Garlic Tomato Pasta

A Hug In A Bowl - This Penne Pasta Has All The Love That You Need

Sometimes, all you want is a comforting presence as you take time out for yourself. On some days, you just want a break from your regular routine. There are days when you crave an indulgence that you know will set things right. Nothing like a bowl of pasta packed with flavor to soothe our souls on such days, amirite? 

Perk up a bowl of delicious comfort food with this easy Tomato Garlic Penne Pasta recipe.

PS: Helps that this indulgence is guilt-free with WickedGüd


  • 1/2 cup - Penne Pasta
  • 1 - Tomato, chopped roughly
  • 3 pods - Garlic, halved
  • 1/2 - Red Bell Pepper 
  • 1 tsp - Chilli Flakes h
  • A pinch - Italian Seasoning / Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp - Olive oil
  • Cheese for garnish (mozzarella) - Grated
  • Salt - To taste


  1. Boil water and add the penne pasta along with salt and a teaspoon of oil.
  2. Cook pasta till it’s soft, yet crunchy enough to bite (if using WickedGüd, don’t boil it for longer than 7 minutes).
  3. Save a cup of water, drain the pasta and keep aside.
  4. In a pan, add oil and allow it to heat. Then add tomato and garlic and saute till mushy. Take off from the heat. 
  5. Roast the bell pepper directly on a flame till black spots appear on all sides. Peel off the outer skin. Then grind it, along with the sauteed tomato and garlic to a fine paste.
  6. Add this paste to a pan with 1/4th cup of pasta water and allow it to boil for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Add chilli flakes, salt, and Italian seasoning.
  8. Once the paste reaches a sauce-like consistency, add the cooked pasta and give a quick stir without breaking it.
  9. While serving, garnish with grated cheese and serve hot.