Pasta Sauce Recipes
Some people believe that making a sauce for pasta is difficult and time consuming but most sauces are not. A meat sauce, known as a ragu, does require long, slow simmering, but it is still not particularly difficult to make.
This is a basic, simple tomato sauce that that can be used with numerous pasta dishes.
Pasta Sauce Basics
Pasta Sauce Recipes
Prepare simple and delicious pasta dishes with sauces that require no cooking. The only cooking involved is in boiling the pasta.
Pesto (pronounced PEH-stoh) is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan and/or pecorino cheese and olive oil.
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Roasted tomato sauce has a concentrated, deep tomato flavor. Fresh plum tomatoes are cut in half, lightly seasoned, and roasted in the oven for less than an hour.
Roasting garlic mellows its sharp flavor and lends it a sweet, caramelized taste. Stir it into sauces or salad dressings, spread it on sandwiches, or add it to dips or pizza.
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Trim off the top quarter of a head of garlic to expose the cloves.
3. Place the garlic head on a square of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Wrap the foil to enclose the garlic.
4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
5. To extract the roasted cloves, grab the bottom of the head and gently squeeze until the cloves pop out. They should be soft and golden brown.
6. Roasted garlic cloves may be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
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I've owned several food mills over the years, and in my opinion, this one is the best. The advantage of a food mill over a food processor or blender is that it separates the skins and seeds from the fruit or vegetable pulp. It is the perfect tool for preparing fresh purees, sauces, and soups.
Italian-American meat and tomato sauce sometimes referred to as red gravy or Sunday gravy to be served with pasta and the added meats, such as braciole, meatballs, sausage, and pork ribs.
This is a deliciously rich meat (beef and sausage) sauce for pasta that is enhanced with the flavor of dried porcini mushrooms.