Fiery Arrabiata Pasta Sauce

by Shawnda on January 11, 2007

in Pasta, Rice, and Grains

Fresh Fettuccine with Arabbiata Sauce

Arrabiata sauce, or angry sauce, is popular twist on a classic tomato sauce recipe. With a heat fueled from a sizable dose of crushed red pepper, this recipe is sure to raise the temperature in your kitchen!

Fiery Arrabiata Pasta Sauce


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary, dried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (divided in half)
  • 28 oz can tomatoes
  • parsley to garnish (optional)
  • Parmesan to garnish (optional)


  1. Add the onion, garlic, olive and butter to a heated sauce pan and saute until the onions are clear.
  2. Add rosemary, salt, black pepper, red pepper, and tomatoes. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour sauce over cooked pasta and garnish with parsley and grated Parmesan.


Yields: 6 servings

Adapted from The Encyclopedia of Pasta Sauces

Estimated time: 25 minutes

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