The actual secret of a delectable pasta dish lies in the sauce! Pasta is a dish that can never go wrong for any occasion or time of the day. There are many sauces to prepare pasta and you can choose any one from the wide variety that suits your preference. Pasta sauces are many like – tomato sauce, browned butter sauce, meat sauce, garlic and oil sauce, and cream sauce.
Just boiling the macaroni pieces and tossing them well on mellow heat with your favourite pasta sauce can make a yummy treat! One small tip to use pasta sauce is that if you find the sauce have dried before your pasta is cooked; save a cup of the pasta water to get back the kick of the sauce and carry on with the preparation. Here are a list of different pasta sauces and their recipes –
Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce
This is the most common pasta sauce that is used (especially when you are preparing for the kids). Take around 7 pieces of diced ripened tomatoes and crush them with 1 clove of garlic. Add enough of extra virgin oil to make it smoother, a pinch of salt, pepper, grated lemon zest and fresh mozzarella.
Cheese Pasta Sauce
This is also one of the most favourites for those who love Italian dressings. To prepare this sauce, you need to take one cup of freshly grated Parmesan, 3/4 cup, Edam and equal amounts of mozzarella. Then add butter and coat the ingredients well, add pasta and toss until it blends well with the sauce. For seasoning, use black pepper.
Mushroom and Onion Pasta Sauce
This is one of the most delectable pasta sauces which can also be made at home. Preheat olive oil in deep pan and cook chopped onions for about 5 mins; then add sliced tomatoes, button mushrooms and leave for simmering. Let the suace thicken and season it with salt and pepper.
Lemon Articoke Pasta Sauce
One fourth cup of lemon juice, pinch of cayenne pepper, 2 medium garlic cloves, a bit of coriander, few walnuts, 1/3 cups of olive oil and canola oil and salt – put this all into a food processor. Let it grind till smooth and then take it in a large bowl, break the artichokes and stir into the pasta. Add this sauce and season with Parmesan cheese.
Chicken Alfredo Pasta Sauce
Take 125 grams butter and melt it in a non stick pan; then add thickened cream and minced garlic, keep stirring them until it gets smooth. Slowly add 2 cups of milk and blend the lumps. Add grated Parmesan and white pepper. When it reaches the desired consistency, toss with boiled pasta and diced white meat that is barbequed.