How to Pair Your Pasta Sauces

how to pair your pasta sauces

A quick guide for what proteins pair with each Cucina & Amore Pasta Sauce 

Sometimes combining pasta with a delicious pasta sauce from Cucina & Amore is all you need to enjoy your evening meal. Although, you can always bring your Cucina & Amore dish to the next level by combining it with an organic protein to make your meal even more appetizing than it was before. Try adding one of these proteins to your Cucina & Amore Pasta Sauce the next time you want a simple and delectable dinner. Your taste buds will not be disappointed!

Tomato with Basil Pasta Sauce (Basilico)jar of Cucina & Amore Basilico Pasta Sauce

 Traditionally, Bolognese sauce is made by browning ground beef and mixing it with a straightforward tomato sauce. Make your recipe better by using Cucina & Amore Basilico Pasta Sauce. You can then add seasoned ground beef to make a delicious meal. First, brown the beef and strain the unwanted fat, then warm it up with Cucina & Amore tomato with basil sauce. Make sure to choose grass-fed and organic beef to ensure you have the healthiest meal possible. If you are beef-averse, try it with organic ground turkey, chicken, or pork!

Puttanesca Pasta Sauce

Puttanesca sauce was first created in Southern Italy during the mid-20th century. Made with tomatoes and a medley of sliced olives, Cucina & Amore Puttanesca Pasta Sauce creates the perfect sauce for a savory dinner. Make sure that you add a protein to make it more filling by adding line-caught tuna or sustainably-harvested shrimp. Simply drain a can of tuna and chop into chunks before adding to the Puttanesca sauce. Or you can use shrimp by quickly grilling them with Cucina & Amore Fruttato Extra Virgin Olive Oil and lemon juice before adding them to the sauce. Once you add your proteins, toss in spaghettini or penne pasta after draining to absorb all of the flavor. If you love olives, then you’ll love this Puttanesca Pasta dish.


Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce17-003-3

Nothing says spicy Italian pasta sauce like Cucina & Amore Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce. Arrabbiata, meaning “angry” in Italian, is a pasta sauce infused with red pepper flakes. This one is not for the faint of heart! To tone down the spiciness of the sauce, try adding sweet Italian sausage or turkey to the pasta. You can either slice the sausages or remove the casing to have bits of sausage in every bite. Top your fresh-cooked pasta with chopped parsley and freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese and your whole family will be asking for seconds! 

Formaggio Pasta Sauce17-003-4

One way to make your regular tomato sauce better is by adding cheese, but if you don’t have time to grate, pick up Cucina & Amore Formaggio Pasta Sauce. Made with tomatoes, ricotta ,and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses, this pasta sauce will satisfy any cheese lover’s craving. Adding sliced, grilled chicken to your pasta will give your meal a whole new dynamic. You can also use the Formaggio Pasta Sauce in place of regular pasta sauce for your traditional Parmesan chicken recipe.

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