How to reduce acidity in tomato sauce - Sofrito Recipe

For generations, Italian nonnas have been using a clever trick to make their tomato sauces more digestive-friendly: adding carrots and celery! These humble veggies work wonders in reducing the acidity of tomato sauce, making it gentler on your stomach.


How to reduce acidity in tomato sauce - Sofrito Recipe



1. Prepare the Soffrito:

  • In a large skillet, heat the Papa Vince EVOO over medium heat.
  • Add the diced carrots and celery. Sauté until tender and golden, about 10-12 minutes.

2. Cook the Pasta:

  • While the veggies are frying, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3. Add the Tomato Sauce:

  • Pour in the Papa Vince Tomato Sauce to the skillet with veggies.
  • Stir to combine and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Combine:

  • Add the cooked pasta to the skillet. Toss to coat the pasta with the sauce and veggies.

5. Serve:

  • Plate your delicious pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves if desired.

Here's the science behind how it works


contains compounds like apigenin and luteolin, which have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the digestive tract, a common contributor to acid reflux symptoms.


are an excellent source of vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy mucous membranes in the digestive tract, and a lot of times acid reflux is a mucous problem and not an acid problem, and that really helps protect against irritation and inflammation caused by stomach acid.

    Simply add diced carrots and celery to your tomato sauce as it simmers, and let their natural goodness work its magic!

    Hungry yet?

    For more tips on reducing acidity in your tomato sauce and the science behind our recipe, check out our latest blog post: Why Does Tomato Sauce Give Me Heartburn?

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