Spice up canned tomatoes with garlic, onions, and red-pepper flakes for a superb quick tomato sauce.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, stirring so that it does not brown, until soft and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, and cook, stirring another minute.

  • Add crushed tomatoes and their liquid. Season with salt, pepper, and red-pepper flakes. Add 2 cups cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened and has a deep, rich tomato flavor, about 20 minutes. Stir in basil just before serving.

Reviews (3)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Great sauce that's simple as well as fresh tasting with the FRESH basil at the end!
Rating: Unrated
I am pretty liberal with the red pepper. =) This sauce is fantastic!
Rating: Unrated
I love this as it is perfectly spicy, has a lot of flavor and is quick to throw together on a weeknight.