Spicy Tomato Sauce

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READY IN: 46mins
Recipe by Nicole Neumann

I use this basic tomato sauce as a base for any recipe that calls for tomato sauce. I freeze 2 cup batches and defrost them as needed for the recipe I'm making. I then tailor the sauce to my flavor needs for the recipe, adding herbs and spices as needed. This works so well, I haven't purchased jarred spaghetti sauce in months.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomatoes and red pepper flakes, raise the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce is thick, about 40 minutes.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Optional: If you like the sauce smoother, use a stick blender to blend the sauce to desired consistency.

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