Here’s what you’ll need to make it
Ingredients you might need to pick up to make arrabbiata sauce
- Crushed tomatoes – Using crushed tomatoes for a simple tomato sauce like this one, gives the sauce a thicker texture than can be achieved with a tomato sauce.
- Tomato paste
- Crushed red pepper flakes
Making changes to a recipe can result in recipe failure. Any substitutions listed below are simple changes that I believe will work in this recipe, but results are not guaranteed.
How to make spaghetti arrabiatta
Cook the pasta. Boil spaghetti to al denté according the to package directions.
Make the sauce. Heat olive oil in a large skillet, sauté garlic and onions until garlic is aromatic and onions become translucent. Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, red pepper flakes and dried basil. Stirring to incorporate. Allow sauce to simmer for 10-15 minutes to allow the red pepper flakes to add their kick to the sauce.
Coat spaghetti with sauce. Add the spaghetti to the skillet of sauce and stir until the spaghetti is fully coated in sauce.
Everything you need to know about spaghetti arrabbiata
Both are a simple tomato sauce, the only difference is the amount of spice. Arrabiata sauce contains crushed red pepper flakes creating the distinctive spiciness this tomato sauce is known for.
Arrabiata sauce is a traditional Italian tomato based sauce. The word arrabbiata is Italian for angry, so arrabiata sauce basically means angry sauce!
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- 8 ounces spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Spaghetti
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
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