Spicy and Flavorful Pasta Arrabiata

Spicy and Flavorful Pasta Arrabiata


  • 1 pound of pasta (spaghetti or penne work well)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley or basil, for garnish (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to heat through.
  5. Serve the pasta in bowls, garnished with fresh parsley or basil, if desired. Enjoy!

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