Recipe: Arrabbiata Sauce

Arrabbiata Sauce is a spicy tomato sauce is not only quick to make.. it's easy!   What is especially nice about making this instead of eating it out.. is that you control the heat... some people like it hot.. some people not so much.. make it how you like it.
This wonderful sauce is low fat... only a little olive oil in it... now how can you beat that?
This recipe is not all that spicy.. but if you're one of those that aren't into heat... start with only 1/2 teaspoon of crushed pepper flakes... let it simmer for about 20 - 30 minutes.. then taste it... if you want it spicier .. add more.
I used Hunts diced tomatoes.. they have a "Spicy Pepper" variety.. that isn't hot at all.. but wonderfully flavored... try it!
Do not drain the canned tomatoes.
Let's say for argument sake..  you taste the sauce and it has too much heat for your tastes.. what can you do?.... you could add more tomatoes and make a larger amount of sauce.. or make it creamy by adding some non-fat half and half... or for those of you not opposed to adding fat into it.. heavy cream.
I used my mini chopper to chop the onions and garlic (together).
I like my sauce with some texture... we're chunky sauce people.. if you're not.. you could use an immersion blender to smooth out the sauce to your liking.
This recipe will serve 6.

Recipe:  Arrabbiata Sauce
All you need:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, finely diced
2 cans (14.5 oz) Hunts Diced Tomatoes (Spicy Pepper)
1/2 cup dry red wine (optional)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (see TIPS)
1/2 can (small) tomato paste
Sprinkling salt and pepper
All you have to do:
Add the olive oil to a large pot and heat it over medium high heat.
Add the garlic and onions and stir well to coat all the onions with the oil.  Cook for about 3-4 minutes until soft (do not allow to brown.. turn down the heat a bit if necessary).
Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.  Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for 20 -30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve over pasta.

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