Sauce of the Day: Rosemary Pasta Sauce

by Shawnda on February 13, 2007

in Pasta, Rice, and Grains

Fresh rosemaryRosemary is a wonderful herb – fragrant and tasty. I use it wherever I can in bread and pizza doughs, roasted with potatoes, and infused into olive oil to give that extra layer of flavor to a dish.

4 Tbsp butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped*
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Parmigiano-reggiano, for garnish

Melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat and add garlic. Cook until garlic just starts to brown and remove the clove. Whisk flour and tomato paste into butter and cook for a couple of minutes (this will prevent the sauce from tasting like flour). Whisk in the stock, rosemary, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce, one ingredient at a time. Simmer 5 minutes and add salt/pepper to taste. Toss 1 lb cooked pasta with sauce and garnish with cheese.

* Reduce rosemary to 1/2 – 1 tsp if using dried rosemary.


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1 Patricia Scarpin February 15, 2007 at 6:08 am


I love rosemary and I have a small vase at my apartment’s balcony that has been growing a lot!

What a wonderful recipe!


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