FAVORITE SAUCES FOR YOUR FRESH PASTA

By Chef Lippe

Simple Marinara Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley

DIRECTIONS
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté garlic until aromatic and tender. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato puree, oregano, parsley, Romano cheese, Parmesan cheese, bay leaves and onion powder. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 40 minutes.

ALFREDO SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup milk 0-2 %
  • 3 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp dry parsley/ 1/2 cup fresh

DIRECTIONS
The best way to make this consistent is to use a blender, put cream cheese, milk, Parmesan, cheese, garlic, pepper and salt in blender. Blend until there are no clumps, poor into sauce pan on medium heat, cook for about 10 minutes, well cooking add parsley, is fresh chop finely and extra for garnish.
Cook your favorite pasta, I recommend spaghetti, if you want you may want to add chicken bacon any one of your favorite meats, I find it goes great with clams.
Pour desired amount over pasta, cook meat in sauce to absorb flavor into the meat, cook sea food in different pan and than add over pasta before pouring Alfredo Sauce.
If you find the original sauce using heavy cream and butter to be too heavy, then this modified, lighter version may be a healthier choice for you.

SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 15 to 18 small fresh sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth

DIRECTIONS
Melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat until the white milk solids have browned, about 5 minutes.
Add sage and chicken broth and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer until sauce is reduced and slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve over your favorite Pasta!

CHAMPAGNE CREAM SAUCE

3 Shallots (minced)

  • 3 Scallions (chopped)
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1 Cup Champagne
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream

DIRECTIONS
In a sauté pan or skillet, sweat some minced shallots in butter, add chopped green onions and sweat for a few more minutes. Then add champagne and allow to reduce for about 10 minutes. Last, add some heavy cream and mix to emulsify.

VODKA SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup onions chopped
  • 1 large can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

In a sauce pan, add oil, butter onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are clear.
Add vodka, tomatoes and parsley. Slowly mix in the cream.
Salt and pepper to taste, add pasta, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “FAVORITE SAUCES FOR YOUR FRESH PASTA

  1. Excellent post I’ll have in my mind next time I have to cook

  2. This post is a must print! Quick question: can one make a true marinara with wine in it, or would that be considered something else?

    • There are as many marinara versions as there are cooks in Italy. Among those you find the popular in America vodka marinara and yes wine marinara. Wine marinara is a topic all unto itself. A Sangiovese or Valpolicella wine will give you deep notes due to the tannic content of these wines, while a Chianti or Barolo will give you more fruity notes. One more thing. The flavor of the wine changes with heat, so if you truly want to accentuate the qualities of the wine in the sauce pour it in after the sauce is done, do not let the wine boil. If on the other hand you want a milder sauce with hints of wine in it, then use it as the finishing touch in the sauce making process. Buon Apetito
      Chef Lippe

      • Ooh, I wasn’t aware wine flavor changes with heat. Good to know! Also the specifics about the wine types is extremely helpful. I like trying new sauces and can’t wait to see how my flavors change working with this new information. Many thanks!

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