Spicy Creamy Tomato Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spicy Creamy Tomato Sauce Recipe
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Spicy Creamy Tomato Sauce

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"A spicy, creamy tomato sauce with chili, basil, and mascarpone cheese."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion until translucent and soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook and stir for 1 more minute. Stir in the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and sugar, and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the basil, red chile pepper, salt, and black pepper, and cook for 10 minutes more. Remove from heat, and stir in the mascarpone cheese.
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Oct 21, 2009

I used 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes instead of the red chile pepper, 1 tsp. dried basil instead of fresh, 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese instead of 2/3 cup, and I threw in a pound of cooked shrimp at the end -- delicious indeed! Will definitely make it again.

Jun 07, 2011

My fiance and I loved this recipe! I used crushed red pepper flakes instead of fresh red chile pepper and added twice the amount because we love our food a little spicier. Also, I sadly cut the amount of onions by half thinking it'd be too onion-y, but should've just used the original amount in retrospect. I didn't have basil on hand, but the sauce came out just as tasty! I added Polska Kielbasa to the sauce, and it was very complementary with the textures and flavors of the sauce. This recipe is delicious with garlic bread or knots!


13 Ratings

Nov 18, 2009

This was a very tasty pasta sauce! I didn't have any fresh red chili pepper, so I added 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes instead. It gave the sauce a nice kick! I topped penne with it, sprinkled fresh chopped italian parsley for a dash of color and grated fresh parmesan on top before serving. Nice flavor!

Apr 22, 2011

Oh My Goodness! THAT is Delicious! That's the best tomato-based pasta sauce I have ever had (let alone created myself). I can't wait to share it with friends tonight (will let you know that they think). I too used Red Pepper flakes (2 tsp- cause that's what finally gave it a little bit of a kick). I didn't have the Marscapone cheese, so I used this as a substitute (make in proportion to the 2/3 cup called for... I loosedly made 1/2 of the following: 8 oz cream cheese + 1/4 c heavy cream+ 2 1/2 T. sour cream). Make this and your friends and family will RAVE about it! Enjoy!

Aug 16, 2011

This is a very, very good recipe. I did substitute dried red pepper flakes (a pinch) and about a teaspoon of dried basil. Our whole family loves it. I make a double batch and freeze it in single serving size containers for our daughter who is a vegetarian. She can quickly heat it and have a vegetarian pasta meal.

Jul 23, 2012

This recipe needs more attention. It is excellent. And I imagine it is good as is, but I made the following changes: > I first sautéed four italian sausages and two very thinly sliced chicken breasts. Once browned and cooked through, I removed them, added a bit more EVOO, and sautéed the onions and garlic in the EVOO and meat fat. > I added two bay leaves along with the diced tomatoes and other ingredients; I also shredded the chicken and sliced the sausage and threw them in with the diced tomatoes to allow them to stew and soak up the sauce's flavor. > I also added a small can of tomato paste to make the sauce a bit thicker. I doubt the sauce needed all this, but with these additions this sauce was amazing. Thanks for posting this recipe!

Nov 30, 2009

What's not to love about tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, and sinfully creamy mascarpone cheese? The spiciness knocks this sauce out of the park. I like to make this recipe when I need to use up some extra onions. Thanks ANGIBEAN!

Oct 20, 2009

This recipe should be a prep time of 5 minutes and a cook time of 25 minutes (total time 30 min). A quick easy meal. I forgot to say add it to your favourite pasta (I use Penne)but any pasta would do. Top with fresh grated parmasan and extra fresh basil.


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  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 480 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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