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homemade pasta sauce
Food is better when shared and homemade pasta sauces are no exception. Below you are going to find some amazing homemade sauces that every cook, chef, mom, dad or teenage cook should know how to make.
Store bought sauces are great but homemade pasta sauce is amazing and you only need a few ingredients. Most of which you probably have in your pantry.
We can’t talk about homemade pasta sauces without talking about homemade pasta. If you have the time here are some great homemade pasta recipes you need to try. Plus they taste better than the store bought stuff.
homemade pasta sauce with fresh tomatoes
Making homemade pasta sauce from fresh tomatoes does take some time to simmer down the fresh sweet tomatoes and spices into the perfect homemade sauce. But it doesn’t take as long as you might think. If you have an hour and a half you have the time to make pasta sauce from scratch.
homemade pasta sauce versus store bought
Store bought pasta sauce is great. It’s convenient, cheap and comes in a variety of flavors. But it doesn’t compare to the simplistic amazing flavor you get from homemade pasta sauce. Plus you can have homemade sauce made and on the table in minutes depending on the sauce.
There is something amazing about making fresh pasta sauce from herbs and tomatoes from your garden or farmers market. In fact homemade sauce preserves well in the freezer or by canning. And it makes a great gift.
how easy is it to make pasta sauce?
You can have homemade pasta sauce made and on the table in minutes. Bacon carbonara is a great example of a luscious pasta sauce you can make in minutes with common pantry staple items. And its cheap to make. Checkout this recipe from Serious Eats.
how do you make pasta sauce from scratch
Making pasta sauce from scratch requires the right ingredients and a bit of time. Throughout this article and noted below you will find a number of simple and easy to make pasta sauces from scratch like this spaghetti sauce.
homemade spaghetti sauce
Simple and easy to make tomato goodness in a sauce. And better yet you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. Tomato sauce, tomato paste, spices and ground meat.
There are a lot of homemade tomato sauce recipes out there. This recipe from A Family Feast is my favorite. It’s simple and easy but so flavorful.
how to make homemade spaghetti sauce
Spaghetti sauce is essentially any sauce you use on spaghetti noodles. When we think of spaghetti sauce we usually think of tomato sauce with ground meat, a bolognese type sauce. Here is Marcella Hazan’s world renown bolognese sauce recipe. It all starts with the oil, vegetables and spices.
spaghetti sauce secret ingredient
Some might say it’s the olive oil. Others might say it’s the garlic. It could be the vine ripened tomatoes. I have also read that some cooks add a small amount of baking soda to the cooking process. But honestly it’s the cooking it from scratch that makes it the best.
how to make alfredo sauce
Creamy simplistic goodness. Butter, cream, garlic and cheese what else could you ask for? Here is a great alfredo sauce recipe and so simple to make. You melt the butter, add the cream simmer. Then add the cheese and garlic. So good.
basil pesto pasta sauce
Basil pesto sauce is super easy to make and even better with fresh basil from your garden. Basic ingredients include basil, olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese. Simply Recipes has a great fresh basil pesto recipe.
As with any pasta sauce the sauce can be used on things other than pasta. Basil pesto sauce is great as chicken marinade and cooked over the grill with a side tossed salad.
basic pantry ingredients for making homemade pasta sauce
- Olive oil
- Fresh tomatoes
- Tomato paste
- Canned tomatoes
- Parmesan cheese
- Ground meat
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what can I use if i don’t have pasta sauce?
A simple butter sauce of butter, garlic, salt & pepper is great in a pinch over pasta. Or pasta tossed in olive oil, spices and parmesan cheese.
simple pasta sauce olive oil
A simple and cheap weeknight dish in a pinch is cooked spaghetti tossed in olive oil, salt & pepper, garlic and parmesan cheese. It’s super simple to make and gets dinner on the table in minutes. And great even if you don’t have the parmesan cheese.
is it cheaper to make your own homemade pasta sauce?
This depends on the prices of produce and sauces in your area. If you are making fresh tomato sauce in season and freezing it or canning it for use through out the year than I would say yes it is cheaper to make your own sauce.
Homemade sauces will always be better than store bought sauces even the simple ones.
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