Arrabiata pasta is a traditional Italian spicy sauce pasta made with garlic, tomatoes and dried red chili peppers cooked in olive oil. It's made with simple ingredients yet has a deep spicy bite that will definitely give your taste buds a kick. Try it with sauteed shrimp for a quick and flavorful weeknight meal!
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp to the pan, season with salt and black pepper, and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until shrimp is opaque, transfer to a bowl.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
Add the garlic pasta sauce and basil, season with salt and pepper and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente.
Add the pasta to the cooked sauce and stir in the shrimp. Toss to combine.
Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil, if desired.
Preparation: The arrabbiata sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container. Or it can be frozen for up to 1 month.
Storage: Refrigerate any leftover pasta in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.