A pinch of McCormick Crushed Red Pepper adds fiery fresh heat and a zesty flavor boost to any dish. It’s the perfect companion to pizza, eggs, pasta sauce, tacos, stews, casseroles, soups and so much more. McCormick Crushed Red Pepper always starts with whole, ripe peppers. We blend the optimal levels of seeds and pods to deliver bold flavor and balanced heat. Pure crushed red pepper has a vibrant, red color from the flakes and is lightly flecked with yellow seeds. It has a slightly fruity, chili pepper aroma with a consistently spicy heat. Add just a pinch to kick up the flavor of your favorite foods. Or use to add heat to so many world cuisines, from Thai and Szechuan to Indian and Ethiopian.