Spicy Marinara Sauce

When I want homemade marinara sauce, this is my recipe I use!  Homemade sauce, especially with homemade canned tomatoes (I’ll have to share my instructions on that in the future), tastes better.  I use a single recipe when I make spaghetti with marinara, but if I’m making homemade meatballs, I’ll double the recipe.  The secret to the spicyness is the cayenne pepper.  Just a little dab will do, but it makes the sauce taste incredible!  If you’d rather have regular marinara, you can leave out the cayenne pepper.  This is really an easy sauce to make, but it tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen cooking it for hours!

Gather a medium size onion, two garlic cloves, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, a quart jar of homemade canned tomatoes or a 32 oz. can of crushed tomatoes, 6 oz can of tomato paste, 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper and 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional-leave out if you want regular marinara).

Place 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet pan.  Chop the onion and garlic and add to the pan.  Cook until tender.  

Add the tomatoes to the pan.  Using a potato masher, mash the tomatoes in the pan until they are well blended.  You can also put the tomatoes in the blender and pulse on low to blend.  Add the tomato paste to the pan and stir well.

Now it’s time to add the spices!  Add to the pan: 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional).  Stir well.  Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.  Here’s where the magic happens, turning ordinary tomatoes into a delicious sauce!  

Serve with cooked spaghetti noodles or pasta of your choice!  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 quart homemade canned tomatoes, or 32 oz. can crushed tomatoes
6 oz. can tomato paste
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/8 cayenne pepper (optional)
Place 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet pan.  Chop the onion and garlic and add to the pan.  Cook until tender.  Add the tomatoes to the pan.  Using a pressing tool, mash the tomatoes in the pan until they are well blended (or put the tomatoes in a blender before you add to pan).  Add the tomato paste to the pan and stir well.  Add to the pan: 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional).  Stir well.  Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.  Serve with pasta and enjoy!
Use these kitchen items to prepare the perfect Spicy Marinara Sauce!


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  1. Love the sauce! A little spicy makes it a bit different too. I found your recipe over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1xR7OkE. Have a wonderful day

  2. You really can't beat spaghetti. I think it's one of those meals I could never never get sick of and it's posh and casual all the same. hahaha Great recipe. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  3. Oh wow, delicious! Lovel marinara sauce! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts, you should link to #tastytuesdays too if you fancy it x

  4. You always bring the delicious things to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Your Marinara Sauce looks like it will be full of flavor, I will have to give it a try. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz helen

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