Homemade Arrabbiata Sauce

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Homemade Arrabbiata Sauce
Homemade Arrabbiata Sauce


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 (28 ounce) can San Marzano peeled whole tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook garlic and red pepper flakes in hot oil until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the garlic begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Pour tomatoes into the saucepan and stir; add basil. Bring the liquid to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are breaking down, 30 to 40 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
Mealthy tip:

Arrabbiata translates to "angry" in Italian and this name refers to the spiciness of the chili peppers in the sauce. Arrabbiata sauce is typically served over penne pasta.


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Jessica Scott says:

Classic, delicious arrabbiata sauce any Italian foodie would enjoy! San Marzano tomatoes are the way to go! The basil, garlic, and peppers gave it that distinct flavor. I thoroughly enjoyed this!

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Laura Griffin says:

This arrabbiata sauce was excellent! I used organic tomatoes instead of San Marzano, I can only image how they taste with those tomatoes. Also loved the hints of basil, so good.