Simple Sauce Recipes to Share

Whether you’re cooking pasta, meat or rice, every recipe needs a sauce. Using common ingredients you may already have in the kitchen, you can prepare sauces ahead of time or whip up a fresh batch anytime. After all, cooking up addictive sauces shouldn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Let’s look at some of the simplest and quickest sauce recipes to add a flavor bomb to any meal.

Tomato Sauce

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Arguably the most popular sauce ever, tomato sauce can be found in a number of cuisines — especially Italian. After all, given the popularity of pizza and spaghetti and meatballs, it’s hard to argue that tomato sauce isn’t useful to have around. Be sure to save any leftovers, utilizing your freezer for long-term storage. Here’s how to make a simple tomato sauce:

  1. Using your skillet or sauce pot, add a diced onion to olive oil and sauté.
  2. Add salt to bring out the natural sweetness of the onions once they’re soft and brown.
  3. Add garlic and sauté.
  4. Crush tomatoes, whether they’re chopped, canned or straight from your garden.
  5. Add tomatoes and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  6. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and herbs of your choice.

Lemon Sauce

Another one of the most popular sauce recipes is lemon sauce. Rich, bitter and sweet all at the same time, it’s remarkably delicious over linguine, grilled meats, fish, salads and more. Not to mention, it will stay fresh for a few days in the fridge, as long as you properly store it. You can make it with just three ingredients by following these steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Ensure your rack is in the middle.
  2. Cut three medium lemons in half. Remove the seeds and place in a baking dish.
  3. Drizzle two tablespoons olive oil over the inside of the lemons and add garlic.
  4. Roast for about 30 minutes or until lemons are lightly browned.
  5. Cool lemons enough so you can handle them without getting burned.
  6. Squeeze the juice into the baking dish, discarding the remainder of the lemon.
  7. Add three tablespoons of olive oil and a half teaspoon of salt.
  8. Pour all contents of the baking dish into a blender and process until completely smooth.

Alfredo Sauce

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A sauce made from cheese is A-okay in our book. According to the famous chef, Ree Drummond, parmesan cheese is the best cheese to use in an Alfredo sauce recipe. And, we couldn’t agree more! But, if you desire a richer sauce, the secret is to add cream cheese. Try this:

  1. Melt ½ cup butter in a non-stick saucepan.
  2. Add one eight-ounce package of cream cheese with two teaspoons of garlic powder.
  3. Slowly add two cups of milk and whisk until smooth.
  4. Stir in six ounces of grated parmesan and a pinch of black pepper.
  5. Do not overcook. It will thicken quickly!

Try Our Sauces

Now that you have three simple sauce recipes in your back pocket, you’ll be amazed at how many recipes they can enhance. But, there will still be nights when you don’t feel like cooking. That’s what Spizzico is here for! Our casual and family-oriented atmosphere will make you feel like you’re eating at your own kitchen table. Stop in today at 1282 Bay Dale Drive in Arnold. And for questions about our Italian style menu, call us at 443-214-5121.