Arrabiata Sauce



This easy Arrabbiata Sauce recipe is super easy to whip up and uses minimal ingredients, which make it the delicious pasta sauce EVER! This pasta sauce is thick, garlicky, and spicy with a rich flavor from fresh ripe tomatoes, olive oil, red bell pepper, and garlic. Best to make ahead pasta sauce which is cheap as chips to make!


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 6 clove
  • 1 medium
  • 2 can(s)
    diced tomatos
  • 4 Tbsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c
    roughly chopped basil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    black pepper

How to Make Arrabiata Sauce


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over low to medium heat. Add crushed red pepper flakes and saute for about a minute and a half, then add chopped onions and saute until softened and translucent. Add minced garlic and saute until fragrant.
  2. Now add tomatoes and stir properly to combine everything. Cook the sauce and break the diced tomatoes with a spatula or spoon (or you can use a masher) until the sauce hit a low simmer. Continue to cook the sauce and turn the flame to medium and cook for the next 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until the sauce thickens up and attain your desired consistency.
  3. Mix in fresh herbs (parsley or basil), salt, and crushed black pepper. Combine everything properly and taste the arrabbiata sauce and season with salt or pepper as per your preference.
  4. Serve the spicy sauce immediately or let the sauce cool and then refrigerate it in an airtight container.

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