For most restaurants, having a high-quality tomato sauce on hand is a must. Aside from being incredibly popular, Italian-style tomato sauces are also versatile and can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Tomato sauces are easy to store in large amounts for long periods of time, and act as flavour enhancers while also contributing to a dish’s overall presentation by adding a vibrant red hue.

The question for restaurants is not whether to keep tomato sauce in the kitchen or not, but rather which tomato sauce offering is best for their operation. At Oliveri® Foodservice, we believe the answer can be found in our very own Gourmet Tomato Sauce, an ingredient concoction with a rich and distinct taste that makes it stand out from the crowd.

Why our Gourmet Tomato Sauce is Unique

Our Gourmet Tomato Sauce is a highly satisfying blend of fresh tomatoes, herbs, canola oil, salt, garlic, sugar, and spices. At its core, it belongs to the same category as the typical marinara sauce types we usually pair with pasta. So, what makes our variety different?

In particular, the juicy tomatoes used in this sauce give it a flavour boost and extra richness in the overall texture. Each marinara sauce will have its own taste, but we believe that our Gourmet Tomato Sauce is crafted in a way that makes it a cut above the rest.

Ravioli with Tomato Sauce 

Spinach Ravioli with Sausage & Mushrooms

Ravioli recipes are never complete without a rich-tasting tomato sauce to mix into the pasta. Use our Gourmet Tomato Sauce to prepare Spinach Ravioli with Sausage & Mushrooms, a dish that’s hearty, flavourful, and easy to make.

Similarly, you can use our sauce in this Beef Ravioli recipe with a pinch of parsley and chives. When the richness of the sauce combines with the tastes and textures of beef and pasta with a herbaceous garnish, the result is a dish that’s bound to make a long-lasting impression.

One ravioli recipe, in particular, that has an elegant appearance of vibrant colours from traditional Italian ingredients is this Roasted Portobello Mushrooms Ravioli with Spinach and Goat Cheese

Vegetarian Lasagna

If you were cooking a meaty lasagna, it would make sense to opt for our Roman Meat Sauce to enhance flavour between the layers. However, if you’re looking for a vegetarian option, you would also need a meat-free sauce which is where our gourmet tomato fits the bill. Spread it inside the layers of this Roasted Zucchini Lasagna for an incredibly tasty effect.

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Roasted Zucchini Lasagna

Gourmet Tomato Sauce as a Pizza Base

Whether you have bought the dough pre-made or prepared it from scratch, once the bread is ready for the ingredients, the first thing to add is tomato sauce. Spread our Gourmet Tomato Sauce over the top before applying the rest of the ingredients.

Gnocchi Recipes 

Due to their pillowy texture, these delicious Italian dumplings, also known as gnocchi, pair beautifully with many sauces. That’s because of how well they soak up flavours. Use Gourmet Tomato Sauce as a simple dipping sauce in a ramekin alongside a plate of gnocchi in appetizers such as this Skillet Cheese Gnocchi with Tomato Basil Sauce

Similarly, you can include it with these Gnocchi Pizza Bites, a recipe that the little ones are bound to love. This dish works well as a snack or starter for children, allowing them to enjoy the familiar flavours of pizza in a new and simple way. 

For a meatier and heartier option, apply our sauce to this Skillet Gnocchi Meatball Lasagna Extravaganza. It’s another child-friendly dish but one that works as a main. Join us in our kitchen as we show you How to Make the Perfect Lasagna

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Skillet Cheese Gnocchi with Gourmet Tomato Sauce

Alternative Tomato Sauce Uses

Can Gourmet Tomato Sauce be used in spaghetti recipes? Absolutely. In particular, it makes a wondering pairing with the pasta in this Angel Hair and Meatballs with Tomato Basil Sauce dish. Angel Hair pasta is similar to spaghetti but not the same. The latter tends to be thicker while angel hair is on the thinner and lighter side.

For those who enjoy Mexican-inspired cuisine, make a Black Bean Salsa with our tomato sauce and the other ingredients included in the recipe and use it as a dipping sauce for some nachos. 

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