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Frankie’s Spectacular Tomato and Chilli Spaghetti Sauce

I  love that my 10 year old son knows how to name his recipes with confidence!

Tomato and chilli spaghetti sauce 2

My bountiful garden has given us chillis and tomatoes and they seem to have all gone ping and ripened at once. Early one Saturday morning as we gathered them in Frankie decided he wanted too cook up some lunch for his daddy. Daddy is a big chilli fan.

We searched  for chilli and tomato sauce and found various recipes. Our own version was sort of a combination of those we read and the things we had in!



I big fat red hot chilli

I big red obnion

A tsp of garlic granules

Black pepper


Olive Oil

3 big handfuls  of cherry tomatoes


We chopped everything up nice and fine ( I actually let Frankie use a sharp knife for the first time ever)  and with fear and  anxiety (mine not his) we survived intact.


The onion and chillis were fried gently for about 5 minutes in the olive oil and the tomatoes were them added along with the seasoning.


We left it all to cook gently for about 20 minutes and the gorgeous aroma the filled our kitchen made we want to leave it even longer.

It was bottled and later heated up and served with Spaghetti, crusty bread and a few salad leaves. It was absolutely spectacular (hence the name)

 Tomato and Chilli Spaghetti Sauce

Tomato and Chilli Spaghetti Sauce

The verdict

I do think using garden fresh ingredients added to the taste but it really was, for such a simple dish, an absolute taste sensation. Well done Frankie and our garden! I’m proud of you both.

Homemade Thursday




  1. September 13, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    That looks amazing!! You should be giving that out as Christmas presents!

  2. September 13, 2014 / 7:32 am

    That sounds so delicious and what a lovely idea! I should get my kids more involved in the kitchen, we always do baking but never meals but this sort of thing is ideal for them.
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  3. September 12, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    Aaaw well done Frankie – that looks delicious and I love the storage jar x x

  4. September 12, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    That looks fab – incredibly simple, but yummy. We’ve some green chillies ready to be harvested so may have a go with those.
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  5. September 12, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    Oh how nice. I need to try it out for my husband as he loves chilli!
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  6. Manneskjur
    September 12, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    Oh yummo! Next year I must plant even more tomatoes so I can make some too! Thanks to you for joining in and to Frankie for cooking up a storm! x
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  7. September 12, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    LOVING the look of this! SO gonna try it with my kids. Slightly worried my son will find it too “ficey” as he calls it with a slight lisp (!) And VERY envious of your green fingers! x

  8. Penny A Residence
    September 12, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    We ate tomato sauce from the garden in Corfu and you are right – it makes such a difference, I love this Frankie and I think you are a talented chef and marketeer!
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  9. September 12, 2014 / 10:28 am

    That sounds really tasty, I love this kind of pasta sauce!
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  10. Seasiderinthecity
    September 12, 2014 / 9:06 am

    That is simply awesome! We made chilli jam the one year I managed to grow something. I’ve bought a little finger guard for Jacob when he uses knives as there is just no point trying to give him a blunt one. Well done that boy!
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  11. September 12, 2014 / 8:54 am

    I am going to pin this – very well done. What an inspiration and my 11 year old would love to do this.
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  12. September 11, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Your recipe looks lovely! We have loads of chillies this year so I’ll give it a try 🙂
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