Easy Arrabbiata

    45 min

    A simple and spicy Italian pasta sauce, with incredible flavour. Basil is not traditional in this sauce, but we like it.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • handful chopped fresh basil
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large saucepan, combine tomatoes, olive oil and chillies. Simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until sauce is thickened. Stir in garlic, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in basil, salt and pepper.

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    It was nice and basic and not too hard to make but it didn't wow. Only the second thing I've cooked from scratch since high school xD  -  02 Jun 2009


    A simple and delicious sauce to make. The only recommendation I would make is that you use a hand blender to give the sauce a smoother consistency. Other than that, it couldn't be better.  -  23 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    By cooking this over a long slow simmer (very very low heat) helps to bring up the spicyness, but you can really speed up the proccess, by turning up the heat. Bring sauce to a fast simmer for 10 mins. add garlic and cook for 5 mins. more. Olive oil is completly optional.  -  01 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)