"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." — SUNNILOVE
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extra-virgin olive oil
1 (28 ounce) can
crushed red pepper flakes
salt to taste
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.
Too acidic. Add sugar to balance.
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!
So GOOD! Make more, and freeze it!!
This sauce was quick, easy and tasty, but I'm rating it four rather than five stars because it was too spicy for me. I suggest reducing the amount of red pepper specified in the recipe. I also added olives to my sauce, and thought that grated cheese would be a great addition as well.
Came home from work tonight in a rush what to make for dinner and came across this recipe in my recipe box. Since I had all the ingredients I thought why not give it a try. My daughter is not a fan of spicy foods so I cut the crushed red pepper in half. I used my "Italian seasoning mix 1" from this site. This turned out quick and had a good flavor. I did let it simmer longer than specified which may have helped to tone down the canned taste from the tomatoes. Will be making this one again for sure.
I added a pinch of sugar, 1 tbsp of tomato paste (for thickness) and a tiny bit of vegetable bullion cube. delicious and very easy to make!
Great and easy recipe! Put over whole wheat Penne Pasta, this Basic Tomato Sauce was outstanding! My husband loved it, will definatly make again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Basic Spicy Tomato Sauce
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 46
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