Arrabiata sauce is a classic Italian tomato sauce recipe with a spicy kick! Here’s how to make it at home.
- 1/2 medium yellow onion (1/2 cup finely chopped)
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 28-ounce can crushed San Marzano tomatoes*
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes**
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Finely chop the onion. Mince the garlic.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute until fragrant. Add the crushed tomatoes, salt, red pepper flakes, and fresh ground black pepper and bring to a simmer.
- Simmer on low heat, partially covered with a lid, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and use immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days. If serving with pasta, it makes enough for approximately 8 to 12 ounces pasta.
*San Marzano tomatoes are a variety of Italian tomatoes with a sweet flavor. You can also use fire roasted tomatoes for a similar flavor, or look for any best quality canned tomatoes. If using other types of tomatoes, take a taste of the flavor out of the can: if it is very bitter, add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sugar to taste.
**This level of red pepper flakes makes a moderately spicy sauce. Customize the heat level if you prefer a spicier sauce.
- Category: Sauce
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
- Diet: Vegetarian
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