Copycat Trader Joe's Arrabbiata Sauce (Vegan Friendly)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I bought a jar of Trader Joe's Arrabbiata Sauce for the specific reason of learning how to make it myself. The sauce has a nice kick to it owing to the chili powder. For a vegan version, omit the anchovy. All of the ingredient amounts are estimated. Use fresh tomatoes in the summer and off season use the best canned tomatoes you can find. I used a can of organic fire roasted tomatoes. From the jar's label: "Arrabbiate Pasta Sauce is a traditional sauce originating in the central Italian city of Rome. Prepared with a combination of tomatoes, red bell peppers, and seasoned with extra virgin olive oil."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  2. Taste for any seasoning correction.
  3. Delicious warm served over fresh pasta or spooned on bruschetta slices!
  4. Yield is estimated.


Most Helpful

So yummy! I made this using a can of fire roasted tomatoes. The anchovy paste was left out as I seemed to be out. The ingredients were placed into the Vita-Mix container and whirled until smooth. This was served with some sauteed chicken sausage over gluten free penne pasta and I have enough sauce to either freeze or have again. Something I will make again. Made for Aussie Swap.

PaulaG December 11, 2013

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