Arrabbiata Beans inspired by the pasta, also known as "angry pasta." Traditionally a spicy dish that gets its heat from the garlic and red pepper flakes. Makes this simple yet delicious dish as mild or spicy as you want! This recipe uses beans in place of pasta for a pantry friendly meal. Great on its own, or add in some sauteed vegetables or meat of choice.
Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt. Saute until garlic starts to brown, approximately 2-3 minutes.
Add tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of water. Stir and reduce heat to low.
Simmer sauce for at least 10 minutes.
When ready to serve, drain the beans and mix the beans into the sauce. Let heat for a few minutes to warm the beans. Add parsley to the sauce. Stir to combine and top with Parmesan cheese if desired. Season to taste with salt, red pepper, and Parmesan.
Use this recipe as a side dish or main course. Great on its own, with mix ins, or with bread.The intensity of heat will vary based upon the garlic and red pepper flakes that you use.The pasta is traditionally served with Parmesan cheese on top.I love to add some sauteed vegetables to the beans, or you can add chicken, shrimp, or sausage for meat eaters.