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Bill’s Primavera Plus Sauce Recipe

Bill's Primavera Plus Sauce by Dish Ditty

After many hours of watching Mario Batali’s show, my dad decided to take the plunge and create his own pasta sauce recipe. The result is this fantastic Bill’s Primavera Plus Sauce Recipe which has become a family favorite.

Adjusted Recipe (no onions)

Main Dishes: Pasta
Primavera Plus Sauce

Primavera Plus Sauce

Step 1

In a large stock pot, sauté with olive oil the garlic, sun dried tomatoes, shallots, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, green peppers, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper for about 10 minutes, or until the vegetables become slightly soft and fragrant.

Step 2

Add the wine and cook for 3 minutes to somewhat reduce the wine.

Step 3

Add the remaining ingredients, using the water to rinse the cans and get that extra juice. Simmer covered for at least 1 hour.

Step 4

Taste the sauce and add additional salt and pepper if needed. Puree the sauce using an immersion blender.

Step 5

Serve the sauce over pasta with parmesan cheese and fresh cherry tomatoes cut in half.

Original Recipe

Main Dishes: Pasta

Original Primavera Sauce

Step 1

In large pan, sauté with olive oil the onions, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and green peppers for 3-5 minutes. Add the wine and cook for 5 minutes to somewhat reduce the wine. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour covered.

Serve over angel hair pasta with freshly grated Parmesan cheese on the side.

Bill, my Dad
Bill, my Dad

This recipe can be used as the base sauce for Cherri’s Quick Spaghetti Sauce (just omit the spices and substitute for the tomato sauce and tomato paste). I think my Dad created this recipe after hours of watching Mario Batali on the Food Network.

The original recipe, listed second, called for onions and shallots. We adjusted the recipe recently to be shallots only to accommodate a family member who has an onion allergy.

I really enjoy spending time in the kitchen with my Dad creating or recording recipes.  We started this process about 20 years ago where we were in the kitchen with my Mom, writing down her recipes as she cooked them. I’m just thankful to be have the time with my Dad now to do the same with his recipes.

Thank you Dad for being an great role model, amazing dad and incredible Chef!

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