Simple Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe -
Simple Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Simple Arrabbiata Sauce

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"Simple and spicy, with an incredible flavor."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a large saucepan, combine tomatoes, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. Simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until sauce is thickened. Stir in garlic, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in basil, salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2003

A simple and delicious sauce to make. The only recommendation I would make is that you use a hand blender to give the sauce a smoother consistency. Other than that, it couldn't be better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 26, 2007

This was pretty simple to make and for a recipe that calls for only a handful of ingrediens, tasted better than I thought it would. However it tasted a bit too tomatoey and still could use a few other ingredients to liven it up like onions or mushrooms.

Nov 08, 2003

By cooking this over a long slow simmer (very very low heat) helps to bring up the spicyness, but you can really speed up the proccess, by turning up the heat. Bring sauce to a fast simmer for 10 mins. add garlic and cook for 5 mins. more. Olive oil is completly optional.

Oct 14, 2007

This was quick, easy and YUMMY!!! I would recommend cutting the red pepper flakes in half unless you like it super spicy!! I found the full amount called for to be a bit much. Overall though, WONDERFUL.

Feb 23, 2004

This was delicious and really, really easy. I added a tad more hot pepper and just a splash of red wine. My husband and I loved this and will definitely make it again.

Oct 29, 2005

Very quick and easy to make and the flavors were good considering it was canned tomatoes.

Jul 28, 2011

Simple is right and quite tasty....I love red pepper flakes....didnt change a thing. Used for Fabulous Zucchini Grinders from this site. Thanks!

Jul 06, 2011

I made this as written, and it was not to my liking. It was very acidic and bland. First thing, it needed sugar - something to tone down the acidic taste. I added about 1.5 tsp, and that was not enough. And it had no spiciness to it at all. I'm very confused by that given many of the reviews stated it was too spicy, and I'm kind of a spice weenie. I don't know if my red pepper flakes were too old or a bad brand or something. I don't know what else it would need to redeem it, but I would start with an entirely different recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 907 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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