Call me crazy but I'm pretty sure I've posted this arrabbiata recipe before. But low and behold I can't find it in my archives! If it's taken me this long to post it, shame on me, because this is one of my signature recipes! And once you see how easy it is to make homemade sauce, it will be one of yours too! And this the perfect sauce for a cold day with it's rich tomato flavors and a kick of spice! It'll warm you right up!
I've been trying to get my family to eat healthier and when I saw brown rice quinoa pasta at Trader Joe's, I had to try it! It was a great base for my arrabbiata sauce and it was impossible to taste or feel the difference from traditional pasta! If you get the chance, you should definitely try it!
- 2 cans or 1 box of unsalted tomato sauce (I used Pomi which I think is the best)
- 1/2 onion - finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic - minced
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs salt
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tbs sugar
- 1 box pasta cooked
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add onion and cook for about a minute. Add garlic.
- Cook until onion is soft and translucent.
- Add tomato sauce and all of the spices and reduce heat to low.
- Let simmer for about 10 -15 minutes.
- You can simmer the sauce for longer and let the flavors develop but be sure to add a little more sugar to counteract the acidity from the tomatoes.