Low Calorie Arrabbiata Sauce

30 Minute Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe

This easy Low Calorie Arrabbiata Sauce takes only 20 minutes to make, and is just 51 calories! Now you can make homemade spicy pasta sauce quickly and easily, and for far less calories than the average arribiata pasta sauce recipe. This easy spicy sauce for pasta is wonderful over pasta, in your favorite Italian dishes, and on pizza (Arrabiata pizza is fantastic!) in place of pizza sauce.

Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper

Low Calorie Arrabbiata Sauce

 Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe

Healthy Arrabbiata Sauce Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can make this healthy recipe ahead of time and chill in the fridge for later. Combine all the ingredients in a storage container, mix well and cover. Then place in the fridge for later.
Storage: Will hold in the fridge for 5 days, does not hold well in the fridge.

Low Calorie Arrabbiata Sauce

Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe

Low Calorie Arrabbiata Sauce

Lose Weight By Eating
This homemade arrabbiata sauce recipe is low calorie and can be made in just 20 minutes!
Spicy homemade pasta sauce is great over pasta, on pizza (Arrabiata pizza is fantastic!) and in your favorite chicken or shrimp dishes.
You can have 1/2 cup of this arrabbiata recipe for just 51 calories!!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 7 servings
Calories 51 kcal


  • Immersion blender (or blender)


  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper


  • Heat a large skillet or sauce pan over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil and add in the onions. Cover and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic and crushed red peppers and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable stock, basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, until reduced slightly.
  • Use an immersion blender to blend the sauce to your desired consistency. Alternatively, you can add the sauce to a blender, vent the blender (so you don't have pressure build up and sauce explosion) and blend until smooth.
  • Store in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to one week. Or in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 11.2gProtein: 2.3gFat: 0.8gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 300mgPotassium: 547mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 6.9gCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword sauce, topping
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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4 thoughts on “Low Calorie Arrabbiata Sauce”

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  2. I made this sauce and love it!! I use it with everything from pizza to spaghetti , lasagna, possibilities are endless!! Thanks for sharing all your recipes!!!

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