The Big Dipper: Simple Marinara Dipping Sauce

Serve with Monster Snacks: Open Faced Calzones with Spinach and Artichokes and Spicy Meat and Cheese Stromboli.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste, optional but recommended
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (15 ounces)
  • Salt and pepper


Heat a small pot over medium heat. Add EVOO, garlic, pepper flakes and anchovy paste. Cook 2 minutes. Add parsley, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Stir sauce, bring to a bubble and simmer 5 minutes over low heat then place in small bowl and serve.

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