5 Minute Spicy Marinara Sauce

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By Kathy W
from Englewood, OH

I had been looking for an easy marinara sauce. I adapted this for my taste (I don't like a lot of heat); but you can make it as spicy as you like by adding more red pepper flakes. It's great for using as a dipping sauce for veggies or bread. You can use it on pasta or pizza.

serves About 3 cups
method Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp
    or so crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 can
    (28 oz) chunky style crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian dried seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried parsley
  • sugar to taste

How To Make

  • 1
    Add olive oil to medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • 2
    Add garlic and crushed pepper to heated oil. When pepper snaps and garlic starts to sizzle, stir in crushed tomatoes.
  • 3
    Season with salt, pepper, sugar and Italian seasoning.
  • 4
    Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes and stir in parsley.
  • 5
    Adjust seasonings and serve.