2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 oz. sliced pancetta, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 cups marinara sauce, store bought or homemade
Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the pancetta and saute until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and garlic and saute until tender, about 1 minute. Add the marinara sauce and bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and let cool until ready to use.
Makes about 5 cups.