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Arrabbiata Sauce

Arrabbiata sauce is a spicy, Italian, tomato-based sauce for pasta. In this easy recipe - a sizeable jolt of crushed red pepper revs up the heat!
Makes:6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 0.375 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Prep:15 mCook:20 mReady:35 m
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, sugar, basil, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and black pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in parsley. Ladle sauce over hot cooked pasta of your choice.
  4. Serve hot and enjoy!

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