Even if you aren’t a foodie, or interested in the culinary arts at all, there’s no denying the satisfaction and enjoyment that can come from a well-made pasta dish. Pasta is one of the most popular foods in the world for a number of reasons – it is easy to enjoy, and incredibly versatile. With pasta, you are allowed freedom of choice when it comes to the sauces and toppings that you can enjoy pasta with. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at the most popular types of pasta sauces that you should try out. If that sounds interesting, keep on reading below for more information!
This tomato-based sauce might have the appearance of standard marinara sauce, but its taste is much different than the latter. Arrabiatta brings more spice to the table than your average marinara sauce and has risen to become a hit among diners and food enthusiasts across the globe. Arrabiatta sauce pairs excellently with many of the same pasta shapes that marinara does, as its texture and consistency are nearly identical. However, as mentioned, arrabiatta is a great choice if you’re looking for a pasta sauce that has a little more of a kick to it.
Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
Gorgonzola cream sauce continues the trend started by arrabiatta sauce with its own bold and pronounced taste. At the forefront of this sauce is the tangy taste of gorgonzola cheese, which is then combined with cream and, in some cases, white wine. This sauce is far less thick than the likes of arrabiatta, but is still, a great option if you’re looking for something that has a strong taste to it.
Perhaps one of the most popular tomato-based sauces out there is bolognese sauce which is synonymous with the bolognese pasta dish. Bolognese features a hearty combination of what is usually ground beef, carrots, onions, celery, tomatoes, wine, and various herbs. Downright savory, and a staple of Italian cuisine, a bolognese pasta dish is always a great option when you’re in the mood for an outstanding pasta meal. Consider giving this a shot for your next Italian-inspired meal!
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