Too spicy spaghetti sauce - what can be done?


Dilute the spice by doubling up on the tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste. A touch of brown sugar and a teaspoon or two of baking soda can help reduce both the spice and the acid.

***I've used this many a time -

The best kept secret to improve chili's acidity comes from an idea from Emeril Agasse. If you're making a huge batch like I do, heat in microwave for one minute or on the stove, a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar. Once its hot, stir in two tablespoons of table sugar and dissolve. Add it to the chili and its wonderful. If you get it a hair too sweet, add salt. The mixture is called "gastrique" (gastreek), works wonder in any tomato based sauce. I used in spaghetti sauce last month when my hubby got heavy handed with the cayanne pepper. It worked like a charm, and it did take me a few times. Start slowly, keeping the proportions the same - 1/8 cup vinegar to 1 tbls sugar for example.
Adding milk or cream can usually do the trick