Spicy? Sweet? Marinara Sauce

Spicy?  Sweet?  Marinara Sauce created by Baby Kato

I use this as a base for everything: pizza, stuffed shells, Parmesan chicken, you name it. I've used so many combinations over the years. The two key ingredients to me are hot red pepper flakes and sugar. Hope it works for you. If you have fresh herbs by all means use them, just remember you'll need more than amounts listed for dried.

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  • Sauté onions and garlic in oil till soft.
  • Add whole tomatoes, breaking them up with spoon into smaller chunks.
  • Let tomato liquid simmer down for about 15 minutes.
  • Add all other ingredients and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Can be doubled and frozen for later use.
  • Servings is a guess.
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"I use this as a base for everything: pizza, stuffed shells, Parmesan chicken, you name it. I've used so many combinations over the years. The two key ingredients to me are hot red pepper flakes and sugar. Hope it works for you. If you have fresh herbs by all means use them, just remember you'll need more than amounts listed for dried."

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  1. andponytails
    This has become my go-to base for everything red spaghetti sauce-related. I add red wine to taste and cook down. My friends all love it--makes me look like I actually know what I'm doing. Thank you!
  2. Nikoma
    Untested I made your marinara sauce and shells as part of my wedding reception menu. I quadrupled this recipe, and let it simmer for about 2 1/2 hours. SO glad I chose this one. This is a fabulous tasting sauce! Love it! My only complaint was that it is a little thin. I had to add some tomato paste to thicken it eventually. About 6oz per batch. I'm sold on this sauce!
  3. nerdinerdiness
    Fantastic recipe! I made it with the stuffed shells, and they pair beautifully together. I only made half the recipe, and it still cooked well and turned out great. Thank you. :)
  4. carolshaffer
    Where has this marinara sauce been all my life? No more jar sauces EVER! This sauce has a super mix of spicy and sweet with lots of depth! I used good quality tomato products and bought new jars of herbs and red pepper! I'm in love!
  5. subwife
    I make this recipe all the time. It is so easy and delicious. I add extra red pepper flakes because we like ours a little hotter. I make recipe Meatballs by Rhonda O. It is a hit in my house.
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