Pasta Alla Norma
A staple of Mediterranean cuisine, this Sicilian pasta is the perfect healthy and quick mid-week dinner! A touch of chilli heat, aromatic basil, and pecorino cheese subtly complement this delightful pasta bowl. The best part – this lush sauce comes together in your air fryer.
A Sicilian favourite!
This Pasta Alla Norma is a air fryer friendly, 9 ingredient, budget-friendly meal that can be ready in less than 30 minutes making it a perfect family-friendly, dish for any day of the week.
A classic pasta dish that’s been enjoyed for years on the picturesque Italian islands. Pasta Alla Norma is a type of pasta dish that is commonly served in Sicily, Italy. It’s popular with locals and tourists alike. This recipe has been adapted from the original to come together with ease in your air fryer. The hands-off, low-stress cooking method is perfect for when you need to quickly throw together dinner, but still want something home made, delicious and comforting.
Pasta Alla Norma with a Twist…
Cherry tomatoes, aubergine, and cheese—all ingredients that are incredibly easy to find in any grocery store. You can make this recipe using any type of pasta you’d like, but we recommend spaghetti or tubular pasta such as rigatoni, penne, or calamarata.
Our untraditional “tray bake” style twist on the classic makes use of your air fryer, so you don’t have to stand and fuss over a pan. Using the air fryer, we’ll easily roast our veggies in minutes, turning the aubergine and tomatoes, blistered and gooey. The tomatoes and then smashed to form a hearty, unctuous sauce base. Could it be any simpler?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this gluten-free?
Sure! Just use gluten-free pasta! Enjoy!
Can I make this vegan?
Absolutely! You can either choose to use plant-based cheese instead of pecorino, or not use cheese at all. Also, make sure your pasta is vegan-friendly and not made with eggs
.Can I use a tin of cherry tomatoes?
Yes. In the winter months tinned tomatoes are a great substitute for getting summer ripe tomatoes in the heart of winter.