Southwestern Arrabiata Sauce

Southwestern Arrabiata Sauce

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Serving: Serves 6-8 people

Southwestern Arrabiata Sauce is a classic Italian pasta sauce with a twist. Serve with penne pasta for a spicy Italian meal.


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers with membranes removed, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh oregano, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1, 28-ounce can of tomato sauce


  1. Add olive oil to a skillet and saute the onions and jalapenos over low heat until they are translucent, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper, and continue to saute for about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the balsamic vinegar and tomato sauce, and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  4. Toss with your favorite pasta. Use penne pasta for an Italian classic - with a Southwestern twist.


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