This classic arrabbiata sauce is a 30 minute Italian sauce that's perfect for any tomato based pasta dish. It's a fuss free dinner ready in minutes. Satisfyingly spicy from dried chilli flakes balanced with a hint of sweetness from basil and balsamic vinegar.
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Homemade Store Cupboard Classic Arrabbiata Sauce

This classic arrabbiata sauce is a 30 minute Italian sauce that's perfect for any tomato based pasta dish. It's a fuss free dinner ready in minutes. Satisfyingly spicy from dried chilli flakes balanced with a hint of sweetness from basil and balsamic vinegar.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Cups
Calories 112kcal
Author Debs

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 dried chilli peppers
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 small onions finely diced
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tins crushed tomatoes fire roasted if possible
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup vodka optional
  • Basil leaves

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium size pan over a medium high heat. Add the dried chillies and the chilli flakes to flavour the oil. Let fry for about 2-3 minutes. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and let fry gently for another 5 minutes. It’s okay if they colour slightly that is perfectly fine. Golden onions are always welcome.
  • Add the tomato paste to the pan and mix well. Let the paste cook into the onions and garlic for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the crushed tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and the stock. Let this come to a simmer and reduce for about 15 minutes, until it’s thick.
  • Remove from the heat and finish with the basil leaves and vodka if using.