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Recipe: Al Italiano Meato Pasto by Gregory

Love Italian food? Try this simple, super-tasty recipe...

Al Italiano Meato Pasto by Gregory


“Who knew Mr. Sexy Bazillionaire CEO could cook?”

Serves 4-6


300g of fusilli or penne pasta

75g of Italian meats of choice, thinly sliced

25g of pepperoni or similar spicy sausage, thinly sliced

400g (1 tin) of chopped tomatoes

70g of double concentrate tomato puree

1 yellow pepper

1 green pepper

1 red pepper

1 large red onion

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 red (medium hot) chilli

½ tspn oregano (dry) or equivalent fresh

½ tspn basil (dry) or equivalent fresh

1 tspn ground smoked paprika

½ tspn ground nutmeg

Salt and black pepper

Olive oil for cooking

Grated parmesan for topping


1. Thinly slice the red onion and peppers, lengthways.

2. Drizzle olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. When the oil is hot, drop in the crushed garlic followed by the sliced onion. Fry off until the onion browns slightly. Then add the sliced peppers and stir until the vegetables start to soften.

3. Add in the oregano, basil, smoked paprika, nutmeg, a pinch of salt and around 8 mill turns of black pepper. Add chilli here if you like your pasta sauce to have a little kick. Mix in the herbs and spices then add the tomato puree, coating all the vegetables.

4. Add the Italian meats (including pepperoni) then the chopped tomatoes. Stir until everything is evenly covered, then turn the heat low to simmer whilst you boil your pasta.

5. Boil your pasta with a pinch of salt (the timing will depend on whether you chose fresh or dried pasta, so cook this to your liking).

6. Drain the pasta thoroughly and mix with the pasta sauce.

To serve, top with grated parmesan. Rosemary focaccia or garlic bread makes a great accompaniment.

Gregory’s suggested tipple: Malbec

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