Arrabbiata Pizza Sauce

I should start this post by saying… I don’t like red sauce on pizza. But I like this red sauce. This spicy, garlicky, robust sauce has changed my mind. This is great on its own with mozzarella and parmesan for a fabulous cheese pizza. But of course you can add whatever toppings you like. Arrabbiata apparently means angry in Italian. This sauce would also be delicious over penne pasta. This will make enough sauce for 2-3 pizzas depending on the size.

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Serve this spicy pizza with Banfi Rosa Regale, a sparkling red wine from Italy. It is slightly sweet with a low alcohol content, this will complement the spicy sauce very well. This wine is typically served after dinner because it is a bit sweet. But it will be absolutely wonderful on a hot summer day with a spicy grilled pizza.

1 tbsp extra-vergin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp salt

In a large skillet, over medium, heat the olive oil. Swirl to coat. Add the onion, pepper, and garlic. Saute this for 4 minutes. In a mini chopper, pulse the tomatoes a few times until they are smooth.

Add the tomatoes, oregano, and salt to the pan. Bring this to a simmer and cook for 1 minute.

This is a Bubbly Kitchen original recipe.

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