Monday, March 5, 2012

5 minute tomato sauce

I have to share this recipe from the fantastic 101 cookbooks website by Heidi Swanson.  So simple and so tasty!  It is a bit on the spicy side, so cut back on the crushed red pepper flakes if that's not your thing.  But despite the spiciness, my 2.5 year old ate a bowl of it on spaghetti and asked for seconds.  I will give you the original link to her recipe but will post it here for you as well:

1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 medium cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
zest of one lemon

Combine first 4 ingredients in a cold saucepan.  Stir while heating the saucepan over medium-high heat, saute 45 seconds or just until everything is fragrant.  Stir in tomatoes and gently simmer for a couple of minutes.  Remove from heat and taste it now to see if you need more salt.  Add lemon zest and serve over pasta or pizza or whatever tickles your fancy!


  1. We were planning on making pizza one day this week so will give it a try. We'll post the recipe for bread machine pizza crust one day as well.

  2. actually I have a favourite pizza sauce recipe you should try. I will post it later for you...