10-Minute Spicy Tomato Sauce

10-Minute Spicy Tomato SauceQuick and easy pasta dishes are usually what I make when I want something simple or don’t feel like going out to eat. I typically simmer my pasta sauces for hours, but this particular recipe is my go-to if I need a quick tomato sauce. It only takes about 10 minutes to make, not bad for a delicious pasta sauce!

This recipe is a great base for many dishes like pasta, lasagna, pizza, soups, dips, or anything you can think of that needs tomato sauce. I love my pasta sauce with lots of garlic and spice so feel free to adjust to your taste. A little bit of sugar, butter and cream are added to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. Freeze the leftover sauce or keep in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Peel and roughly chop the garlic cloves.

Stir around the garlic, red pepper flakes and salt in olive oil on medium-high heat for a few minutes.

Stir in crushed tomatoes and cook for a few minutes, then add butter and cream.

Serve with pasta or anything you need tomato sauce for.

10-Minute Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • a splash of cream or half & half

In a pot, combine olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt. Turn the heat on to medium-high and stir ingredients until oil bubbles and garlic turns sweet and becomes slightly browned, about 6 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes and sugar and simmer for about 3 minutes. Turn heat off and stir in butter and cream. Taste the sauce and add more salt, pepper if needed.

Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: makes about 2 1/2 cups sauce
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8 Responses to “10-Minute Spicy Tomato Sauce”

  1. Whimsy May 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    This is a favorite! Thank you Wishful Chef for sharing your recipes specially the vegetarian ones. They are yummy!

    • Barb May 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

      Thank you 🙂 So happy you enjoy my recipes. I’ll be posting more vegetarian ones over the summer.

      • H4 August 17, 2012 at 4:21 am #

        Barb, your tomato sauce is very pretty red…wonder is it made from the raw tomato or from the can ?

        • Barb August 17, 2012 at 9:36 am #

          The images I took for this post are from a can of crushed tomatoes, but I’ve used raw tomatoes before and it tastes just as good!

  2. ks July 23, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Barb, this recipe is delicious and make very tasty pasta. Thanks for puting it up.

    • Barb July 23, 2013 at 8:05 am #

      That’s great, I’m so happy you enjoyed the sauce!

  3. ks June 19, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Wow, this sauce tastes wonderful and it’s fast too, perfect for some pasta


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