Easy Red Pasta Sauce

Easy Red Pasta Sauce


"Plain, simple, no frills, basic red sauce that tastes great on a variety of pasta and is not watered down. For making a good sauce, use canned tomatoes. Except for the summer months, the 'fresh' tomatoes are usually harvested when green and left a long time to ripen. Add more red pepper flakes if you like your sauce spicy!"


1 h servings 284 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 405 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, warm oil and saute garlic; heat through until the garlic turns translucent, not brown. Add onion and cook over low heat until translucent; 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add parsley, basil and ground black pepper; stir. Add tomatoes and cover; raise heat to medium and bring to a strong simmer. Lower heat and add red pepper flakes. Cover saucepan and cook for 25 to 35 minutes.
  3. The sauce can be run in the food processor for 2 to 3 seconds to achieve a more uniform sauce or let the sauce cook over medium-low heat uncovered for 10 minutes or until it thickens.
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente; drain and serve with sauce.
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  1. 22 Ratings


This was an ok basic recipe but I did have to do quite a bit of sprucing so that it would suit our taste. I added about 2 tsp of season salt, used crushed tomatoes instead of stewed and added a...

Not only was this EASY but it was ABSOLUTLEY AWESOME! try adding so green, yellow and red peppers too! FANTASTIC!

Disappointing. Sauce looked good, but there was no depth of flavor, no punch. Over all, a very boring sauce. Will not make again.

I'm only 15, with only a basic cooking knowledge, and I was able to cook this sauce quickly and with ease. It had a great taste, though I had no pepper flakes =[ Thanks for the recipe, I will co...

This was delicious! It was a little chunkier than I expected, but it almost made it taste fresher that way.

We wanted something quick and easy to go with mozzarella sticks. This was wonderful. I needed to use up some tomatoes before they went bad and this was an excellent way. I am new to making my...

Tasty, easy, and adaptable to personal tastes (I added more red pepper to give it punch.(

so good but when it was done i mashed it with a potatoe masher to make it less chucky

This sauce is plain, simple, no frills and basic just like it claims. It tasted good, but it just didn't wow me.