My Simple Tip To Reduce Acid in Tomato Sauces

quick tip

If you are like me and have a problem with stomach acid with tomato based sauces, I have an easy solution for you.

Milk!

I make a mean spaghetti sauce and my lasagne is a family favorite. I also make a fairly yummy spinach manicotti. The only problem with all these dishes is it leaves me with that nasty acid indigestion. You know, when you burp up that nasty, burning acid taste in your mouth?

I found that while I’m simmering my tomato sauces, if I add a cup of milk to the sauce (sometimes less depending on the amount of sauce I’m making), the stomach acid disappears!

You may be wondering if the milk changes the color and flavor. Well it does a little, but it’s not a bad change.

The color is not quite as red but it’s not obvious. And the flavor is a little milder which my family prefers anyway.

If you have a problem with tomato based sauces, give this a try and see if it helps. I’d love to hear how it works for you!

2 Responses to “My Simple Tip To Reduce Acid in Tomato Sauces”

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  1. Angie B says:

    Thanks for this tip, will definitely be using it. My 2 (3 next month) couldn’t eat tomato at all for a long time as his rear would end up looking like a tomato. We are now able to give him some once in a while but have to be careful to not over do it so we don’t have the “tomato bottom”. Of course tonight I made spaghetti and don’t think I even gave him 1 Tbsp of sauce but he ate it.

  2. mommacat says:

    You’re welcome Angie! Hope it helps your little guy.

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