Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauces

Arrabiata Pasta Sauce

Arrabiata means "angry style" in Italian and it's named as such due to the heat of the peppers. This simple, spicy sauce goes well with plain penne pasta.

Arrabiata Pasta Sauce

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp canola oil 45 mL
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes 5 mL
  • 8 cups Roma tomatoes, seeded, chopped 2L
  • 1 tsp salt 5 mL
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar 1 mL
  • 3 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped 45 mL
  • 3 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped 45 mL
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 1. Heat canola oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Saute onions in canola oil until softened. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Add tomatoes and simmer with lid on for 20 minutes.
  • 2. Remove lid, stir and simmer for 15 minutes. Add salt, sugar, oregano and basil. Stir to combine. Season with pepper to taste and serve.
  • Tip: If you are in a hurry substitute fresh tomatoes with two 28 ounce/796 mL cans of low sodium diced tomatoes.

Yield

4 cups (1 L)

serving size

1/2 cup (125 mL)

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories45
Total Fat3 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates5 g
Fiber1 g
Sugars3 g
Protein1 g
Sodium5 mg
Potassium283 mg