A bowl of Pomodoro sauce with fresh tomatoes
Pomodoro Is The Ideal Tomato Sauce For Lazy Home Cooks
Many Italian pasta dishes begin with a tomato-based sauce, and pomodoro stands out as a simple classic. It is made with canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and sometimes basil.
The minimal ingredients in pomodoro sauce make pasta al pomodoro (pasta with tomato sauce) an ideal choice for home cooks looking to prepare a quick and easy weeknight meal.
It’s not just the short ingredient list that’s appealing. Unlike other tomato sauces, pomodoro can be prepared quickly, eliminating the need to let the sauce simmer for hours.
You can turn basic pomodoro sauce into other sauces by adding ingredients such as garlic for aglione, red pepper flakes for arrabbiata, or anchovies and capers for puttanesca.
Should you have leftovers, pomodoro sauce will keep fresh for up to five days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, which also aids in practical meal planning.
Beyond pasta al pomodoro, this sauce serves as a versatile base for both pasta and pizza recipes, as well as more complex dishes like pasta alla vodka or bucatini all'Amatriciana.