Pasta Nduja

Pasta Nduja recipe

A spicy pasta sauce recipe for anyone that loves spicy food.

Nduja is a spicy salume made of pork meat and has a soft texture. It is considered one of the most famous Calabrian foods. Nduja can be bought as a sausage or in a jar. 

4 Servings


  • 50 grams Nduja
  • 1 onion
  • 400 g Tomato passata
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan for topping, graded
  • Chopped fresh Basil for topping
  • Pasta of your choice


  1. In a pot, wok, or pan, over medium heat, fry the onion until soft and then add the Nduja and fry for a minute.
  2. Add the Tomato passata and let simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Taste with salt and pepper, and add more Nduja if desired.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta al dente. Then add the pasta to the pasta sauce and coat it properly and then serve on a plate, topped with chopped basil and grated parmesan.

frying onion


pasta sauce with nduja

pasta nduja with topped with basil and parmesan



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