Bacon Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe. A tasty spin on traditional Arrabiata sauce by adding bacon! This spicy tomato pasta sauce that has just the right amount of kick and is perfect for serving over your favorite pasta or zucchini noodles. Some people refer to this sauce as Arrabiata sauce, while others call it spicy pasta sauce with bacon or spicy marinara sauce.
If you are looking for an amazing sauce this is it, everything is better with bacon, which we all know and that holds true to this Spicy tomato sauce recipe.
Spicy Tomato Sauce
One thing I have learned over time is that coming up with new recipes seems to happen when I am going to make something I always make and then realize that I am missing something I need. The same goes for this Spicy Bacon Tomato Sauce.
The dinner plane was ravioli with sauces, and then I went to the pantry to get my canned tomatoes to make my normal pasta sauce that I use for raviolis. I realized I had a can of tomato sauce instead of whole tomatoes.
Now in my house, I do not use a can of sauce as a sauce. I use it as a base to make pasta sauce. That meant I needed to come up with another sauce for dinner to go with the raviolis.
I went looking in the fridge and saw that I had bacon. Bacon and tomatoes, that sounded like the perfect combination for a homemade pasta sauce.
I looked at my counter and saw that I had onions and I always have red pepper flakes on hand. So I thought this was the perfect time to come up with a spicy tomato sauce recipe, also known as an Arrabiata Sauce Recipe!
Once I had everything on the counter, I got to cooking. I am glad I wrote down everything I did while making this pasta sauce recipe because it came out AMAZING!
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What is a spicy pasta sauce called?
The technical term for a pasta sauce made with garlic, tomatoes and red peppers is arrabiata sauce. Arrabbiata sauce is similar to marinara sauce except it has a kick from crushed red pepper flakes that turn it up a notch and give it amazing flavors.
I took this pasta sauce to even the next level by making it a Bacon Arrabiata sauce! Adding bacon, with tomato sauce and red pepper flakes made for the most amazing sauce ever. Seriously I was blown away when I took a bite of this for the sauce the first time. My husband was also very happy I wrote down my list of ingredients so that I could make it again. I have made it so many times, and every single time it is devoured.
I promise you, everyone in your family will love this easy Arrabiata sauce Recipe!
What to Serve with Arrabiata sauce
Any pasta that you love will work with this spicy marinara sauce recipe. If you are using boxed pasta then this homemade spicy pasta sauce recipe will make enough sauce for a 1 pound box of pasta.
The great thing about this spicy pasta sauce that just like other tomato based italian pasta sauces you can use it for many other things as well. It is perfect for making a spicy chicken Parm, meatball subs, an awesome dipping sauce for mozzarella sticks and bread along with just about anything else you would use a homemade marinara sauce for.
If you are low carb or keto you can totally make this tasty spicy pasta sauce into Zoodles with Spicy Pasta Sauce, as there are only 5g net carbs per serving with this simple Arrabiata sauce recipe!
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Arrabbiata sauce Recipe Ingredients
- 1/2 pound bacon
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 15 oz canned tomato sauce
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- fresh basil to garnish
How to make Arrabiata sauce
In a large sauté pan cook the bacon till its nice and crispy.
Remove the bacon from the pan and chop it into small pieces.
Add the onion to the pan and cook until soften, about 5 minutes.
Grate the garlic into the pan and add the chili flakes and cook for another minute.
Pour the canned tomato sauce in to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
Season with the salt and pepper.
Top your pasta of choose and garnish with basil.
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Bacon Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe
- In a large sauté pan cook the bacon till its nice and crispy.
- Remove the bacon from the pan and chop it into small pieces.
- Add the onion to the pan and cook until soften, about 5 minutes.
- Grate the garlic into the pan and add the chili flakes and cook for another minute.
- Pour the canned tomato sauce in to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Season with the salt and pepper.
- Top your pasta of choose and garnish with basil.
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