10 New Uses for Pasta Sauce

You already know it’s a great idea to always have a jar (or five!) of pasta sauce on hand to make a quick and satisfying homemade meal in a pinch. Cook some pasta, heat the sauce, stir together, and dinner is served. But there are so many more ways you can use a jar of pasta sauce. Here are some ideas to try tonight: 

10 non-pasta ways to use pasta sauce

Pasta sauce is perfect for, well, pasta! But it’s also a versatile ingredient that can be employed to make recipes of all types. 

Easy appetizers!

  • Bruschetta Topper: Mix 1 cup of pasta sauce with a 1/2 cup of chopped olives, 1/2 cup of chopped roasted peppers, and 1 tablespoon capers. Smear over slices of French bread. 
  • Buffalo Wing Dip: Adding 1 cup of Otamot Spicy Sauce brings the heat to this crowd-pleasing dip. Watch it disappear on game day or any gathering.

Soup’s on!

  • Tomato Soup: Since Otamot contains 10 organic veggies, you can make a nutritious tomato soup by simply mixing 1 jar with 1 cup broth or water. For a fun touch, cut grilled cheese into small squares and float on top as “croutons”. 
  • Hearty Minestrone: Use a jar of Otamot to create layers of deep flavor in this veggie-loaded minestrone recipe

Some oven lovin! 

  • Chicago-Style Pizza: Craving a slice of deep dish? With this easy recipe you don’t have to wait hours in line for an authentic-tasting Chicago-style pizza that gets topped with a jar of thick and flavorful Otamot sauce. 
  • Herbed Tomato Bread: Make a loaf of this delicious soft bread for a friend, which uses Otamot Essential Sauce as the base to add moistness and tons of flavor.  

Tex-Mex flavors!

  • Enchiladas: An Italian-Mexican infusion, these vegetarian enchiladas include the tastiest take on enchilada sauce that starts with a jar of Otamot and comes together fast. 
  • Chicken-Tacos: Get the fam to gobble up a ton of nutrition with these veggie-filled, kid-approved chicken tacos that incorporate a cup of Otamot.

Think outside of the jar!

  • Bloody Marys: If you know someone who is a Bloody Mary connoisseur, impress them by making a batch of Otamot’s Spicy Bloody Mary that starts with a jar of Otamot Spicy Sauce and can be made up to 2 weeks ahead. 
  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes: 1 cup of Otamot Carrot Bolognese Sauce adds incredible flavor and unmatched moistness to Carrot Cake Cupcakes - this is a must-try!

Looking for more unique ideas? Check out our Recipes page for dozens of recipes using Otamot. 

What are some clever ways you have used Otamot to make a delicious and nutritious meal? We’d love to see your recipe suggestions - email them to us at hello@otamotfoods.com

 

 

Jessie Shafer is a registered dietitian-nutritionist, team member at The Real Food RDs, former magazine editor, and busy mom of two who loves to show the versatility of nutritious ingredients.






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