While canned will do in a pinch, nothing beats a tangy, bubbling batch of homemade tomato sauce. From speedy marinara to hot and spicy arrabiata, these fresh and flavourful sauces are just like Nonna used to make.
Mark McEwan’s Classic Marinara with San Marzano Tomatoes
The building block and star of the Italian kitchen, this classic marinara sauce using San Marzano tomatoes is an endlessly versatile recipe you’ll want to keep on hand, all year long. It’s the ultimate pairing with Italian meatballs and spaghetti. What’s more, the sauce is freezer-friendly, so make a big batch to use over the month.
Valerie Bertinelli’s Spicy Arrabiata Penne
Fire up your average pasta night with this spicy arrabiata sauce. Classic Italian flavours of garlic, tomatoes, basil and Parmigiano-reggiano come together with red chile flakes as the base of this cheap and tasty dish.