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Pasta Arrabiata (Say No-Cheese)

4.50 from 4 votes

Arrabiata literally means Angry in Italian heheh... The name comes from the spiciness of the chili used in this sauce. Arrabiata sauce is a mix of garlic, tomato, chili flakes & olive oil. As this is my version I made it more rich & flavor full in my own way. I am cooking this dish with Wheat penne so that you can indulge in this healthy, saucy & juicy dish guilt free 🙂 So give it a try now...
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 Cup wheat penne or whatever pasta shape you like
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 4-5 garlic clove minced well
  • 1 small capsicum finely chopped
  • 4 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 4-5 button mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2-3 fresh basil leaves or dried
  • 1 tbsp oregano dried
  • Salt
  • 3 tbsp extra olive oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar


  • Boil the pasta in a big container with excess water, add salt & 2-3 drops of of oil(any)
  • When par cooked, strain pasta & don't throw the strained Water. sprinkle some oil using your fingers so that pasta wont stick to each other.
  • Now in a pan, heat 1 tbs olive oil & add chopped garlic, before the garlic get burnt add onion, mushrooms & capsicum.
  • Saute them for 2 mins adding salt. so that veges gets soften a bit without getting more cooked.
  • Now add tomatoes (You can blanch the tomatoes & can make puree as well) & add the strained water of pasta, this will give your pasta a thick & juicy sauce. Cover it with a lid.
  • Let the tomatoes leave all the juices & get soften completely into a gravy.
  • Now add chili, chili flakes, oregano & basil. Saute for a min
  • Now add the boiled pasta stir slowly & add vinegar with stir.
  • Garnish with some oregano & basil with more extra virgin olive oil. Serve hot with Garlic bread.


  • You can use pasta of your choice
  • Always cook pasta in excess water & never throw the leftout water. 
  • Always use the pasta water for your gravy, this gives thickness to your sauce
  • You can use cheese on the top at the time of serving if you want.

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Monika Patel
Monika Patel

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