Tony DiRamio's (Not Your Mama's) Fra Diavolo Sauce

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

fra diavolo sauce

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet or sauce pan sauté white onions in olive oil.
  2. Crush plum tomatoes in you hand and then add to skillet with white onions.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes and seasoning to skillet and cook covered at medium high heat for 30 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 2-1/2 hours; stirring occasionally.
  4. If you remove lid and let steam escape the sauce will thicken. Some people like it thicker.
  5. The sauce will get hotter (spicier) the longer you let simmer.
  6. The trick to hotter sauce is to add the desired crushed red pepper at the beginning.

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