68 Reviews

i made this a few days before christmas since my mom was away... my dad LOVED IT which is something since he's hard to please. everyone did, my mom asked me for the recipe and my dad congratulated me.

i love the spicy flavor to this. i actually added more pepper flakes.

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kari1391 January 24, 2013

Nice and easy!

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paroali July 29, 2012

Great sauce. The chicken stock is the magic here. I would cut the pepper flakes back a bit. I used Penzy's red pepper flakes and next time I might use a 1/4 rounded tsp. I like food with a kick, but this was just a wee bit over. This recipe is now my standard. Thanks

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JimN February 19, 2012

Truly a great basic pasta sauce recipe. I replaced the whole tomatoes with crushed tomatoes, it is much less messy and it has a more consistent texture. I also like to use about 6 cloves of garlic (the garlic taste is not over-whelming because it is pan fried first). Adding a bay leaf, oregano, extra parsley flake and basil for the cook adds good flavors. Finally, I found that 1/8 tsp of crushed red pepper was an acceptable level for the kids. I would recommend adding 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper at a time until you find your desired hotness.

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kande_izzy October 30, 2011

This sauce was good. The only thing I did different was to add fresh oregano, parsley, thyme and basil. This will be good for my grandkids, after I blend the chucks out of it. They are picky that way. Thanks for sharing.

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mammafishy July 05, 2011

Great rich flavor, but as others said, I think I'd cut the red pepper flakes back a bit.

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Chill December 14, 2010

Robust! This actually tasted more like a Cajun style meal than Italian. Not bad, just surprisingly bold. Thanks!

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Lemon Drop July 21, 2010

v. good. made with three whole italian heirlooms from our garden, as well as 1/2 a zucchini, and two sweet red italian peppers, finely chopped. added a splash of red wine. pureed in the blender. very tasty. oh, i ended up adding just a bit more salt and sugar to bring out the flavors.

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Hot Mama Chef July 17, 2010
Pasta Sauce #1