Copycat Trader Joe's Arrabbiata Sauce (Vegan Friendly)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

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."

Top Review by PaulaG

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.

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.

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