Pink Pasta Sauce Recipe

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Whether you like or dislike red or white pasta sauces you may very well love the two combined. Full disclosure, I’ve never been a fan of either, but was convinced by a friend to try the ‘pink’ sauce at a very popular local pasta shop. Taking that leap of faith was a real great idea, because I LOVED it!

Unfortunately, this wonderful shop is out in Groton, CT and I am back home in Chicago, so I tried my hand at bringing my own pink sauce to life. And yes, it definitely looks more orange as you’ll notice, but Paul’s Pasta calls it pink, so far be it from me to re-write that delicious history.

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Red Sauce Ingredients

  • 28 oz peeled whole tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • oregano to taste (I erred on the heavier side for a bolder taste)
  • 1 wedge Asiago cheese, Laughing Cow
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • Sprinkle in crushed red pepper to taste
  • Sprinkle in Parmesan cheese to taste

To prepare: first allow the olive oil, garlic, and onion saute in sauce pan. While sauteing combine all other ingredients together in a mixing bowl, starting with mashing the tomatoes by hand and adding the rest thereafter. Once the 3 sauteing ingredients have browned slightly add the remaining mixture and heat on medium/low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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White Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp (2 spoonfuls) of butter or margarine
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 wedge Asiago cheese, Laughing Cow
  • Sprinkle in oregano to taste

To prepare: combine all ingredients in sauce pan, heating on low for at least 10 minutes, stir occasionally.

Warning: your stove will be taken over with the sights and scents of a delicious Italian bistro…you and your housemates will in fact love it (there’s also garlic bread baking in the oven..yum!).

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The Mixture

Once both sauces were done I simply mixed them in a large bowl and served over bow tie noodles with some delicious white crab meat (35 calories for the whole can! – highly recommended for someone who wants to add a protein to the pasta but not the calories).

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Let me know if you give the pink sauce a go! Tag #foodwinediy on social media to show off your kitchen savvy.

Enjoy!

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