Pasta Sauce Recipes

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We Tried 10: These Are the Best Store-Bought Pesto Options

Getting ready for a quick pasta dinner? Make sure you've got the best store-bought pesto on hand. Check out which brands get our Test Kitchen pros' stamp of approval.

Our Pros Found the Best Jarred Pasta Sauce to Stock Your Pantry

Our team of pro cooks and marinara experts sampled 11 options to find the best jarred pasta sauce. Find out...


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85 Incredible 5-Star Pasta Recipes

We've gathered up our best pasta recipes all in one place. From cheesy and hearty to fresh and seasonal, these...


Garlic Cream Sauce

This rich, easy garlic cream sauce recipe is requested at every family occasion I attend. Don't be afraid to alter...


8 Homemade Vegan Pasta Sauce Recipes

What lies at the heart of every great pasta dish? The sauce, of course! Now, plant-based-eaters can enjoy meatless copycats...

The Ultimate Guide to Pasta Sauce

Whether you're craving a traditional tomato sauce, a creamy Alfredo or a summery pesto, we're here to help you make...


11 Types of Pasta Sauce Everyone Needs to Know

When it comes to types of pasta sauce, there's way, way more than just marinara and Alfredo. Learn how to...

Vegan Alfredo Sauce: The Best Dairy-Free Recipe

This vegan Alfredo sauce is rich, creamy and full of flavor. It's cashew-based, dairy-free and gluten-free. Pair with pasta for...


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15 Healthy Pasta Sauce Recipes

Pasta night just got a little lighter, thanks to these healthy pasta sauce recipes. We have delicious ideas for marinara,...


Marinara vs. Tomato Sauce: What’s the Difference?

Confused about the difference between marinara vs. tomato sauce? They're both made with tomatoes, but one is thicker and more...


How to Make Pesto at Home

The best way to celebrate fresh basil is to turn this herb into pesto. We'll show you how to make...

Homemade Marinara Sauce

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This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love...


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76 Ways to Cook Elbow Macaroni

There isn't a pantry staple more versatile than a box of elbow macaroni for meals that are easy, filling...


Marinara

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My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce "gravy." She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several...


How to Make Pasta Sauce

Want to learn how to make pasta sauce? This simple recipe is a great place to start. It's on the...


How to Make Egg Noodles from Scratch

Homemade egg noodles are not only delicious; they're easy to make, too. Follow this handy step-by-step guide to make fresh...

Pasta Napolitana

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This is the ultimate meat lovers sauce and is my copycat version of The Cheesecake Factory's pasta. Rich and hearty,...


Garden Vegetable Tomato Sauce

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I make this vegetable tomato sauce regularly and store containers of it in my freezer. It's a tasty substitute for...


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Simple Pasta Sauce

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This is a simple pasta sauce that you can use for more than just spaghetti. Puree this recipe for pizza...


How to Make Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Love red sauce? You've got to try fra diavolo: a spicy, garlicky recipe that just might be the perfect tomato...


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40 Recipes That Start with a Jar of Marinara Sauce

Time to pop open your favorite jar! These recipes that use marinara sauce are easy to put together and oh-so...


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62 Totally Creamy Pasta Recipes

Milk, cheese, cream and butter—these mouthwatering, creamy pasta recipes have it all.


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The Best Marinara Sauce

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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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30-Minute Penne Recipes You’ll Want to Make Tonight

If you're in a crunch for time but craving pasta, these satisfying penne recipes will be ready to devour in...

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Pressure-Cooker Spicy Pork and Squash Ragu

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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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How to Make the Best Marinara Sauce

Set aside the store-bought jars and learn how to make the best marinara sauce.


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50 Easy Recipes That Start with a Box of Pasta

These easy pasta recipes call for an entire box of noodles—16 ounces of pure al dente goodness—in addition to mouthwatering...


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15 of Our All-Time Favorite Pasta Copycat Recipes

These copycat restaurant recipes will take your pasta from boring to "bellisimo!"


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Slow-Cooker Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

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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....