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The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Using in Spaghetti Sauce

Cracking open a jar of marinara sauce and throwing a pack of spaghetti into a pot of boiling water is one of the easiest ways to make a meal during a busy work week, but sometimes the jarred sauce coating your pasta is lacking in flavor. Even a batch of homemade sauce you've spent hours on can be disappointing in the flavor department - missing a certain something you just can't put your finger on. So, naturally, you turn to a secret ingredient to save the day.

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    The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Using In Your Spaghetti Sauce - Mashed

    The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Using In Your Spaghetti Sauce - Mashed

    Cracking open a jar of marinara sauce and throwing a pack of spaghetti into a pot of boiling water is one of the easiest ways to make a meal during a …

    How To Eat Spaghetti Like A True Italian

    How To Eat Spaghetti Like A True Italian

    When you think of your favorite Italian food, what comes to mind? For many, it's probably a giant plate of spaghetti noodles, topped with a hearty meat sauce and a generous serving of juicy meatballs — maybe even with a hefty sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese on top. Unfortunately, that dish you're envisioning isn't the least bit Italian. It may be a signature dish of many Italian-style restaurants in the United States — but that doesn't make it (or those restaurants, for that matter) very authentic. In fact, that dish doesn't bear much resemblance at all to the Italian dishes that started our love for spaghetti, or the way true Italians eat the dish today.

    The Secret Ingredient Your Homemade Pizza Sauce Needs - Mashed

    The Secret Ingredient Your Homemade Pizza Sauce Needs - Mashed

    When it comes to homemade pizza, the "secret ingredient" many busy cooks turn to is a sauce that comes from a jar or a can. If you'll be going to all the trouble of making pizza at home instead of heating up a frozen pie or dialing Domino's for delivery, though, we think you can do better than that. Homemade pizza sauce is no trouble at all to make from scratch, and you can find numerous recipes for sauces both cooked and uncooked that will make your pizza taste way better than it would if you just resorted to store-bought sauce.

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