Rating: 4.39 stars
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2

Simple and spicy, with an incredible flavor.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan, combine tomatoes, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. Simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until sauce is thickened. Stir in garlic, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in basil, salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 14.5g; fat 6.9g; sodium 907.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (57)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2003
A simple and delicious sauce to make. The only recommendation I would make is that you use a hand blender to give the sauce a smoother consistency. Other than that it couldn't be better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2007
This was pretty simple to make and for a recipe that calls for only a handful of ingrediens tasted better than I thought it would. However it tasted a bit too tomatoey and still could use a few other ingredients to liven it up like onions or mushrooms. Read More
(12)
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2003
A simple and delicious sauce to make. The only recommendation I would make is that you use a hand blender to give the sauce a smoother consistency. Other than that it couldn't be better. Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
By cooking this over a long slow simmer (very very low heat) helps to bring up the spicyness but you can really speed up the proccess by turning up the heat. Bring sauce to a fast simmer for 10 mins. add garlic and cook for 5 mins. more. Olive oil is completly optional. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2007
This was quick easy and YUMMY!!! I would recommend cutting the red pepper flakes in half unless you like it super spicy!! I found the full amount called for to be a bit much. Overall though WONDERFUL. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2004
This was delicious and really, really easy. I added a tad more hot pepper and just a splash of red wine. My husband and I loved this and will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2007
This was pretty simple to make and for a recipe that calls for only a handful of ingrediens tasted better than I thought it would. However it tasted a bit too tomatoey and still could use a few other ingredients to liven it up like onions or mushrooms. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2005
Very quick and easy to make and the flavors were good considering it was canned tomatoes. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2009
wow this was so simple! i added an extra clove of garlic. great for a summer night when you don't want to be in the hot kitchen for too long;) Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2007
I don't think I was prepared for the spicyness. My husband couldn't eat it (he's not a fan of really hot things) and my 2 year old wanted it but couldn't take the heat of it. So I ended up adding tomato sauce to take it a bit and finished the dish myself. It had good flavor... maybe I could half the pepper. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2007
Maybe I'm becoming numb to spicy food but being that I only used one can of tomato sauce; I thought for sure it would be spicy enough. I was wrong; ended up adding a tablespoon of crushed red pepper. The only other tweaking I did was adding the staples of my gram's sauce--1 small onion splash of red wine and some sugar. Very delicious--makes the entire house smell yummy. I threw it over shrimp and angel hair--nice!! Can't wait for lunch tomorrow. Read More
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