Arrabbiata Sauce

Andra Kubala


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

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6 - 8
20 Min
45 Min


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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


  • 1Tomato 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.
  • 2Meanwhile, 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.
  • 3Just 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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