Did you know March is National Sauce Month? Here are 11 yummy spaghetti and pasta sauces to celebrate March as the National Sauce Month.
Today Olive Garden Italian Restaurant asked its followers on its official Facebook page to share their favorite sauces. Alfredo and Marinara seem to be the ones most often mentioned. Here are 11 interesting pasta and spaghetti sauces that caught our attention from user responses.
1. Alfredo, rich and creamy
2. Meat sauce seasoned with garlic and herbs
3. Arrabbiata sauce with extra fresh chillies. I confess this is one of my favorites too.
4. Marinara meatless sauce.
5. Pesto, the traditional Italian sauce
6. Zesty Clam Sauce
4 cans (6.5 oz. ea.) minced clams, undrained
1 cup Classic Olive Oil Italian Dressing
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 cup sliced pitted olives
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Further, I was reading a story by CookingLight, in which they shared their favorite pasta sauces, which I will share below.
7. Rao’s Homemade Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce with Basil. This is their top pick, but it's $9,00 a jar. CookingLight's justification is that this sauce struck its tasters as very fresh-tasting, a balanced mix of fruity olive oil, tomato, and basil. Apparently it is very good for lasagna.
8. Bove’s Basil Pasta Sauce. CookingLight lists this as its second best choice and repo*ts that it costs only $5.00 a jar. They say*the sauce captured the essence of homemade tomato sauce.
9. Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto. This pasta sauce comes from EatingWell, which it recommends to use as a spread on grilled chicken. Here are the ingredients.
3/4 cup blanched sliced or slivered almonds
1 28-ounce can plus one 14-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
3/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
10. Salsa Palermitana This is another great sauce by EatingWell, shared by 5 star chef Paul Bartolotta. He learned how to make this sauce when working in a restaurant in Palermo. Here are the ingredients.
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, preferably Sicilian, divided
8 cloves garlic, sliced
6 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
3 cups white wine
3 lemons, quartered
3/4 cup Nocellara olives or other big green olives, such as Cerignola, pitted
1/4 cup capers, rinsed
8 sprigs fresh oregano, plus 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped oregano leaves
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
11. Bolognese sauce This sauce is also known in its Italian version as ragù alla bolognese. As the name implies this pasta sauce originated in Bologna, Italy and is a meat-based sauce. According to Wikipedia ingredients include a characteristic soffritto of onion, celery and carrot, different types of minced or finely chopped meat (generally bovine, including beef, and possibly pork, such as pancetta), wine, and a small amount of tomato concentrate.
What is your favorite spaghetti or pasta sauce? Did we miss some? If yes, you are welcome to share your favorite sauce recipes below in the comment section. We will add to this story further enriching it. Have a wonderful National Sauce Month with your family and loved ones.