Greek-Inspired Cinnamon-Tomato Pasta Recipe

Greek-Inspired Cinnamon-Tomato Pasta Recipe

How To Make Greek-Inspired Cinnamon-Tomato Pasta Recipe

Such a fresh take on the Italian favorite. These Greek-inspired cinnamon-tomato pasta recipe uses traditional sauce with the addition of wine and cinnamon.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1medium onion,chopped
  • ½cupfresh flat-leaf parsley leaves,tight-packed, coarsely chopped
  • 1tbsptomato paste,heaping
  • 6clovesgarlic,minced
  • tspdried oregano
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • 1tspsugar
  • 1tspground Aleppo pepper,or other medium-hot chile, or ½ red pepper flakes
  • ½cupdry white,or red wine
  • 2lbsripe summer tomatoes,or 1 can (28 oz.) whole tomatoes with their juice
  • 1lbhollow dried pasta,rigatoni, penne, ziti, perciatelle, etc.
  • cupsfresh goat cheese,crumbled
  • salt and pepper,to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of generously-salted water to boil.

  2. Heat olive oil in the bottom of a large saute pan (or skillet with tall edges) over medium-high heat.

  3. Stir in the onions, parsley, and generous sprinklings of salt and pepper.

  4. Sauté the onions until translucent.

  5. Then stir in the tomato paste, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, sugar, and Aleppo pepper.

  6. Turn the heat down to medium and sauté for 1 minute. Add the wine and cook for 1 minute.

  7. If using fresh tomatoes, grate them on a grater over a bowl, and add the pulp with its juices to the pan.

  8. For canned tomatoes, crush them as they go into the pan.

  9. Raise the heat to medium high and cook the sauce for 8 minutes, or until thick.

  10. Taste for seasoning and remove the pan from the heat. Cover the pan.

  11. Meanwhile, once the water in the cooking pot has reached a rolling boil, add the pasta.

  12. Cook according to package instructions, until it is tender but still has a little bite.

  13. Once the pasta is done, drain it in a colander and then add it to the sauce.

  14. Toss over the heat for a minute or more to help the sauce permeate the noodles. Serve sprinkled with goat cheese.


  • Calories: 706.70kcal
  • Fat: 20.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.76g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 102.31g
  • Fiber: 8.73g
  • Sugar: 11.90g
  • Protein: 30.58g
  • Cholesterol: 31.05mg
  • Sodium: 1068.05mg
  • Calcium: 194.05mg
  • Potassium: 989.40mg
  • Iron: 4.59mg
  • Vitamin A: 335.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 45.42mg
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