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5 Ways with Rustico Sauce Mix

epicure rustico chicken cacciatore

Rustico Sauce Mix is back by popular demand and holds a proud place in Epicure’s Italian line-up this season. Now this is a sauce with heart. It has a robust, strong herbal flavour that marries well with tomatoes. And like most of our sauces, dips or dishes, we recommend making a big batch because there are countless ways to use the sauce and reinvent leftovers for another great meal.

Ready, set, prep!
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Now make:

Rustico Chicken Cacciatore
epicure rustico chicken cacciatore
Simmer chicken thighs in prepared Rustico Sauce with a splash of white wine, anise-scented fennel, sweet peppers and marinated artichokes.

Get the full recipe: Rustico Chicken Cacciatore

Rustico e’ Olio
epicure rustico e olio
All the benefits of a flavourful tomato sauce without the simmering…and OK, no tomatoes. Weird, but true! Simply blend spoonfulls of Rustico Sauce Mix with olive oil for a speedy, no-cook pasta sauce. Keep it simple – toss with noodles and stir in any leftover vegetables or cooked meat. See, that was easy!

Get the full recipe: Rustico e’ Olio

Rustico Minestrone
epicure rustico minestrone
Use prepared Rustico Sauce as a starter base for soup. For streamlined minestrone, simmer prepared Rustico Sauce with a can of cannellini beans and an interesting mix of fresh or frozen vegetables. Minestrone is a kitchen-sink type of soup – so check your fridge for hidden “goodies” to use up.

Get the full recipe: Rustico Minestrone

Eggcellent Pizza
epicure eggcellent pizza
When you only have a scant amount of Rustico Sauce left, make pizza. Spread Sauce over a store-bought pizza shell, then top with sliced tomatoes and bell pepper rings. Sprinkle with cheese and bake. Partway through cooking crack a few eggs overtop and sprinkle with Pizza Seasoning.

Get the full recipe: Eggcellent Pizza

Saucy Meatball Subs
epicure saucy meatball subs
Street food ‘sammies’ are still topping food trends this year. A meatball sub made squishily delicious with zesty Rustico sauce makes a great weekend lunch in 3 steps: Toast bun (if you wish), fill with meatballs (homemade or store bought), then generously top with prepared Rustico Sauce. Serve more Sauce on the side for dunking.

Get the full recipe: Saucy Meatball Subs

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