A top success and one of Giada's favorite pasta recipes, the Calabrian Chili Pasta is also one of those great pasta dishes that come together quickly on a weeknight - and it doesn't taste like a rush situation at all! Ingredients are the key here! You'll find all you need to recreate this simple but full-of-flavor recipe in this meal kit + an exclusive recipe card!
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Capricci Pasta: There’s something truly delightful about the springy, curly shape of this capricci from Setaro — in fact, that’s where it gets its name! Capricci translates to “whims” (we get the word capricious from the same root), and the whimsical nature of this short, irregular pasta will quickly make it a favorite in your home.
Crushed Calabrian Chili Paste: With a mellow, fruity heat that lingers on the palate but won't overwhelm, there's just no substitute for this crushed Calabrian chile paste from Tutto Calabria. The quintessential Italian chile, they are beloved around the country for the lively heat they bring to any dish. Similar in Scoville level to cayenne but with a depth of flavor unlike any other, this paste of fresh chiles crushed and preserved in olive oil is a must-have for any spice lover’s pantry. It’s one of Giada’s essential Italian ingredients.
Pomodorino Di Corbara Whole Tomatoes: While these tomatoes are definitely a step up in price from grocery store varieties, the difference in flavor is unmistakable. They are the ultimate embodiment of the Italian cooking philosophy: selecting only the best-quality ingredients—no matter how humble—and preparing them simply. With just these tomatoes, a packet of good pasta, and some olive oil and parmigiana, you can have a dinner party-worthy dinner ready at a moment’s notice.
Oregano Bunch: No Italian pantry is complete without a steady supply of oregano, and this dried oregano is a beautiful way to stock up. This organic oregano is grown on a small family farm in Sicily and dried right on the branch, so there's no doubt about what you're getting.
Vallaurea Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This Vallaurea olive oil from Ardoino is made of taggiasca olives, the beloved light and fruity variety native to the northwestern region of Liguria. Gently cold-pressed to retain as much pure flavor as possible, this oil shimmers with a golden yellow color and a bright nutty flavor to match. This unfiltered oil is protected from light with a gold foil wrapper to preserve its delicate flavors and prevent oxidation.