Spicy Creamy Tomato Sauce


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

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 cups


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large red onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 1 red chile pepper, seeded and minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • cup mascarpone cheese


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
24g Fat
13g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 480mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 34mg 171%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 345mg 7%

* 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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