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Pasta arrabiata is a recipe with quite a bit of spice. If your family prefers milder flavor, omit the crushed red pepper flakes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sauté garlic in hot oil in a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat 1 minute. Add tomatoes and tomato puree. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Stir in red pepper flakes and next 4 ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.

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  • Prepare pasta in a large Dutch oven according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta and reserved cooking liquid to Dutch oven, and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

  • Stir basil into tomato sauce, and pour 3 cups sauce over pasta. Toss to coat. Serve with remaining sauce. Garnish, if desired.

  • *1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese may be substituted.

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