Red Wine Pasta Sauce

    35 minutes

    This is a beautiful and easy yet tasty pasta sauce that gets rich flavours from the red wine and a slight kick from the chilli flakes.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 cup diced onion
    • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 90ml cup red wine
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon diced fresh basil
    • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon Italian mixed herbs
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2 (400g) tins peeled and diced tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons diced fresh parsley

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat oil in a large frypan or saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes.
    2. Stir in wine, sugar, basil, chilli flakes, tomato paste, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, black pepper and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered about 15 minutes.
    3. Stir in parsley. Ladle over the hot cooked pasta of your choice.

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    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!  -  23 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!  -  13 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!!!  -  07 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)