The most delicious creamy tomato sauce for your pasta is this rose-colored pasta sauce called Palomino Sauce!
Combine your favorite marinara sauce with heavy cream and a few strategic flavor ingredients - this silky pink sauce will be your new favorite for pasta night.
Why This Easy Palomino Sauce Recipe is So Good
- It's So Simple to Make It! Start with a jar of marinara sauce. Choose your favorite, any will do. Sautee some onion and garlic, mix in the sauce, then add cream and parmesan cheese. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.
- Amazing Flavor - The cream cuts the acidity of the tomato sauce, making this sauce rich, mild, and perfectly tasty! Kids and adults will love this easy upgrade to your normal vegetarian spaghetti sauce.
Tips and Tricks for Making Homemade Palomino Sauce
- Enjoy Palomino sauce with your favorite pasta, gluten-free pasta, or pasta substitutes like spaghetti squash or cauliflower rice.
- It's also delicious as a dipping sauce for Air Fryer Breaded Ravioli, Mozzarella Sticks, or Fried Zucchini.
- You can store this sauce in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Instead of marinara sauce, try this method with other types of spaghetti sauce like puttanesca sauce or bolognese.
Palomino Sauce Variations
Some people like their Palomino sauce to have a little bit of a kick to it! 1 seeded and chopped banana pepper, cooked with the onion will add a delicious extra layer of flavor if you'd like to try it.
Fresh Herbs such as parsley or basil can be added to the sauce, or chopped and added to the pasta as a fresh, green garnish.
To make vegan palomino sauce, replace the cream with canned coconut milk, and use nutritional yeast or your favorite vegan parmesan substitute.
More Easy Pasta Recipes
- Sweet Potato Pasta
- Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
- Vegan Pasta Carbonara
- Vegetarian Mock Tuna Casserole
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- Heat oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion on a medium setting until softened – about 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and fry for another minute.
- Add the marinara sauce, sugar, cream and vegetable stock and stir well. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes. Then remove from the heat and stir through the parmesan cheese.
- Serve over your favorite pasta or gnocchi with a little extra parmesan and some fresh parsley on top (optional).
- The sauce should keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
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