Arrabbiata Sauce – Candy Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne

This spicy pasta Arrabiatta recipe will add a daring twist to your pasta nights! Made with wealthy tomato sauce, fragrant garlic, herbs, and the spicy heat of crushed purple pepper flakes over tender penne, this dish is an easy-to-make connoisseur expertise. Plus, it takes lower than half-hour to arrange!

An overhead shot of a white bowl of arrabbiata sauce on penne pasta.An overhead shot of a white bowl of arrabbiata sauce on penne pasta.

This recipe was written on October 24, 2021. It was up to date with extra recipe data on June 10, 2024.

In Italian, arrabbiata means ‘offended’, which displays the spicy, fiery spirit of this pasta all’arrabbiata. Should you love spicy pasta dishes, wait till you dive into this! The luscious arrabbiata sauce is understood for its warmth and sturdy style – a mixture of tangy-sweet tomato sauce, recent garlic cloves, purple pepper flakes, additional virgin olive oil, a touch of dried oregano, and a contact of sugar. Tossed with completely tender penne noodles, this vibrant dish will wow your style buds!

This arrabbiata sauce recipe solely requires 5 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of cooking time, making it very best for busy weeknights. The vigorous flavors are additionally refined sufficient to serve at dinner events. Prime spicy arrabbiata pasta with my non-compulsory Walnut Parmesan recipe under to raise your meal–a nutty, savory garnish that provides a pleasant crunch and umami depth of taste. 

For extra vegan pasta recipes, strive my avocado pesto pasta, pasta puttanesca, or spring veggie pasta.

All of the ingredients to make arrabbiata sauce with penne.All of the ingredients to make arrabbiata sauce with penne.

Components

Additional Virgin Olive Oil: Use high-quality cold-pressed additional virgin olive oil so as to add the richest taste to the spicy pasta sauce recipe. In a pinch, substitute common olive oil or one other impartial oil.

Garlic: Recent garlic cloves add a pungent, fragrant taste important to the arrabbiata sauce. Select agency, plump cloves with no inexperienced shoots. Alternatively, use pre-minced garlic for comfort. 

Tomato Sauce: Canned tomato sauce gives a wealthy, easy base for the sauce. Select a high-quality sauce with no salt added to raised management the flavour. It’s also possible to use crushed or entire canned tomatoes, blended till easy.

Crushed Purple Pepper Flakes: Add the signature warmth to the spicy marinara sauce. Regulate the spice stage to fit your style. Use fewer purple pepper flakes for a milder taste or substitute for a pinch of cayenne pepper or recent chili peppers. 

Dried Oregano: Provides the sauce an earthy notice that enhances the sweetness of the tomatoes. For the most effective taste, guarantee your dried oregano is fragrant and inside its expiration date, or substitute with recent oregano leaves if obtainable. 

Cane Sugar: A small quantity of cane sugar enhances the general taste of the spicy spaghetti sauce. It’s also possible to use white or brown sugar sugar if desired. 

Sea Salt: Enhances the flavour of the arrabbiata pasta. Regulate to style as wanted. Kosher salt may also be used.

Penne Pasta: This spicy pasta recipe historically makes use of this form, because the ridges maintain the sauce properly. Prepare dinner in response to package deal instructions. Alternatively, use one other brief pasta form, like rotini, cavatelli, or ziti, if most well-liked. 

Non-compulsory – Walnuts: Provides a nutty, wealthy taste to the non-compulsory walnut parmesan recipe. Toast the nuts for enhanced taste, or use them uncooked. Substitute with different nuts like almonds or cashews if desired. 

Non-compulsory – Dietary Yeast: Provides the walnut parmesan a tacky, umami taste, making it an important vegan substitute for cheese. Search for it within the well being meals part of your grocery retailer. 

Non-compulsory—White Miso Paste: Miso provides a salty, umami depth to the walnut parmesan. It’s usually discovered within the refrigerated part, subsequent to the tofu and different fermented meals.

The way to Make Arrabbiata Sauce

  • Sauté Aromatics. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium warmth. Add the minced garlic and a beneficiant pinch of purple chili flakes. Sauté, stirring often, till the garlic turns barely golden. Watch out to not burn it!
  • Add Tomato Sauce. Stir within the tomato sauce. Add the remainder of the crushed purple pepper flakes, dried oregano, and sugar. Stir properly.
An overhead shot of a skillet with tomato sauce, sauteed garlic, red pepper flakes, and seasonings.An overhead shot of a skillet with tomato sauce, sauteed garlic, red pepper flakes, and seasonings.
  • Simmer Sauce. Convey the sauce to a low simmer. Go away the saucepan lid barely ajar and simmer on medium-low for 20 minutes or till it turns deep purple. Season the sauce to style with salt.
An overhead shot of a large skillet of simmered arrabbiata sauce.An overhead shot of a large skillet of simmered arrabbiata sauce.
  • Mix Sauce with Noodles. Boil the pasta in closely salted water in response to the package deal instructions. Drain properly. Toss the new pasta with half of the arrabbiata sauce. Add extra sauce as desired to realize your required sauce-to-pasta ratio.
An overhead shot of a saucepan of boiled penne pasta.An overhead shot of a saucepan of boiled penne pasta.
  • Non-compulsory: Put together Walnut Parmesan. Place the walnuts, dietary yeast, and miso pasta right into a meals processor. Pulse till a nutty crumble texture types. 
  • Garnish. Prime penne arrabbiata with walnut parmesan if desired, and serve sizzling!
An overhead shot of a bowl of penne arrabbiata with a fork in it.An overhead shot of a bowl of penne arrabbiata with a fork in it.

