, after you try it, this recipe will be your choice whenever you are looking for a tasty and spicy pasta dish.


  • Tomatoes – 4 Large Vine-Ripened, Seeded, and Chopped
  • Garlic – 3 Large Cloves, Chopped
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes – 2 Ounces in Oil, Chopped
  • Farfalle Pasta – One Pound
  • Jalapeno Peppers – ¼ Cup Seeded and Chopped
  • Onion – Small, Chopped
  • Olive Oil – Two Tablespoons and a Teaspoon for Pasta Water
  • Sherry Cooking Wine – ½ Cup
  • Basil – Fresh, Chopped
  • Parsley – Fresh, Chopped
  • Salt – Pinch for Pasta Water and Pinch for Tomatoes

Delicious Pasta Recipes: Spicy Pasta – How to Prepare

  1. Let’s start this recipe by washing and drying the fresh ingredients, with the exception of the garlic and onion.
  2. Once clean, cut the tomatoes in half, then remove the seeds and discard.
  3. Now, chop the seeded vine ripened and set aside.
  4. Next, peel and chop the garlic. Set aside.
  5. At this time, remove the stems and seeds from the jalapeno peppers. Then chop and set aside.
  6. Peel and chop the small onion. Then, set aside.
  7. Chop both the fresh basil and the fresh parsley. You may set them aside, mixed together.
  8. Now, chop two ounces of sundried tomatoes. Be sure not to discard any left-over oil on your cutting board. You will add that oil to the recipe when you add the sun dried tomatoes.
  9. For this step, heat a 12” frying pan on medium heat.
  10. Once the pan is warm, add the two tablespoons of olive oil. Then, immediately add the chopped garlic and chopped onion—sautee for 2 minutes.
  11. At this time, add the half cup of cooking sherry—Cook for two more minutes.
  12. Now add the seeded and chopped jalapenos and sundried tomatoes and any oil from your cutting board. Stir.
  13. Once stirred, add the chopped seeded ripe ripened tomatoes.
  14. Add a pinch of salt and stir.
  15. Once the ingredients are boiling, reduce the heat to simmer.
  16. Do not cover and stir occasionally. Cook for 20 – 25 minutes. Some of the sherry will cook off during this time—Cook the longer time to reduce more of the sherry if you so desire.
  17. While the sauce is cooking, heat a pot of water for the farfalle pasta. To the water, add a teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  18. Bring the water to a hard boil, then add the pasta. Be sure to turn down the heat to reduce the pot from boiling over.
  19. Cook the pasta to your desired firmness.
  20. Once the sauce is cooked, add the chopped fresh herbs, and stir.
  21. As soon as the pasta is cooked, add it back to the pot used to cook it.
  22. Now stir in the sauce and serve hot.
  23. That’s it – Enjoy!

Happy Eatin’


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