pasta sauce recipe

Pasta sauce recipe: choose your favorite

To keep things interesting in the kitchen you need to use your imagination and choose a different pasta sauce recipe each time according to the taste and the needs of your guests and family, to the ingredients you have available or just to try and make something new.

Some people may require a vegetarian pasta sauce recipe while others may not like tomatoes or prefer a pasta sauce recipe white like some that are made with Ricotta cheese or with cream for instance.

Pasta sauce recipe from scratch: what I like about it?

Of course it tastes better but it comes with a bonus…Yes, because when you use fresh ingredients to cook from scratch the scent or genuine vegetables, aromatic herbs and spices will spread throughout your whole kitchen. An inviting fragrance that will attract your loved ones to the dining table.

It is really easy and simple to prepare your own pasta sauce recipe from scratch if you follow Grandma’s tip: grab some fresh tomatoes and use the wider blades of a grater to grate the pulp. Simply sauté some garlic and thin sliced onion in a skillet with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and add grated tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste and let cook thoroughly, just make sure to add some vegetable broth if it gets too thick.

You can even make your own version of this pasta sauce recipe by adding one of your favorite ingredient like black olives for instance or cooked and round sliced sausage and so on.

Here I’ll share with you some of my delicious pasta sauce recipe so that you can try one or more of them.

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spaghetti recipe

Spaghetti recipe with sausage [Grandma’s special]

Now before I start telling you all I know about spaghetti and before I share with you my very special spaghetti recipe, I want to say something about Italian cooking and eating.

While in many different cultures a meal often consists in one main course and a dessert, in Italy we have a different way of serving a meal. So in case you ever want to come to Italy here is what you should expect on a menu.

First of all you begin your Italian meal with a starter, some entrees or few appetizers served with a glass of Italian wine. Depending on the region you are visiting the starters will be very different from place to place.

At this point you are ready to start your actual meal with what we call “primo” and this is literally the first course – it can be any kind of pasta, soup or risotto.

Primo” in Italian means “first” so this is actually your first course and quite often it consists of a good and delicious spaghetti recipe like: spaghetti with tomato sauce, spaghetti with fresh tomato and mozzarella cheese, spaghetti alla carbonara or spaghetti all’amatriciana!
This last one was hard to pronounce right? No worries, it’s easier than you think.

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