Easy Arrabbiata Sauce

    3 hours 15 minutes

    An easy version of the spicy Italian tomato and chilli pasta sauce. You can double the quantities and freeze some.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 14 

    • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 7 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 3 1/2 cups canned tomato passata
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 10 leaves fresh basil

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours15min 

    1. Heat olive oil, add garlic and gently cook until softened. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer over low heat and cook slowly for about 3 hours.
    2. Mix through cooked drained pasta and sprinkle with grated romano or parmesan cheese if liked.

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    This was a really great recipe, but I suggest only using 1 (28 oz) can, 7 yields so much that you could feed 20 people! But I use this sauce now for spaghetti and such too, thank you! It's very easy and excellent S  -  02 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    good recipe. I too, cut down the quantity as it made too much. I adjusted the preparation of the pasta by draining it while it was still quite al dente and then putting it in a hot non-stick frying pan with the amount of sauce that I wanted. I heated it through for about a minute and the pasta took on more of the flavour of the sauce. (grandma's trick)  -  26 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Super easy with wonderful results. Cooked it for my family and they loved it. I added some olives though, for a tangier taste. All in all, a good recipie. Thank You, Holly! :0)  -  16 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)