One-Pan Calabrian Chile Pasta

You'll only need one pan to prepare this super-easy meatless pasta dish, which saves time on cleanup, too!


One-Pan Calabrian Chile Pasta



Cook Time

25 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup grated pecorino
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • 3 tablespoons Calabrian hot pepper paste
  • 1/3 cup chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (from 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. In a 10-inch high-sided saute pan, bring 1 inch of water (about 4 cups) to a boil over high heat. Add the penne and the salt. Cook, stirring often, until the pasta is al dente, about 9 minutes, there should be a little water left in the pan.
  2. Sprinkle the pecorino over the pasta, toss to coat. Add the tomatoes, chile paste, chives, lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil, and toss.
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4 reviews & comments

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    Lorrie Paulsen

    Giada, your link takes you to the wrong ingredient. Your recipe calls for a paste, but the link is for the whole pepper.

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    Veronica Lee

    This was amazing. I made it for dinner tonight for my hubby and myself

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    Mary Elizabeth Guyton

    Giada, we were unable to find the Calibrean Hot Pepper Paste I can order the chiles on Amazon (by clicking on Calibrean Hot Pepper Paste on your recipe ingredient list-btw, that was very cool😎), but I was going to try to find them in Texas after traveling to Texas today. I found chopped Calibrean Peppers..would they work? And 3 tbsp of them? Thank you Giada We 💜Giada 👍🏻💯✨

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    Mary Elizabeth Guyton

    Hi Giada🙋🏻Iam going to make your pasta for my 89 yr old mother for dinner tonight We are shopping together later today to find the Chilean Peppers and she is very excited about it You have made our day today Thank you

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