Italian Basic recipes
Italian Basic recipes. Easy Basic Italian Recipes. Once you get a hang of Italian basics, you can mix and match the sauces and seasonings to make marvellous dishes. This section will help you to master basic recipes like Pizza Sauce, Thin Crust Pizza Base, Boiled Pasta, Fresh Pasta Dough, Pesto Sauce, etc. Perfect these and you will be on your way to creating exclusive and innovative Italian dishes!
Homemade Pizza dough recipe
Everyone loves pizza. While some enjoy a thin crust pizza, some admire the thick crust pizza. Most people prefer buying readymade pizza base but, what if we tell you, you can make amazing pizza crust at home according to your preference very quickly and easily.
Thin Crust Pizza Base
For the most basic pizza base recipe, you would require only maida, dry yeast, olive oil, sugar and salt. Our detailed recipe video of Basic Pizza Base will help you make fresh pizza crust with unbeatable texture. Roll it thick to make a Thick Crust Pizza Base.
If you do not have an oven then don’t worry Basic Pizza Base Without Oven recipe makes use of a tava. Load it with your favourite sauces and toppings, and you are all set to enjoy an awesome pizza right away. Perk up your pizza base with an addition of mixed dried herbs to make a flavorful Herb Pizza Base. Health conscious people can simply substitute maida with atta to make Whole Wheat Pizza Base.
Basic pasta recipe, How to Make Homemade Pasta
Pasta is another authentic Italian dish. There are two types of pasta – fresh and dry. You have to boil both of them till al dente that is cooked to be firm to the bite. Few things you have to keep in mind are boil plenty of water in a large pan with salt and oil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally and gently until the pasta is tender.
How To Cook Pasta
Very small pasta (like macaroni, fusilli, conchiglie, penne) may cook in 5 minutes, while larger shapes (like spaghetti, fettuccine, dried lasagne sheets) may require 10 minutes. Immediately drain the cooked pasta into a sieve or a colander. Transfer to a bowl of cold water to refresh it which stops the cooking process. Also, if you are not using them immediately then drizzle some oil and toss gently.
Learn How To Boil Pasta in A Microwave if you are lazy to follow the procedure. Our website has a collection of various fresh pasta doughs like Whole Wheat Pasta Dough, Tomato Pasta Dough or Herbed Pasta Dough. They can be shaped into your desired form. Generally speaking, fresh pasta will take about 2 to 5 minutes to cook and they do not increase much in volume while cooking.
Classic Italian Sauce Recipes
From a chunky pizza sauce to a smooth, tangy Italian pizza sauce. Make fresh, homemade pizza sauce, freeze it in an air-tight container. To make pizza more exciting, you can even use Pesto, a traditional Italian sauce made using fresh basil.
White Sauce (For Baking)
Pasta can be tossed in various sauces with colorful, crunchy vegetables to make innumerable pasta recipes. One of my all-time favorites is the white sauce. It can be made in a microwave in just 4 minutes. You can even prepare it in advance and store it for a day, in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Since the sauce tends to thicken, add a little milk or cream to adjust the consistency before using.
Here is a list of some other Italian sauce recipes that can be used by you to make tongue-tickling Italian recipes at home.
1. Sundried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto
2. Basic Pomodoro Sauce
3. Low-Calorie White Sauce
4. Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
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