Nothing brings the family together like a hearty meal, so don’t wait for the holidays or a birthday to have a celebratory pasta dinner with your favourite sauce. With a bit of help from Olivieri®, you’ll be serving homestyle meals that will please everyone around the table – from Bambini to nonni! After all, preparing a meal that would make your mother proud doesn’t have to be a chore.
There’s no need to sacrifice quality thanks to Olivieri® Fresh Pasta, Gnocchi and Sauces, but it’s up to you to take your meal to new heights! A perfect pasta and sauce pairing will make your plate unforgettable, and with Olivieri®, it’s easier than ever! We’ll explain the basics of your favourite sauces and then show you how to mix and match for mouthwatering meals.
Red Pasta Sauces
A rich red sauce – with tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil and salt – is the foundation to countless international favourites.
Marinara vs Pomodoro
While marinara and Pomodoro share an ingredients list, the texture and flavour profile differ slightly.
The most common red sauce, marinara, is chunky and particularly vibrant in colour and is used for pasta and popular appetizers like mozzarella sticks and breadsticks! Thick marinara-like sauces such as Olivieri® Chunky Tomato & Herb Sauce are best paired with a smaller pasta that will catch all those delicious bits such as tortellini.
On the other hand, Pomodoro is not as chunky but relatively thick and smooth with more complex flavours and is best paired with long-cut pasta such as angel hair or linguine. Just remember, no matter how long you choose to simmer, there’s no wrong way to make a red sauce!
White Pasta Sauces
The creamy goodness of white sauces such as our Olivieri® Classic Alfredo Sauce is perfect for all kinds of meals. It clings best to longer and broader noodles like linguine. Try it out in this velvety Linguine Italiano recipe that will be a sensation for your next family dinner!
We take this creamy classic to a new level by adding basil: our Herb Alfredo Sauce has additional sweet and savoury notes. There is sophistication in simplicity, and when you have quality ingredients, you don’t need many! Switch things up by stirring it into your go-to Alfredo dishes or try something new like this three-ingredient recipe Alfredo Gnocchi with Crumbled Blue Cheese. Enjoy gnocchi? Check out more great ideas here: gnocchi.
Pink sauce offers the best of both worlds – a blend of marinara and cream. From linguine and angel hair to smaller tortellini or ravioli, you have plenty of options when it comes to pasta pairings.
Our Creamy Rosé Sauce – packed with tomato sauce, cream and Parmesan cheese – can be paired with your favourite pasta for a simple yet satisfying meal. So when things are hectic, let Olivieri® do the work!
Stir in this velvety sauce with our 3 Formaggi Tortellini for a cheesy crowd pleaser. Or sneak some vegetables into your mealtime routine with Cauliflower and French Emmental Cheese Skillet Gnocchi.
Oil-Based Pasta Sauces
Oil-based sauces highlight the other ingredients of a recipe. The simplest sauces, Aglio e Olio, contain only garlic and olive oil, but you’re guaranteed a delicious dish when using our Gnocchi or Fresh Pasta. After all, even the pickiest of eaters will love this Parmesan and Garlic Skillet Gnocchi.
Combine a light sauce with delicate pasta – like Olivieri® Angel Hair. Or, effortlessly add flavour complexity by choosing a stuffed ravioli, gnocchi, tortelloni or tortellini.
Cooking Tip: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a spicy kick. Or, give your dish both peppery and earthy notes by sprinkling in some fresh parsley.
Pesto is packed with fresh basil, pine nuts and creamy Parmesan. Our aromatic Basil & Cheese Pesto isn’t just for pasta – it can also be tossed with a salad, drizzled on a pizza, or even used as a marinade!
Are you planning a party platter for your next family get-together? You can’t go wrong with a classic Caprese – the zesty pesto spread completes these Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Crostinis.
With Olivieri®, tasty dishes are at your fingertips! You can rest assured that you can whip up quick, easy and unforgettable meals that everyone in the family will enjoy.