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The Classico Pasta Sauce Cookbook

Tempting Home Cooked Meals Using Authentic Italian Pasta Sauces

by (author) Antigone Dallas

Robert Rose
Initial publish date
Oct 2002
Quick & Easy, Italian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2002
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Classico is the leading premium pasta sauce in today's marketplace. Each authentically Italian sauce is created using only the finest ingredients resulting in a delicious made-from-scratch taste. By using this sauce as a starter, you can create exciting and delicious homemade meals in only minutes.

Featuring more than 100 recipes, The Classico Pasta Sauce Cookbook contains a variety of recipes which showcase Classico's red, Alfredo and pesto sauces. These recipes are not only for pasta but for an impressive array of dishes and meals. From chicken and pork to seafood and countless vegetarian entrées, this cookbook gives you everything from appetizers to complete meals. But we have not forgotten the pasta lover and have included more than 20 pasta recipes. The combination of Classico sauces and these great recipes will ensure outstanding results every time.

Some of the delicious recipes featured are: Hearty Vegetable Soup, Tuscan Chicken with Garlic and Capers, Baked Stuffed Zucchini, Pesto-Topped Salmon Kebobs, Easy Pot Roast, Cheese-Filled Tortellini with Fresh Basil, Golden Cherry Tomato and Pesto Tart, Vegetarian Chili, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms.

Classico takes great pride in the premium ingredients that go into its carefully prepared pasta sauces. The results are unique, authentically Italian sauces that allow you to experience the made-from-scratch taste you've come to expect from Classico.


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Excerpt: The Classico Pasta Sauce Cookbook: Tempting Home Cooked Meals Using Authentic Italian Pasta Sauces (by (author) Antigone Dallas)

Potato Salad

Serves 8

Here's a dynamite recipe for potato salad that uses sun-dried tomato pesto to create great flavor. This makes a perfect addition to a Sunday afternoon barbecue.

1 1/2 lbs (750 g) mini new red or white potatoes, cut in half 4 oz (125 g) green beans, cut in half 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 6 tbsp (90 mL) mayonnaise 1 to 2tbsp (15 to 25 mL) Classsico di Sardegna Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto 1 tbsp (15 mL) red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper


This salad stores well in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Substitute the Classico di Sardegna Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto with Classico di Genova Basil Pesto.


Chicken Enchiladas

Serves 6

This tasty dish is certain to be requested often. Chicken, cheese and spinach are nestled in a flour tortilla and baked in a spicy tomato sauce. Serve this with a simple salad of Boston lettuce, green onions and chopped avocado in an oil and vinegar dressing for a great meal.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
13-by-9-inch (3 L) baking pan

2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 green onions, thinly sliced 4 oz (125 g) baby spinach 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried oregano leaves Pinch cayenne pepper 2 cups (500 mL) shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar Cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 jar (26 oz/700 mL) Classico di Roma Arrabbiata Spicy Red Pepper Pasta Sauce 6 large 10-inch (25 cm) soft flour tortillas


Replace chicken with 1 lb (500 g) lean beef steak.


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