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Quick Arrabbiata Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

16 ounces angel hair pasta 

1/4 cup olive oil 

1/2 medium yellow onion, grated on a box grater 

2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste (from a tube)

2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 

3 cloves garlic, minced 

One 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, hand crushed 

A small handful fresh basil leaves, for garnish 

Freshly grated Parmesan, for garnish 


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and grated onion and saute for 1 minute. Add the sun-dried tomato paste, red pepper flakes and garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the canned tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce comes to a simmer and reduces slightly, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Transfer the pasta to the skillet with the sauce, adding a little pasta water if need be, and toss together. Plate high and mighty and garnish with basil leaves and fresh Parmesan.