Try this homemade arrabiata recipe for an incredible pasta sauce with a flavorful kick! Featuring sauteed onions, garlic, and the perfect balance of spices, you’ll be pleased with every delicious bite. This simple Arrabiata recipe is sure to become your new go-to pasta sauce recipe.

Follow the written or video instructions below to learn how to make this authentic arrabiata sauce.

Arrabiata Pasta Sauce Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 to 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small to medium onion, chopped
  • ½ C. white wine (or chicken broth)
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes (or homegrown tomatoes)
  • 2 T. Italian seasoning
  • Pinch sugar
  • Salt and pepper

Insructions for Arrabiata Sauce:

Place the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add red pepper flakes, garlic, and onion to the pan; stir to combine.

Note: Add more or less red pepper flakes depending on your spice preference.

Kristi cooks onions with olive oil and spices.

Deglaze pan with white wine. Continue to cook until liquid is reduced by half.

Kristi cooks onions and olive oil with a Rada Handi-Stir.

Add the crushed tomatoes and Italian seasoning; stir to combine.

Add the sugar, as well as salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

Kristi adds pasta sauce to onions.

That’s all there is to it! Serve this authentic arrabiata sauce over your favorite pasta and enjoy!

Kristi poses with completed arrabiata sauce.

What is Arrabiata Sauce?

Arrabiata sauce is an Italian pasta sauce traditionally made with garlic, tomatoes, onion, and dried red chili peppers cooked in olive oil. Arrabbiata literally means “angry” in Italian. The name is a nod to the spiciness of the sauce.

This sauce is traditionally served with penne pasta, but can easily be served with the pasta of your choice!

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Arrabiata Sauce Video Recipe

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Hi, Kristi in the Rada Kitchen, and today I want to show you how to make a delicious arrabiata sauce. This tomato sauce is known for its fiery kick.

Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a hot pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes, 3 cloves of minced garlic, and 1 small chopped onion, and stir. Add a half cup of white wine or chicken broth, whisking to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Cook until the liquid has reduced by half. Add 2 cans crushed tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning and stir. Add a pinch of sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

And there you have delicious homemade arrabiata sauce. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and visit us at our website at

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