What do you put on pasta besides tomato sauce?

@kbkbooks (7031)
Canada
March 27, 2007 5:56pm CST
We just had porkchops in barbecue sauce on spaghetti. I love this. I also love a good alfredo sauce. Sometimes I make an oriental type sauce with a soy sauce base. A couple times I have made pesto with oregano from my garden. You get tired if you eat it the same way all the time right?
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• United States
27 Mar 07
Here is a white pasta sauce that we really enjoy: Linguine With White Clam Sauce 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup olive oil 2 10-ounce cans baby clams, juice reserved 8-ounce bottle clam juice 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch White pepper and salt to taste 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1 pound linguine, cooked al dente Chop onions and garlic; set aside. Drain clams, placing juice from the can in a measuring cup large enough to hold 2 cups liquid. Add bottled clam juice to can liquid; set aside. In a large frying pan, saute onions and garlic until tender (do not brown). Add 1 cup of the liquid, pepper and parsley. Cover, with lid slightly tilted; simmer slowly about 15 minutes. Add cornstarch to the remaining 1 cup juice (we whisked these ingredients together to prevent lumps) and gradually add to the onion-garlic mixture. Cook until thickened (about 10 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally). Add Parmesan cheese, stir, then add clams and stir until the clams are warm, about 5 minutes. Note: If the clams are cooked longer than 5 minutes they may become tough.
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
This is a great recipe, thanks.
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thanks for best response. I appreciate it.
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
Thanks, heather.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I buy different varieties of sauce. Our favorite right now is a vodka sauce, I also love creamier sauces. In college, I often just melted butter over pasta noodles. I think it's kind of gross now. But I will do olive oil mixed with spices, instead of tomato sauce when I want a change. I also often cook vegetables in the sauce, like zucchini or brocolli to add something new to the dish.
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
Find me a recipe!!
• United States
29 Mar 07
Oooh.. Rachael Ray creates an excellent vodka sauce. I think it's vodka? LOL She first aired it on Oprah, years ago and it has become a huge hit all over.
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
MMMMM, vodka sauce, care to post the recipe?
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@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
27 Mar 07
As the noodles are boiling, I'll take a frying pan and warm up some extra virgin olive oil and brown some garlic and perhaps some onions...and some red pepper flakes. I make enough to coat the noodles. Then I'll use some parmasane cheese and freshly ground pepper. Now that's delicious.
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
Sounds excellent. Thanks for the idea.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
27 Mar 07
ohhh, pasta! some of the ways we serve it besides with a tomato sauce: White Clam Sauce Alfredo (sea food variety) mayonaise and veggies oil garlic herbs Parmesan lo-mein with veggies (crisp tender) ginger and soy Pesto I have a pesto now that is cilantro based rather than the Basil, very good! Cheese sauce
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
Mayonnaise and veggies....like a macaroni salad. yummy.
@kurtbiewald (2629)
• United States
27 Mar 07
make a nice green pesto sauce mmmmmmmmmm pine nuts romano cheese extra virgin olive oil fresh basil ga rlic mmmmmmmmmm
@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
I have to agree with you on that one...mmmmmmmmmmmm.
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Most of the time we use pasta-- meatballs and pasta- Sometimes we use Cheese. I've even tried using clam chowder-- over spaghetti noodles-- It's pretty good for a change up. Stewed tomatoes and onions and peppers are also good- Of course their is alfredo sauce too- I'm not big on this one- it's a bit rich for me. I would have to say my favorite is spaghetti, pasta sauce (Ragu- super chunky mushroom) and big meatballs with paremsan cheese-- YUM!
@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
Clam chowder sounds good and easy. Cheap way to get clam sauce!
@JackBravo (970)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Actually one of my favorite things to do with pasta (because I end up getting easily bored with tomato sauce and I do not want the extra calories from Alfredo sauce) is add olive oil and salt and pepper. It is very simple. It tastes good. And it is very light on the stomach. It is also a very different flavor and feel from the normal tomato sauce. Pest sauce is also excellent but you actually have to go out to get it, or you can make it at home from herbs and olive oil if you know how. I prefer the oil, salf, and pepper combination for their ease of use and light taste. Try it and see what you think.
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
I have been in restaurants where they put olive oil on the table. Its so yummy.
@jross143 (52)
• Italy
30 Mar 07
i love the spaghetti with sea foods in white sauce or with mushroom
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
30 Mar 07
Seafood or mushrooms are excellent.
• Italy
31 Mar 07
yes i like it im sea food lover you know ilove more to eat fish than meat
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@mskzalameda (4036)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
i love putting so many cheese on my pasta! cheese is fun! i love eating it. it gives a happy effect on me he he. XP
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
30 Mar 07
I love cheeses too. I had the most awesome cheddar this morning at the restaurant where my husband took me for breakfast.
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
I also love pasta! Try using the black ink of the squid. Just saute it with garlic and onion. Then make a crunchy squid rings to top it all.
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
30 Mar 07
I like squid. I never knew the ink was edible.
@draconess (651)
• Canada
30 Mar 07
I LOVE pesto sauce on pasta. I'm planning on getting some planters for my patio just to grow fresh basil for pesto! Homemade alfredo sauce is also good, except that my hubby's got a dairy allergy. For something different and very fast and easy, I sometimes put various salad dressings on pasta (try ranch, french, or italian, they're all good and very different!).
@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
30 Mar 07
I have done the same, with salad dressings. Good idea.
• United States
29 Mar 07
I love Alfredo sauce on my pasta's. I also often will simply put butter and garlic on top of pasta. Also, some Italian dressing creates a great side dish on top of any pasta. You're right... who wants boring tomato sauce all the time!?
@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
I like pasta salads in the summer. Usually I use regular and spinach bowties combined, chopped red and green pepper, minced garlic and sliced black olives with a nice Italian oil and vinegar based dressing, generously dressed with parmesan cheese.
• Singapore
29 Mar 07
Have you tried cheese? If you are a cheese lover, then pasta and cheese go very well. Otherwise, I would just take it as it is.
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
The nice thing about cheese is there are so many kinds.
@jewel76 (2306)
• Canada
28 Mar 07
Most of the time it'll either be homemade plain tomatoe sauce, or homemade meat sauce. Once in a while, we have that alfredo or rosee sauce also.
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@kbkbooks (7031)
• Canada
28 Mar 07
I've never had rosee but I love alfredo on any kind of pasta.