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Italian Sofrito

  • Author: Bull Garlington
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


The classic Italian flavor base is just a Mirepoix with the carrots swapped for diced fennel and a lot of olive oil. Use it as a base for Italian sausage and roasted potatoes and watch your family swoon.


  • 2 cups onion, diced
  • 1 cup of celery, diced
  • 1 cup of diced fennel, diced
  • About a cup of olive oil


  1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the ingredients
  2. Cook until fragrant and soft–do not brown!
  3. Use as a base for a dish or freeze it for later


If you feel like the fennel is too strong, or you just like a more savory flavor, use half a cup of diced carrots and half a cup of diced fennel.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: Italian