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Spicy Creamy Tomato Sauce


"A spicy, creamy tomato sauce with chili, basil, and mascarpone cheese."
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50 m servings 287 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 cups)


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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  1. 16 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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 shrim...

Most helpful critical review

it definitely made more than four servings. I was expecting a lot more from this recipe. The Taste is just average and I had to add a lot more heat to make it spicy.

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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 shrim...

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 th...

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 fre...

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 t...

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 b...

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 sin...

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 us...

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 wou...

Made this exactly as is, minus the red chili pepper. Instead I substituted red chili flakes and Cajun seasoning. Added shrimp at the end, and served over fettuccini topped with Parmesan & fresh ...