Pasta Sauce Recipes

Dress up your noodles with these homemade pasta sauce recipes.

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    Gluten-Free Bechamel

    Making a classic bechamel sauce gluten free is as simple as substituting gluten-free flour. Just make sure the flour contains xanthan gum. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Green Spaghetti

    Tired of your same old dinner routine of spaghetti with red sauce? If you’re looking for a new way to


    Garlic Scape Pesto

    Capture the flavors of spring with this homemade pesto sauce. Whether you toss with pasta, use as a sandwich spread...


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    Vegan Pesto

    Pesto transforms everything it touches with its nutty, garlicky flavor. It’s the ideal sauce when you need to upgrade a


    Arugula Walnut Pesto

    Arugula pesto has a nutty, bright flavor. It can be served on crostini or pizzas or tossed with pasta. For...

    Penne with Pesto

    Pesto penne pasta is such a satisfying dish, whether it’s peak summer when fresh basil is bursting out of every


    How to Make Penne with Pesto

    Once you master pesto, there are so many things you can do with it, like make this pesto...

    How to Make Arugula Pesto

    Move over, basil! We're loving arugula pesto. Here's how you can make pesto at home with a different green.


    How to Make Vibrant and Flavorful Garlic Scape Pesto

    Garlic scape pesto is a wonderful upgrade from the classic version we all know and love. The added punchy flavor...


    How to Make Gluten-Free Bechamel

    Making homemade gluten-free bechamel sounds intimidating, but it's fairly simple to make at home. (And very similar to making the...


    How to Make Vegan Bechamel Sauce for the Creamiest Pasta Dishes Ever

    Here's how to make a creamy vegan bechamel sauce with three main ingredients. It's the perfect white sauce for pasta,...

    Vegan Bechamel Sauce

    As one of the original classic mother sauces, bechamel is a vital part of a wide variety of recipes, including...


    Spicy Fresh Tomato and Eggplant Sauce

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    My garden is teeming with fresh tomatoes and eggplant toward the end of summer, so I've been thinking of ways...


    How to Make Sugo, an Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce

    Sugo is a simple tomato sauce used in a number of dishes like pasta al pomodoro or as a...


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

    Getting ready for a quick pasta dinner? Make sure you've got the best store-bought pesto on hand. Check out which...


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    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 Best 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

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


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    8 Homemade Vegan Pasta Sauce Recipes

    What lies at the heart of every great pasta dish? The sauce, of course! Vegan pasta sauce recipes pack all...


    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...


    12 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 for Well-Rounded Dinners

    Pasta night doesn't have to be a treat-yourself type of meal. These healthy pasta sauce recipes are loaded with antioxidant-rich...


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    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...


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    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...

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    How to Make Store-Bought Pasta Sauce Taste Homemade

    Our Community Cooks tell you what to add to spaghetti sauce (the store-bought kind!) to make it taste like it's...


    Best Ever Cashew Cheese Sauce

    This is a versatile cashew cheese sauce that's totally plant-based. I use it as a pasta sauce, as a pizza...


    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...


    Marinara

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


    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 Easy Alfredo Sauce

    Creamy, cheesy and comforting: This easy Alfredo sauce is everything you want in a pasta sauce.