Arrabiata Sauce – Connor Cooks

Connor Forbes
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Arrabiata Sauce

By Connor Forbes

I have a couple of confessions to make. Last night I was feeling very lazy and didn’t really want to cook. But I also hate to order out. I feel like restaurant food has really exploded in prices the last couple years and it is hard to feed my family for under $50. That isn’t sustainable so I really push myself to cook as much as possible. Even when I don’t really feel like it and am feeling like I am dragging. So, in that state of mind, I was really having trouble deciding on what to make. I decided to do something I have never done before. I asked ChatGPT what I should make for dinner. I started by asking it “what is a good Wednesday night dinner.” It spit out 10 options, none of which were that easy. So, I said, “can you refine that to easy and quick recipes.” 10 more options, including a couple of pasta dishes. Then I said, “only easy pasta recipes.” And of the 10 it suggested arrabiata. Now, arrabiata is one of my favorite dishes from an Italian restaurant we used to frequent when I was a kid, and it turns out it is incredibly easy to make.

This is my own recipe, as ChatGPT didn’t give measurements, and I did add to it. But this is most definitely an Artificial Intelligence inspired meal. I guess it really is the future. And if you are having trouble thinking of what to cook, give a look for quick and easy meal ideas, but you can also use ChatGPT or any other AI chatbot. I’m glad I did. This meal was delicious and took as long as it takes to cook pasta.


  • 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 16 ounce pasta
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Basil
  • Parmesan

To Make

Cook pasta to instructions on the package. Heat a large skillet on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the olive oil, pepper flakes and garlic. Mix and let simmer for 1-2 minutes, until aromatic. Add the tomatoes. Mix. Add the bay leaf. Simmer while the pasta cooks. When pasta is done, drain and mix directly into the sauce. Mix. Garnish with basil and Parmesan. EAT!

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