Here are three classics to get you inspired and your taste buds singing.
Once you have your tomato base, you’ll be able to explore the infinite possibilities of this versatile sauce. Add you own twist with beef or lamb mince, olives, capers, garlic, cream, spices, chilli flakes, buffalo mozzarella, and so much more. Experiment and have fun!
By the way, a short pasta, like penne, with pesto sauce makes a delicious, cold side salad. Perfect with a slice of cold chicken.
(And as pesto freezes really well, you can make up a batch and freeze it for later. Top tip, put your fresh pesto in a sealable container, cover the surface with a thin layer of olive oil, tightly seal and place in the freezer. That layer of olive oil will minimize browning on the surface of the pesto as it freezes.)
Store-bought or homemade, a white sauce goes perfectly with most types of pasta. You can try adding chicken, turkey, or fish for some added protein. Garnish creamy pasta dishes with ground peppercorns and toasted breadcrumbs to elevate the experience.