Red Sauce Pasta, or Arrabbiata, is prepared with olive oil, onions , garlic and red chilli peppers. Both of these ingredients add a spicy taste to red pasta sauce. It is a rich source of vitamin C and lycopene, as its principal ingredient is tomato. Lycopene, which is effective in suppressing free radicals, helps strengthen the immune system. Being an antioxidant, vitamin C helps prevent various illnesses.