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I need recipes for red sauce, white sauce & peas?

I always buys these sauces with the brand Classico. So money is getting steep. These little cans almost cost $5 each. Thanks for the help.

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Asked by TummyPrincess at 1:32 PM on Oct. 17, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • check out Knorr soup and sauce mix for the white, alfredo, I assume, much less fat and add your own frozen peas. Fresh red sauce is so easy to make, Food Network website has amazing one, I prefer lots of basil, it is so much cheaper and for 5 dollars you can make tons to freeze as well

    Answer by kimigogo at 1:35 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Can't you buy them on sale for around $2.50? You probably couldn't make it for much cheaper.

    Answer by Gailll at 1:38 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • 5$ per jar? wow. I buy store brand(publix) and its awesome---cost maybe 2 bux for a big jar.

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 1:41 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • White sauce - melt 1 stick butter or margarine in pan. Add 8 tablespoons flour, whisk til it's a thick paste. Add black pepper, salt, and milk (a cup or so of milk). Keep whisking over medium heat til it's hot & thick - if it's too thick add more milk & keep cooking. Doubles as country gravy, "broth" for potato soup, etc. Good stuff! OR - buy "Wondra" flour, in a blue canister - it makes the best white sauce!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:49 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Red sauce:

    3 cans tomato puree
    2 cloves garlic
    1 onion
    1 bay leaf
    1 T basil
    1 T parsley
    Olive oil
    Baking soda

    Combine all ingredients but the baking soda in a large pot. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once boiling, turn the heat down and simmer. Add 1/4 t of baking soda to reduce acid. Simmer about an hour. Longer is OK too.

    You can add meat to this recipe if desired...ground beef, meatballs or Italian sausage would be browned in olive oil in the pot before adding the rest of the ingredients, and then the whole mix would be simmered three hours.

    This recipe will make enough for several meals; y0ou can freeze whatever you don't use right away.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:56 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

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