Nduja Pasta Recipe

Calabrian nduja, a spicy spreadable salami, is created with pork and chili peppers. When blended with pasta, it makes a flavorful, spicy sauce.

– 1 pound rigatoni pasta (or other similar shaped pasta) – 1 tablespoon olive oil – ½ medium onion, diced (about a cup) – 2 cloves garlic, minced – ½ cup 'nduja (casing removed) – 28 ounce can San Marzano tomatoes (crushed) – ¼ cup chopped fresh basil – parmesan for serving



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Boil a large pot of salted water. Cook pasta until al dente according package guidelines. Drain pasta and reserve a cup of water.

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In a big pot or skillet, heat olive oil on medium. Cook onion for 3–4 minutes until tender. Use a spoon to break up the 'nduja and garlic.

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Pour in smashed tomatoes and simmer. Cook uncovered for 10-12 minutes to thicken sauce.

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Put pasta in sauce and add pasta water to thin it. Completely discard. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and serve immediately.

Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg 


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