Homemade Arrabbiata Sauce

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Homemade Arrabbiata Sauce
Homemade Arrabbiata Sauce
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  • 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:

This sauce freezes well so why not make a double batch?


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November 05, 2017 at 10:58pm

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.