Spicy and delicious. Ideal on penne pasta.

Ellen

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes.

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  • Stir in wine, sugar, basil, red pepper, tomato paste, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, black pepper and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer uncovered about 15 minutes.

  • Stir in parsley. Ladle over the hot cooked pasta of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 11.8g 4% DV; fat 1g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 258.2mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2005
This is a really awesome sauce... and for those of you who don't know, Arrabbiata Sauce is SUPPOSED to be spicy... so make basic spaghetti sauce if you don't like spicy foods to spare this recipe the bad reviews. Anyway, this recipe was great with some extras thrown in like chopped spinach and kalamata olives... I'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/04/2011
Sugar?? The way I learned how to make Arrabbiata down in southern Italy was sautee a 1/2 lb chopped bacon, 1/4 C olive oil, 1 small onion-chopped, 4 cloves of garlic minced [or more :-) ]; then add 4 T chopped black olives, 1 tsp capers, tsp each basil and Italian seasoning; 16 oz can tomatoe sauce, 1 large can of whole tomatoes chopped, and a few (to your taste) red chili peppers halved (the long, thin, dried kind). Simmer for about an hour. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2005
This is a really awesome sauce... and for those of you who don't know, Arrabbiata Sauce is SUPPOSED to be spicy... so make basic spaghetti sauce if you don't like spicy foods to spare this recipe the bad reviews. Anyway, this recipe was great with some extras thrown in like chopped spinach and kalamata olives... I'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2004
Too chunky- I was looking for a smoother arrabbiata sauce. So after ingredients were combined, I put them in the blender to puree them into a smooth consistency. I then added a splash of milk to make it a bit more creamy,and simmered as directed. Without these modifications I would give this recipe 3-4 stars, but after making the creamy version, I definitely give it 5 stars! Spicy, creamy. and even better the next day! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2003
This is the first homemade sauce I've ever made - and man, did it turn out great!!! I made it for the first time a coupla weeks ago, and we have it at least once a week... We've tried plenty of vatiations, italian sausage, chunks of chicken, ham, etc. We've also spiced it up as well, with more red pepper flakes... A+ awesome recipe! thanks for sharing!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/04/2011
Sugar?? The way I learned how to make Arrabbiata down in southern Italy was sautee a 1/2 lb chopped bacon, 1/4 C olive oil, 1 small onion-chopped, 4 cloves of garlic minced [or more :-) ]; then add 4 T chopped black olives, 1 tsp capers, tsp each basil and Italian seasoning; 16 oz can tomatoe sauce, 1 large can of whole tomatoes chopped, and a few (to your taste) red chili peppers halved (the long, thin, dried kind). Simmer for about an hour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
We have been looking for a good Italian restaurant since we moved but none of them make Arrabiata like they do back home. Now we know how to make it ourselves! I added Proscuitti (a gourmet Italian meat) and salami when frying the onion and garlic. It was gooooooood! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/23/2003
Easy and very spicy. I added a little heavy cream to tone it down a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
Wonderful recipe! I was worried because some reviews said it was too hot so I was careful with the spices and it was great. The wine you use can make a difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2008
I thought this recipe was great. I did a few things different. Instead of using oil i just used cooking spray. I also added chopped red and green bell peppers to it. Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
This sauce was amazing. My boyfriend and I made this last night and I still cannot get over how great it turned out. It was very quick and very easy to make. I served it over whole grain penne and mushrooms and I was very very pleased. Since we like things hot I added a dash of cayenne pepper to the sauce and that made it super super spicy! Next time I wont add the fresh parsley though! - Great for my first homemade sauce! Read More
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