Nothing beats a good pasta sauce, especially made from the freshly picked and vine ripened tomatoes from your garden or local farmers market. I love to make my own from scratch. Not only does it make great use of produce from a wonderfully productive garden, but when you make your own you know exactly what all of the ingredients are. That way you can control for any food allergies, make things precisely to your taste, or just know that all of the ingredients are truly natural.
However, making your own pasta sauce does require some time and work, and it is not something I always have time for or have all the fresh ingredients to. There is always the canning option which takes equipment and a whole afternoon to do the job. But there is a quicker and easier way….
Dehydrated Pasta Sauce
Dehydrated pasta sauce saves time, it saves money, and it saves space. One very large pot will easily dehydrate into a single quart sized mason jar!
All you have to do is pour the finished pasta sauce onto a dehydrator drying sheet, dry till it is brittle, then powder in a blender and store in a bag, mason jar or vacuum sealed bag. Voila!!
When you are ready to use the pasta sauce, you only need a few minutes to reconstitute with water and heat to the desired temperature. Even after nearly a year of storing my pasta sauce powder in a mason jar, it still tastes fresh!
There are a few ground rules to follow though for ensuring your dehydrated pasta sauce stores well and does not spoil or become rancid. Ready? Let’s do this. This dehydrated pasta sauce is a wonderful traditional sauce that can easily be tweaked into any type of sauce that I would like! It is a brilliant addition for any food storage. You can use this dehydrated powder as a seasoning to add flavor to soups, rices, salads, potatoes, popcorn, meats and other recipes. Use it for pizza sauce! The possibilities are truly endless.
Dehydrated Pasta Sauce
This dehydrated pasta sauce is a wonderful traditional sauce that can easily be tweaked into any type of sauce that I would like! It is a brilliant addition for any food storage. You can use this dehydrated powder as a seasoning to add flavor to soups, rices, salads, potatoes, popcorn, meats and other recipes. Use it for pizza sauce! The possibilities are truly endless.
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Are there any sauces or recipes that you have dehydrated and used?
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