Tomato sauce is a staple in most kitchens around the country. And it's no surprise, as tomato sauce is a quick and easy way to add flavor and moisture to a large variety of dishes. However, a regular old jar of tomato sauce can be kind of boring, so we’ve come up with five different ways to improve the store-bought product.
The best way to make your tomato sauce pop is to work with what’s already there but add various elements to spice it up. A little meat, like ground chicken or crumbled sausage, or some sautéed vegetables go a long way. You can also give it more depth by adding herbs and spices or other flavorings like hot sauce. And a splash of vodka, some heavy cream, and a dollop of Parmesan cheese will transform a classic tomato sauce into a silky vodka sauce.
So, the next time you reach for the jar of tomato sauce in the pantry, think about these ways you can doctor it up to make it something more exciting and flavorful.