Sriracha Spaghetti Sauce

Here’s a simple way to bring your pasta to a real spicy boil. Sriracha spaghetti sauce (a.k.a. Sriracha marinara) is a simple pasta sauce to make, but the flavor impact is plentiful. There’s that tomato tang, a garlicky undertone, and a very eatable level of heat. This recipe turns your everyday marinara into something much more memorable.

Sriracha spaghetti sauce

Sriracha is tomato-based with a delicious garlicky undertone, so the mix of the rooster sauce into a marinara is seamless. And since the hot sauce is diluted into the tomato sauce, the heat won’t be full Sriracha – but you can add more to boost the bite. Or, if you’re concerned about making your Sriracha spaghetti sauce too saucy, throw in some crushed red pepper to increase the heat. It won’t impact the other flavors beyond the overall spiciness. Start with a pinch and work up from there.

Don’t only think of this as a spaghetti sauce: use it for any pasta, as a meatball sauce, or as a dipping sauce for bread or mozzarella sticks. The bold flavor will be a hit for parties and a game-day dipping sauce. Or – one of our favorites – try Sriracha marinara sauce with fried or baked eggs for a real breakfast jolt!

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Sriracha spaghetti sauce

Sriracha Spaghetti Sauce (a.k.a. Sriracha Marinara)

FIery with tasty garlic undertones
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Sauce
Servings 4 servings
Calories 94 kcal


  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28 ounce can
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the olive oil, then add the yellow onions. Sauté the onions, stirring often, until cooked through (translucent, approximately 4 to 5 minutes), then add the garlic. Cook for 1 more minute, stirring often until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and Sriracha sauce – stir to combine, then turn the heat to high and bring the sauce to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn heat again to medium and allow the sauce to simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use immediately over spaghetti or the pasta of your choice.


Calories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 521mgPotassium: 636mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 27.8mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 2.7mg
Keyword Sriracha
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on September 26, 2022 to include new content.
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