Spicy Marinara Sauce

Honestly, you guys are the best readers on the planet. No lie.

Spicy Marinara Sauce | Inspiration KitchenLook at my comments on other posts.  Now, look at you.  Those comments are because of you.

I was completely feeling sorry for myself because I had noone to cook for and I was SSSOOO worried you all would leave me while I didn’t post for 3 weeks.  Only to find out that, you all missed me.


Here. Have some Spicy Marinara Sauce. Now, you know I love you. I’m sharing something I love.

Spicy Marinara Sauce 02 | Inspiration KitchenOk, now there are two things I need to tell you about this ‘hiatus’:

  1. About 5 hours after hitting publish on Monday’s Sausage and Peppers Burgers post, I realized I completely missed a golden opportunity.  Do you ever have one of those “Doh!” moments?  I realized that what I should’ve been doing while ‘resting’ (i.e. hiatus = husband MIA) is developing recipes for ‘quick bites’ and dishes for one.  Because I know we all eat alone sometimes.  Right?  Are you with me on this?
  2. I did manage to keep myself really, really busy by getting ready to finally launch my Etsy shop.  It’s been a long time coming, and although I’m really excited for the launch, it takes time!  And like all of you – time is so not what we have a lot of.  The shop’s not ready yet, but it will be soon. So stay tuned!

Now, to the good stuff.  This Spicy Marinara Sauce.Spicy Marinara Sauce 03 | Inspiration Kitchen

Please… Eat with me. You know we’re both hungry.

I’d like to say it’s YUM and then just finish this post. But, this sauce deserves SO much more than that.

Let’s just start with…it has the perfect consistency.  You’re gonna want to rub it all over everythang’ – just ’cause it’s so right. 🙂

It’s rich, saucy, spicy and ssssoooo savory – I know you’ll love it like we did!

I’ll admit, when I’m in a pinch, I’ve been known to buy a pre-made pasta sauce, just because they’re so quick and easy.  But, no more!!!  No more sugar, no more sweet sauces – just a rich, savory and SPICY sauce – just the way we like it.  And…, it’s simple to make with your bad-boy food processor.

Oh yea, bring that bad boy out and puree, baby!  I hope you love this as much as we did!


Spicy Marinara Sauce
A rich, spicy marinara sauce that is smooth with a perfect consistency.
Recipe type: Sides
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (e.g. Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • ½ cup white wine
  1. Place tomatoes, tomato paste, hot sauce, parsley, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and saute the finely chopped onion in olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the blended tomato sauce and white wine.
  3. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Recipe inspired by All Recipes @ Best Marinara Sauce Yet.


  1. says

    Marinara sauce is like my favorite condiment on the planet, and I am so embarrassed to say that I have never actually even TRIED making my own. Um, yeah I’m totally making this sauce ASAP. Love the spicy kick you gave this recipe! Kind of like Italian/Mexican flavors all in one sauce! Awesome-ness. Pinned. 🙂
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    • says

      Thanks for the pin Sarah! If you love Marinara sauce and you like spicy, you’ll definitely like this one. Marinara sauce with a kick! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    • says

      Thanks for the pin Marcie! The Husband says I never stop moving. What can I say, I have a LOT of energy and life is so short – I want to live every moment. 🙂 I just forget that ‘relaxing’ every once in a while IS living!

    • says

      I am now a huge fan of Marinara Sauce, but the bottled sauces were so sweet, I just couldn’t eat them. That’s all changed – and I’m having this tonight with a Meatball Sub!

  2. says

    Kristi, this sauce looks delicious. I love a spicy marinara sauce. I think I could easily eat pasta everyday if my husband didn’t complain. Haha
    I’m glad you are back and I can’t wait to see your Etsy shop 😀
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    • says

      Thanks Cindy! We had Marinara Meatball Subs tonight and they were awesome! I so love the spicy sauce. I’m a huge pasta lover too!

  3. says

    Glad you’re back! I had to take a hiatus too during the same period haha. Honestly, nothing beats a good homemade marinara sauce and this has that label plastered all over it. Talk about delicious! P.S. looking forward to your Etsy shop!
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  4. says

    Yay for Etsy!!!!!!!!!! The curiosity is making me so restless!!!!!!!! This marinara sauce is just SUPER awesome!!!!! I loveeeee a good spicy marinara and all the bottled sauces we get in supermarkets are super sweet and not in a good way! Can’t wait to make fresh homemade marinara for my pasta for dinner!!!!!!!!
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    • says

      I love Etsy! So fun to do crafty things and have a place to sell them. 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend Samina! And, I’m glad you like the Marinara Sauce!

  5. says

    Glad you are back and so excited for your Etsy shop girl 🙂 I love a marinara sauce with a bit of kick to it so this sounds perfect! Love that you added Frank’s and hot pepper flakes – it looks delicious 🙂

    • says

      Thanks Kelly – I’m excited about my Etsy shop too. I have so many crafts I do! Yes, Franks Red Hot and red pepper flakes are my best friends in the kitchen! Have a great weekend!

    • says

      Yes! The wine was a great addition to this Marinara Sauce. And, I have to tell you – we had it on a Meatball Sandwich last night and it was divine! Have a nice weekend Jamie!

    • says

      Thanks Ananda! I’m so glad the sauce is appetizing to you! I hope you get a chance to try it! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.

    • says

      Thanks Christin! I hope you get a chance to try it – if you like spicy, you’ll like it. And, since you’re Spicy Southern Kitchen, I’m pretty sure you like spicy! 🙂

    • says

      Thanks Monet! The Husband is Italian, so we love pasta too. We can always find something to do with pasta sauces! Have a great weekend!

  6. says

    I love pasta sauce. Like, really, really love it. I’m not sure you were following back in the day pre-wedding when I originally professed my love publicly. Leave it to you to make my favorite thing spicy! I’m thinking this would be the perfect topper for my next chicken parm. Hubs loves chicken parm and he loves spicy! Perfect!

    And is that a tea-towel I see? Love it. 😉
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    • says

      Great minds think alike! I was thinking I’d made Chicken Parm for it too! 🙂 But, I already knew you were a really smart girl. Hahaha! YES, another one of the hundreds of tea towels I have. Augh! I’m addicted and I can’t help myself.

  7. says

    Oh how I agree – there is never enough time! I am always running out of it! lol I have so many things that just constantly get pushed to the back-burner. Both personal and work stuff! I have yet to make our wedding album … 3 years later!

    Love the sound of this sauce – we love ours spicy!
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    • says

      Thanks Rachel. Everything is SO much better homemade! Time doesn’t usually allow it, but when we get a chance, it gives us an opportunity to remember how good homemade can taste! Have a great weekend!


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