Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes


1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. minced garlic

1/4 tsp. dried red pepper flakes

1/4 cup Contadina® Tomato Paste

1 can (28 oz.) Contadina® Crushed Tomatoes

1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook about 30 seconds, stirring constantly.  Add tomato paste and cook about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until paste browns slightly.

  2. Remove from heat. Carefully add crushed tomatoes. Return to heat and simmer about 20 minutes or until thickened.  Stir in lemon zest.  

  3. Serve with Veggie Crisps, steamed or grilled shrimp, crostini or baked polenta sticks.

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