Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Garden Vegetable Tomato Sauce

3 reviews

I make this vegetable tomato sauce regularly and store containers of it in my freezer. It's a tasty substitute for regular pasta sauce, and the extra vegetables make it healthier. I also use it when I make pizza. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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The Best Marinara Sauce

1 review

I developed this marinara sauce recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now...


Pressure-Cooker Clam Sauce

I serve this bright and fresh clam sauce often, usually with pasta. But it's also delectable as a hot dip...


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Pressure-Cooker Spicy Pork and Squash Ragu

1 review

This recipe is a marvelously spicy combo perfect for cooler fall weather—so satisfying after a day spent outdoors. —Monica Osterhaus,...


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Slow-Cooker Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

12 reviews

An irresistible sauce gives the beef in this short rib ragu another dimension of flavor. Nearly any starchy side, such...

Spicy Pork and Butternut Squash Ragu

This recipe is a marvelously spicy combo that's perfect for cooler fall weather and satisfying after a day spent outdoors....


Basic Tomato Sauce

12 reviews

This basic tomato sauce satisfies my pasta-loving husband much more than any store-bought kind. For a change of pace, I...

Thick ‘n’ Hearty Pasta Sauce

No one can believe this starts with prepared spaghetti sauce. Ground beef, pepperoni, mushrooms and onion easily add a homey,...


Meaty Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

5 reviews

Marinated artichokes, celery and green pepper are wonderful additions to this hearty spaghetti sauce. Don’t be afraid of leftovers—this tangy...


Zucchini Tomato Pasta

1 review

I came up with this zucchini tomato pasta recipe after planting too many zucchini plants in our vegetable garden. My...


Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken

88 reviews

This rich, creamy pasta dish is a snap to throw together for a weeknight meal but special enough for company....

Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

2 reviews

“I can put this hearty dish together, make a salad and have supper on the table in 30 minutes flat....


Three-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

7 reviews

“I simmer this hearty sauce in large batches, freeze it and use it for spaghetti, lasagna, mostaccioli and pizza,” writes...


Hearty Ragu Bolognese

1 review

My robust ragu combines ground beef, sausage and chicken. Serve it over any type of pasta, or baked or fried...


Spaghetti Meatball Supper

3 reviews

It was such a joy to come home and find my mom making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. This recipe...


Super Spaghetti Sauce

3 reviews

At my house, we never know how many we'll have for dinner. That's why this spaghetti sauce is one of...

Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

12 reviews

My homemade spaghetti sauce got rave reviews, but it was so time-consuming to make on the stovetop. My family loves...


Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

17 reviews

Here's a thick, hearty sauce that turns ordinary spaghetti and garlic bread into a filling feast. When I'm in a...


Beef Bolognese with Linguine

20 reviews

After much research, tasting and tweaking, I finally came up with this beef bolognese recipe that is based on a...


Pesto Sauce

3 reviews

I like to serve this pesto over butter gnocchi with an extra sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Gnocchi are light little...


Fettuccine with Black Bean Sauce

6 reviews

When my husband needed to go on a heart-smart diet, I had to come up with new ways to get...


Chicken with Garlic-Tomato Sauce

3 reviews

My husband and I made up this recipe as we went along, and we love the way this chicken in...


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Family-Favorite Pasta Sauce

28 reviews

This hearty Italian-style meat sauce has a sweetness that I really love. It’s the recipe I use for spaghetti, lasagna...


Italian Sausage Marinara with Penne

5 reviews

Fill your house with the warm, wonderful aroma of this rich, bold-flavored sauce. It’s my first original recipe and a...


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Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

9 reviews

When my mom made this spaghetti sauce, the house would smell so good that I'd open the windows to torture...

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Pasta with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce

6 reviews

This creamy pasta dish is the result of combining two different recipes. I often turn it into a main dish...


Chunky Chicken Cacciatore

4 reviews

This healthy pasta recipe is so versatile! Look in your fridge for anything else you want to throw in,...


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Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce

101 reviews

My father is very opinionated, especially about food. This recipe received his almost unreachable stamp of approval. I have yet...


Sicilian Meat Sauce

2 reviews

People have told me this is better than the gravy their Sicilian grandmothers used to make. But don’t tell the...


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Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce and Tomato

3 reviews

I have reduced grains and other starches in my diet due to health reasons, so I was looking for filling,...


Mexican Spaghetti Sauce

3 reviews

This thick chili-like sauce from Sandi Leonard of Peculiar, Missouri gives spaghetti a southwestern zip.