Basic Spicy Tomato Sauce

Basic Spicy Tomato Sauce

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"This sauce can be used for spaghetti, ravioli, chicken Parmesan, or anything Italian! It's very quick and very easy! Anything from seasoning to spices can be adjusted without compromising the basic flavor of the sauce. Sometimes we add bell peppers or tomatoes with green chiles. Add anything you like."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 101 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onion in the oil until translucent. Add the garlic and cook and stir another 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning. Season with salt. Cook until completely heated, another 2 to 3 minutes.
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Jillian Kuhlmann
8/10/2008

This was my first attempt at homemade marinara. I used a 10oz. can crushed tomatoes and 1 can rotel, I pureed the rotel. I did tweak the seasonings a bit! My bf thought it was too runny so I will add tomato paste next time.

AmandaB
5/18/2009

I'm giving this five stars although at first I thought that it was too spicy. I scaled the recipe to accommodate a huge can of crushed tomatoes that I needed to use up (hence my search for a tomato sauce recipe). Although I doubled the recipe and still added extra tomatoes (64 ounces instead of a mere 56) it had a lot of bite. Yet, I can't stop eating it, and my husband, who doesn't crave spicy foods, likes it too, and says it is not too spicy. This is a good sauce in which to add those things that you want to get rid of. I added a rind from a wedge of romano cheese, and let it simmer quite a while. And, as good as it is, I had some heavy cream that needed to be used up, so I added 7 ounces of heavy cream to a double recipe of this sauce. Very good, and I imagine it will be even better with pasta!

KatieLouLu
2/3/2011

So GOOD! Make more, and freeze it!!