COVID reminded us all that efficiency is key when it comes to the kitchen. Pantry products should help reduce time, labor, space and have multiple applications. Redpack® Fully Prepared sauces made by Red Gold®, Marinara or Pizza Sauce are great examples. “Red Sauce” is America’s favorite with consumers* so why not go beyond pasta noodles or a dip for cheese sticks and use our Marinara or Pizza Sauce for more applications. Check out some fresh ideas for these sauces below!
Impossible Stromboli – Plant-based proteins are the fastest growing category so why not take advantage of the trend with a baked sandwich whose Redpack® Marinara Sauce gives it a bold flavor.
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich - It travels well for delivery or take out, especially with the rich tomato flavor from a marinara or pizza sauce, that is topped with provolone cheese and freshly grated parmesan cheese. You can make it a vegan sandwich by replacing the chicken with eggplant!
Spicy Meatball Marinara – Keep it simple with your favorite meatball recipe simmered in a flavorful and full-bodied Redpack® Marinara or Pizza sauce. Serve this recipe on a sandwich or on top of pasta.
Baked gnocchi (or any type of pasta like penne and rigatoni)
Pomodoro ala Basil – This is a classic dish with simple but flavorful ingredients that includes Redpack® Marinara or Pizza sauce combined with fresh cream and parmesan cheese. Add spinach or broccoli to provide a plant-based add on.
Tomato Bisque - Redpack® Marinara sauce simmered with fresh heavy cream and a handful of grated parmesan is sure to please your guest during cold weather months.
Lasagna soup – Create a soup with bold layers of flavor made with marinara or pizza sauce, ground beef, Italian sausage, your favorite gnocchi, feta, and parmesan with a touch of chicken broth.
Swiss steak – A hearty Swiss steak dish is easy when it’s made with a savory Redpack® Marinara or Pizza sauce, onions and bell peppers that is cooked slowly to savor the delicious flavors of the beef and the tomato sauce. Make sure the beef is tender, juicy, and delicious!
Remember, Redpack® Fully Prepared Marinara sauce and Pizza sauce by Red Gold® are ready to use in a concept that you assemble, heat, and serve to your guest. These sauces do not need additional seasonings. Providing a variety of menu applications is key to pleasing guests and adding profit to your bottom line. To order your free sample of Redpack® products, go to RedGoldFoodservice.com.
*Datassential, Condiments, Sauces, Dressings Study, 2019