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WHITE CLAM SAUCE
(3 cups)

3 8 oz. cans minced clams
1/4 cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 cup parsley
2 tbsp. white wine
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. salt

Drain juice from clams, save. In saucepan, over medium heat, cook garlic in hot oil until tender. Stir in clam juice and remaining ingredients, except clams. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in clams, cook sauce until clams are warm.


SPINACH SAUCE
(2-1/2 cups)

1/4 cup butter
1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach
1 tsp. salt
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp. nutmeg

In saucepan, over medium heat, in hot butter, cook spinach and salt 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add remaining ingredients, mix well, do not boil.


WALNUT SAUCE
(1-1/2 cups)

1/4 cup butter
1 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. parsley, minced
1 tsp. salt

In skillet over medium heat, lightly brown walnuts in hot butter, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, heat.


SHRIMP MARINARA SAUCE
(4 cups)

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
1 tbsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. oregano leaves
1 lb. frozen shrimp, shelled and deveined

In skillet over medium heat, lightly brown garlic in hot oil. Add tomato sauce and next six ingredients, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover, simmer 10 minutes. Add frozen shrimp and cook until shrimp are tender, about 8 minutes; stir occasionally.


PESTO
(1/2 cup)

1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 tbsp. basil
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 small garlic clove

Quarter garlic clove. In blender place all ingredients, at medium speed mix well.


MEAT SAUCE
(4 cups)

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 16 oz. can tomatoes
1 12 oz. can tomato paste
4 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. oregano leaves
1-3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 bay leaf, crumbled

In 5 qt. Dutch oven over medium heat, cook ground beef, onions, garlic in hot oil until meat is well browned. Drain excess fat. Stir in tomatoes, their liquid, and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low, partially cover and simmer 35 minutes or until very thick, stirring occasionally.