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Bryan's Sweet and Hot Tomato Pasta Sauce

"A tomato sauce that is sweet at the first bite then fades to hot. A delicious recipe that can be used as a base for your own mixture of vegetables."
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25 m servings 264 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 768 mg
  • 31%

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. In a saucepan, combine olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and red peppers and lightly saute over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low and mix in tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir in celery salt, salt and pepper. Start with 1/2 cup of the brown sugar and mix into the sauce. Gradually add brown sugar, depending on acidity of tomatoes. First taste of sauce should be sweet.

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  1. 76 Ratings

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I have been making this sauce for over 1 year. This is a GREAT recipe for sauce - My kids, ages 15, 9 & 7, LOVE it!! Everytime I make it they all say "Mom, you make the BEST sauce!!" When we g...

Most helpful critical review

I used seasoned diced tomatoes and only 1/4 cup sugar but it was still WAY too sweet. I added a 15 oz can of tomato sauce and it was much better. Rating based on revisions.

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I have been making this sauce for over 1 year. This is a GREAT recipe for sauce - My kids, ages 15, 9 & 7, LOVE it!! Everytime I make it they all say "Mom, you make the BEST sauce!!" When we g...

FANTASTIC! It was the perfect blend of sweet and hot. The longer it simmered on the stove the hotter it got. Next time we won't let it simmer quite so long.

Haven't yet gone food shopping I didn't have much on hand this afternoon but an abundance of pasta and no ready-made sauce in a jar. I looked at the can of crushed tomatoes I had in the cupboar...

This was easy to make and put a nice little spin on regular tomato sauce. I put extra crushed chile peppers (closer to a full Tablespoon) in it because my husband and I like hot things. It was...

This is AWESOME sauce! I made a few minor variations - used chipotle chili pepper for a smoky spice, and threw in a small palmful of both basil and oregano (dried) for a tad more Italian flavor...

this is a very good sauce, alittle spicy for the little kids. i added alittle sweet basil, it was just the right touch.

This sauce was amazing! I served it over angel hair pasta and my boyfriend absolutely LOVED it!!! It has a real kick to it, but at the same time is wonderfully sweet. This recipe has definitely ...

I'll repeat what someone else has said, I will not go back to marinara in a jar! If one follows to recipe correctly, it has a wonderful aroma and the balance of sweet and spicy is right on targ...

This is the stuff italian-food dreams are made of. Soooo delicious, and quick to put together. I used crushed red pepper, omitted the celery salt and ended up using slightly less than 3/4 c. sug...