Pasta Sauces

White Pizza Sauce

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White Pizza Sauce For your next homemade pizza enjoy this easy to make Italian White Pizza Sauce. You can also use this as a quick Alfredo sauce for fettuccine. Preparation: 1 – Heat butter in a small saucepan. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for about […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

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Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Enjoy this easy to make Italian sauce recipe! Preparation: 1 – Put the tomatoes and boiling water in a water and let stand for 5 minutes. Using a perforated spoon, remove 1/3 of the tomatoes from the bowl. Cut into bite-size pieces. Put the remaining tomatoes and water into a lender and […]

Gorgonzola Sauce

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Gorgonzonla Sauce This classic Italian sauce is best served with fresh fettuccine. Use a mild, creamy Gorgonzola (called dolcelatte) or a sharper, crumbly bleu cheese, depending on the flavor desired. Preparation: 1 – Place Gorgonzola, milk, and butter over medium-low heat in a saute pan large enough to hold cooked pasta. Cook, stirring often, until […]

Alfredo Sauce

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Alfredo Sauce This rich Italian sauce can be served over pasta or as a dip for focaccia bread or raw vegetables. Preparation: 1 – In a large saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the cream to 4 cups. 2 – Remove from heat, sprinkle in the cheese and pepper, and […]

Olive Oil and Garlic Sauce

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Olive Oil and Garlic Sauce The key to aglio e olio (garlic and oil) is to cook the garlic slowly to tame its bite but without causing it to burn and become bitter. It’s hard to make this sauce with much less oil – the pasta will be bland and dry. Put the pasta (use […]

Carbonara Sauce

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Carbonara Sauce With bacon, eggs, and cheese, this Italian sauce, which should be served with spaghetti, is an indulgence. Pancetta, Italian bacon that is cured but not smoked, is more authentic, but regular smoked American bacon is fine as well. For a sharper cheese flavor, replace 1/4 cup of the Parmesan with an equal amount […]

Bolognese Sauce

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Bolognese Sauce Italy’s most famous meat sauce hails from Bologna. While many Italian recipes use a variety of ground meats, pancetta, prosciutto, and/or mushrooms, I prefer the simple, intense flavors of beef and tomatoes, fortified with wine, milk, and aromatic vegetables. Ground beef is first sauteed with onions, carrots, and celery until no longer pink. […]

Traditional Pesto Sauce

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Traditional Pesto Sauce Pesto can stand on its own as a sauce, or you can use just a spoonful to add extra flavor to a number of other Italian dishes – especially stews, soups, and sauces. Ingredients: 2 bunches fresh basil 1/2 bulb garlic 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil Preparation: […]

Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil

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Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil The classic Italian Tomato Sauce! Ingredients: 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped finely 1 lb 12 oz canned chopped tomatoes 4 garlic cloves, cut into fourths salt and pepper 1 lb dried spaghetti large handful fresh basil leaves, shredded freshly grated Parmesan, to serve Preparation: 1 – […]