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Arrabbiata Sauce

Lots of flavors and so easy to make: this Arrabbiata Sauce will become a family favorite in no time. It is made with simple ingredients like olive oil, garlic, tomato paste and red pepper flakes and comes together really fast. Naturally vegan. 

Top view on the Pasta with Arrabbiata Sauce.

Why you want to make this Arrabbiata Sauce

This is a simple everyday recipe that is  easy to make with pantry ingredients. My Arrabbiata Sauce is rich in flavor with lots of garlic and red pepper flakes.

Great texture is created with diced tomatoes and tomato paste.

Fantastic flavors come together from using olive oil as I find that tastes the most amazing.

Preparation is easy with step by step pictures. Once you’ve made the sauce, just mix with your favorite pasta.

Ingredients for the Arrabbiata Sauce assembled on a wooden board.

Diced onions are fried in a small saucepan, and tomato sauce, and spices are added.

What’s Arrabbiata sauce?

It is a spicy marinara sauce and so amazing as you love your red sauce, aka tomato sauce as my Spaghetti Sauce, but with a spicy kick.

Arrabbiata comes from Italy and the word in the Italian language translates to “angry” thanks to the amazing spiciness and heat from the pepper flakes.

View on the mixed Arrabbiata Sauce with fresh parsley given on top.

What to serve with Arrabbiata Sauce

It is a super versatile sauce which is great with:

  • Penne
  • Rigatoni
  • Spaghetti
  • basically any pasta you like

Great also served with herbs and my Vegan Parmesan Cheese (3 ingredients, 1 min).

Top view from above on the saucepan with the mixed Arrabbiata Sauce.

What you need for this recipe

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Olive oil
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Tomato paste
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Parsley

Arrabbiata Sauce in the frying pan.

How to make Arrabbiata Sauce

In a pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion and fry for around 5 minutes.

Now add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, red pepper flakes and season with a pinch salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes on low heat. Finally mix fresh parsley and serve over your favorite pasta.

You can keep leftovers for 1 week in the fridge. Frozen it will be good for 3 months when stored in a freezer friendly container.

Cooked pasta is mixed with the Arrabbiata Sauce in the saucepan.

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Arrabbiata Sauce in the frying pan.

Arrabbiata Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Lots of flavors and so easy to make: this Arrabbiata Sauce will become a family favorite in no time. It is made with simple ingredients like olive oil, garlic, tomato paste and red pepper flakes and comes together really fast. Naturally vegan. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 5 oz tomato paste
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion and fry for around 5 minutes.
  2. Now add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, red pepper flakes and season with a pinch salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes on low heat. Finally mix fresh parsley and serve over your favorite pasta.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 0.5 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
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