Pasta sauces to excite the senses

One creamy, one tomato recipe for Italian dishes

These two recipes can be used separately with your favorite pasta or can be combined.

Cream sauce (Alfredo sauce)

3 cloves minced garlic

2 tbsp. butter or basil oil

1/2 l. whipping cream

1/8 c. Parmesan

Sprinkle basil or 2 leafs fresh basil

Salt and pepper

Melt butter. Add garlic then whipping cream. Keep at medium heat and simmer for 5 mins. Add spice. Reduce heat to low and stir in parmesan. When thickened, serve with pasta.

Pomodoro sauce (tomato sauce)

4 cloves garlic (minced)

1 lg. can diced tomatoes

1 sm. can tomato sauce

1 can tomato paste

2 fresh basil leafs

2 shakes dry basil

3 tsp. sugar

1/4 c. minced onion

Splash olive oil

1 shake chilies

Saute’ garlic, onion in oil. Add sauces then spices and simmer. Serve over pasta.

Baked Pene’

Boil your pene’ until tender. Drain and add amounts of these two sauces with a few slices of sauteed chicken and top with grated cheese. Bake until bubbly.

Dora Miner is a local cook and baker who writes a regular column for The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer.

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