The Big Dipper: Simple Marinara Dipping Sauce

Serve this as a dipper or topper.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 9 min
  • Prep: 2 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 2 cups
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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

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 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

Salt and pepper


  1. Heat a small pot over medium heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, 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.