Arrabbiata Sauce

Andra Kubala


Wonderful spicey flavor! Great over homemade meatballs or chicken, shrimp or just all by it's yummy self!


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 - 8
20 Min
45 Min


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 28 oz can(s)
    tomatoes, canned italian style with juice
  • 1/4 c
    tomato paste
  • 2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp

How to Make Arrabbiata Sauce


  1. Tomato Sauce
    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and their juices, bring to a boil. Add tomato paste stir well reduce the heat to medium-low and add the basil. Simmer to blend the flavors, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the hot pepper.
    Stir in the tomato sauce, lemon juice,sugar, parsley, vinegar and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until lightly thickened, at least 15 and up to 40 minutes. The longer it simmers, the hotter the sauce. If the sauce gets too thick, stir in a little water.
  3. Just before serving, stir in the parsley. Serve hot, over your favorite pasta.
    Shown here with Bowtie Pasta and Chicken Parmesan.

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About Arrabbiata Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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