Every family has at least one recipe that has been passed down and perfected through generations. It’s the whole family’s favorite meal…just the smell of it brings back memories, and the first bite always feels like home. For Stella, that dish is Nonna’s pasta sauce. Stella, her mom (Alexis), dad (Rob) and brother (Marcel) traveled to Italy to learn more about their heritage and meet their extended family. While they were there, Nonna made her famous sauce with Stella, and shared the secret recipe with us.
One of the best parts about having dinner over at Nonna + Papa’s house, (my husband Rob’s parents) is that Nonna always makes extra and packs up huge quantities of Tupperware with her amazing pasta sauce so you can re-live the enormous Italian meal you have just eaten for days after. She even throws in a box of your favorite pasta to make it even easier!
The recipe for this warm and hearty sauce has been shared for generations—Nonna’s mother brought it over from Italy and then passed it along. And now you can make Nonna’s pasta sauce at home with your little one.
Download our illustrated recipe here!