Cannabis Recipes: Pasta Sauce

Cannabis recipe: pasta sauce

Cannabis Recipes: Pasta Sauce

Impress your dinner party guests with an infused cannabis dinner!

Pasta dishes are surprisingly easy to infuse with cannabis. For other healthy recipe ideas, you can read up on them here. Pasta sauces are both easy to make and infuse cannabis into.

Additionally, they can also be used as a guideline for novices who want to experiment with their favorite strains of cannabis in the kitchen. Pasta sauces can be made to enhance the natural flavor and aromas of the herbs you use and the cannabis.

Furthermore, the spices that you choose can alter the whole personality of your dish. Once you’re comfortable with the basics, start playing with flavor combinations and dosing. 

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Cannabis Recipes: Infused Marinara Sauce

A simple marinara is an excellent choice for a cannabis infusion recipe. The powerful flavors of garlic and tomatoes are brought to the forefront in this dish. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of Cannabis Oil
  • 1 cup of chopped yellow onion 
  • 1/2 cup of dry red wine
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 (28-ounces) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped).

Directions:

  1. Heat cannabis oil in a large saucepan. Then add the chopped onions. Sauté onions until translucent and tender (about 5-10 minutes). Additionally, add the minced garlic. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  2. Cook the wine on medium heat. Don’t be afraid to scrape up any garlic and onion bits from the bottom. Cook the mixture until almost all of the liquid is evaporated, which usually takes about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Lastly, add the crushed tomatoes, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir in parsley. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes on low.
  4. Afterwards your sauce should be ready to go for whenever you are ready to add to the pasta.
cannabis infused marinara sauce

Cannabis Recipes: Infused Organic Pesto

Pesto is the master of all trades in the world of pasta sauce. It can be used as a sauce base for pasta sauces, dip sauces, sandwich condiments, and even pizza toppings. All in all, it doesn’t matter how you enjoy it, you will feel satisfied in many ways. 

Furthermore, adding cannabis to a pesto dish can level up the herbal aromatics. Because of the terpenes present in cannabis, it pairs well with the terpenes found in the herbs used in pesto.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of loosely packed fresh organic basil 
  • 3/4 of a teaspoon of organic minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup of freshly grated organic parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 of a cup of toasted organic walnuts or pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of cannabis oil
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • However much salt and pepper to your liking

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the basil, parmesan, garlic, and nuts. Mix well.
  2. While keeping the blender on, slowly drizzle in both the cannabis and olive oils.
  3. Finally, finish with adding the salt and pepper to taste and then enjoy!
canna-pesto sauce

Cannabis Recipes: ‘Canna-Alfredo’ Sauce

This creamy, rich, and flavorful alfredo sauce will delight you. Savor every bite by using crusty bread to soak up any leftovers. 

Additionally, this sauce can be described as liquid gold. However, make sure to watch your consumption with this dish as it is heavy with cannabutter and will pack quite the punch. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of cannabutter (learn how to make here)
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups of freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grounded pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the cannabutter on medium heat. Blend in the whipping cream. Then bring to a simmer.
  2. Stir in garlic and let it cook for 30 seconds – 1 minute.
  3. Turn off heat. Stir in parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Additionally, continue to whisk the sauce until smooth and the entirety of the cheese is fully incorporated.
  4. Lastly, serve immediately with the pasta of your choice.

Cannabis Recipes: Cacio e Pepe

Literally translated as “cheese with pepper,” cacio e pepe can be described as a simple pasta dish. Cacio e Pepe is a simple recipe that requires only 3 ingredients. Therefore,  it is important to use high quality products. 

You will be rather pleased with the flavors taking center stage in this recipe. In addition, it is important to note the heavy amounts of cannabutter once again, so be sure you are watching your consumption.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of cannabutter
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 and 1/4 cup of grated parmesan
  • A pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Add approximately 3.25 quarts of water to a large pot. Season with a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Mix in the pasta. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes. Drain and reserve 3/4 cup of water.
  2. Take 2 tablespoons of the cannabutter and melt in a large skillet over medium heat. Additionally, add the pepper to the skillet and stir for about 30 seconds until the butter becomes lightly toasted.
  3. Allow for 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water to simmer briefly. Add cooked pasta to the saucepan with the remaining 1 tablespoon of cannabutter. Reduce heat to medium and slowly add the cheese. Lastly, mix the sauce using a pair of tongs. Serve warm with pasta.
cannabis cacio e pepe

Cannabis Recipes: Bolognese a la Cannabis

This classic Italian staple, meaty Bolognese sauce, is rich in flavor and a great way to keep your guests or family happy. Furthermore, the unique flavors of this pasta are beautifully complemented by the earthy taste of cannabis.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 of a cup of cannabis oil
  • 1 medium-sized, chopped up yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped.
  • 1 celery stalk (coarsely cut)
  • 1 carrot (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 1 28-ounce bag of crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ of a cup of Italian Parsley (chopped).
  • 8 chopped fresh basil leaves
  • A pinch of salt and freshly grounded pepper
  • 1/4 of a cup of freshly grated Pecorino Romano

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the cannabis oil. Once the oil has started to smoke lightly add garlic and onion. Sauté over medium heat until translucent and tender (usually about 8 minutes).
  2. Additionally, add the celery and carrot. Cook for 5 minutes. Then turn the heat to medium-high and add the ground beef. Additionally, as the meat cooks, stir frequently and break up large pieces of meat. Should be about 10 minutes for it to cook until the meat is no longer pink.
  3. Mix in tomatoes, basil, and parsley. Cook on medium-low heat until the sauce thickens.
  4. Lastly, add salt and pepper to taste. Stir briefly. Then serve over chunky pasta (rigatoni/ziti is recommended), and garnish with grated parmesan if you like.
infused bolognese

Let us know how your cooking with cannabis experience went along with how it tasted!

Banner image credited to RuffHouse Studios. Original article concept credited to Whitney Jayne of Green Flower.

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