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Arrabbiata Sauce

This is a spicy rich Italian sauce - delicious stirred into pasta or with gnocchi and your favourite vegan meatballs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp red chilli flakes (more or less depending on personal preference)
  • 1 small glass vegan red wine
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 500g pack passata
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • coriander or basil to garnish.


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan to a medium heat.
  • Saute the onions for 5 minutes until they become translucent.
  • Stir in the garlic, herbs, chilli flakes tomato paste and red wine and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the passata, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add a little boiled water if the sauce is too thick - I add around 100ml for my desired consistency.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and stir into your choice of pasta or gnocchi and serve.
  • Garnish with coriander or basil.