Recipe Professional-Suggestions

  • Use high-quality substances. Selecting high-quality substances will make all of the distinction on this penne all’arrabbiata! Choose an excellent additional virgin olive oil, use recent garlic, and go for a top quality model of canned tomatoes with out added preservatives.
  • Closely salt the pasta water. Add a beneficiant quantity of salt to the pasta water. This enhances the flavour of the pasta itself and offers it a young texture for the most effective expertise.
  • Prepare dinner the pasta al dente. Following package deal directions, cook dinner the pasta al dente, or till agency to the chew for the most effective texture. This may forestall the noodles from turning into mushy when combined with the sauce. 
  • Thoughts the garlic. Watch out to not burn the garlic when sautéing, which may make the sauce bitter. Sauté on medium warmth till golden brown, stirring often. 
  • Regulate the warmth. Begin with a small quantity of crushed purple pepper flakes and add extra to style. You’ll be able to all the time improve the warmth as you go!
  • Simmer the sauce for depth. You’ll want to enable the sauce to simmer for at the least 20 minutes, partially coated. This helps the flavors meld and develop a richer, deeper style and thicker texture. 
  • Garnish. Elevate the dish by garnishing it with a sprinkle of recent basil or parsley and walnut parmesan earlier than serving. 

Recipe Variations

Beneath are just a few methods to decorate this recipe: 

  • Additional veggies: Roast or sauté extra greens like mushrooms, broccoli, rabe, or kale for a heartier sauce with additional dietary worth. 
  • Protein: Add your favourite model of vegan floor meat for a scrumptious meaty texture, taste, and additional protein. 
  • Herbs: So as to add a aromatic, herbaceous twist, add recent herbs like basil, rosemary, thyme, or parsley in direction of the top of simmering the sauce. 
  • Creamy: Stir in a splash of coconut cream or your required vegan milk various in direction of the top of cooking the sauce so as to add a scrumptious creaminess that mellows the warmth. 
  • Tacky”: To make this dish additional tacky, add the walnut parmesan recipe or vegan shredded cheese earlier than serving.
A brown hand taking a bite of the penne arrabbiata.A brown hand taking a bite of the penne arrabbiata.

Serving Ideas

Get pleasure from this fiery arrabbiata as a light-weight lunch or function a full dinner unfold paired with a few of our favourite recipes under:

Storage Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Retailer the leftover sauce and pasta noodles individually. Permit the sauce to chill utterly earlier than transferring it to an hermetic container and storing it for as much as 5 days. Toss cooked pasta with slightly olive oil to stop sticking and retailer in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 3 days. 
  • Freezing: Switch cooled sauce to a freezer-safe container and retailer for as much as 3 months. Retailer cooked pasta in a freezer-safe bag for as much as 2 months. 
  • Reheating: Reheat refrigerated sauce and noodles with a splash of water in a saucepan over medium warmth, stirring sometimes till heat. Thaw frozen sauce within the fridge in a single day, or use the microwave defrost setting earlier than heating on the stovetop. Reheat frozen noodles by dropping them in boiling water for a couple of minutes or microwave till warmed by.

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Arrabbiata Sauce

  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium warmth.

  • Add the minced garlic and a beneficiant pinch of purple chili flakes. Sauté, stirring often, till the garlic turns barely golden. Watch out to not burn it!

  • Add the tomato sauce and stir. Subsequent, add the crushed purple pepper flakes, dried oregano, and sugar. Stir properly.

  • Convey the sauce to a simmer. Place the saucepan lid on the pan barely ajar and simmer on medium-low for 20 minutes or till a deep purple colour.

  • Season the sauce to style with salt.

  • Toss the new pasta with half of the arrabbiata sauce. Add extra sauce as desired to realize your required sauce-to-pasta ratio. Garnish the pasta with the walnut parmesan (under) if desired and serve sizzling.

Walnut Parmesan (Non-compulsory)

  • Place the walnuts, dietary yeast, and miso pasta right into a meals processor. Pulse till a nutty crumble texture. Sprinkle over the penne arrabbiata to garnish.

Storage Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Retailer the leftover sauce and pasta noodles individually. Permit the sauce to chill utterly earlier than transferring it to an hermetic container and storing it for as much as 5 days. Toss cooked pasta with slightly olive oil to stop sticking and retailer in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 3 days. 
  • Freezing: Switch cooled sauce to a freezer-safe container and retailer for as much as 3 months. Retailer cooked pasta in a freezer-safe bag for as much as 2 months. 
  • Reheating: Reheat refrigerated sauce and noodles with a splash of water in a saucepan over medium warmth, stirring sometimes till heat. Thaw frozen sauce within the fridge in a single day, or use the microwave defrost setting, earlier than heating on the stovetop. Reheat frozen noodles by dropping them in boiling water for a couple of minutes or microwave till warmed by. 

Recipe Professional-Suggestions

  • Add the pasta sauce to choice. Begin by tossing the pasta with half of the arrabbiata sauce. Add extra sauce as desired. Serve the pasta with sauce to move or save leftover sauce for later
  • Use high-quality substances. Selecting high-quality substances will make all of the distinction on this penne all’arrabbiata! Choose an excellent additional virgin olive oil, use recent garlic, and go for a top quality model of canned tomatoes with out added preservatives.
  • Closely salt the pasta water. Add a beneficiant quantity of salt to the pasta water. This enhances the flavour of the pasta itself and offers it a young texture for the most effective expertise.
  • Prepare dinner the pasta al dente. Following package deal directions, cook dinner the pasta al dente, or till agency to the chew for the most effective texture. This may forestall the noodles from turning into mushy when combined with the sauce.
  • Thoughts the garlic. Watch out to not burn the garlic when sautéing, which may make the sauce bitter. Sauté on medium warmth till golden brown, stirring often.