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Homemade Marinara Sauce

1 review

This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love it in meatball subs, too. —Cara Bjornlie, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Marinara

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


Basil Parmesan Pasta Sauce

4 reviews

"As a busy home health nurse, I'm committed to preparing meals that are quick and nutritious," shares Susan Houser of...


Mushroom Primavera Pasta Sauce

3 reviews

This meatless meal has plenty of mushrooms and vegetables in a rich tomato sauce. Serve over whole wheat pasta for...


Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

8 reviews

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

Artichoke-Basil Pasta Sauce

2 reviews

"I received this recipe from my college roommate, and it quickly became one of my favorites,” notes Janet Bischof of...


Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I often use Greek olives with the artichoke hearts to add zing to this pasta sauce," says Genie Tosh. "Roast...

Zucchini-Tomato Pasta Sauce

1 review

“I came up with this recipe after planting too many zucchini plants in our vegetable garden,” writes Joy Turner of...


Garlic Basil Spaghetti Sauce

My homemade sauce is packed with fresh tomatoes and assorted seasonings. Folks who sample it never seem to miss the...


Pasta Puttanesca

1 review

This pasta puttanesca recipe is great for a big gathering. It works well as a starter dish or as a...


Winter Squash & Blue Cheese Pasta

1 review

Even though I can throw together this supper in record time, it impresses our guests because it looks so elaborate....

Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

18 reviews

When my tomatoes ripen, the first things I make are BLTs and this homemade spaghetti sauce. —Sondra Bergy, Lowell, Michigan


Pasta with Marinara Sauce

Several fresh tasty ingredients go together in this recipe to make a spectacular summer supper. Spaghetti squash has an interesting...


Mushroom Bolognese with Whole Wheat Pasta

7 reviews

A traditional Bolognese sauce is meat-based with everything from pork to pancetta. Skipping the meat, I loaded this pasta dish...


Basil Spaghetti Sauce

3 reviews

My homemade sauce is packed with fresh tomatoes and assorted seasonings. Folks who sample it never seem to miss the...


Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

3 reviews

Loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs, this hearty, meatless sauce is a perfect way for gardeners to make delicious use...

Lemon-Garlic Cream Fettuccine

43 reviews

I've been making this lemony pasta for the family for years. It's both simple and indulgent enough to make it...


Pasta with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce

4 reviews

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


Bow Ties with Walnut-Herb Pesto

3 reviews

I can't resist having pasta at least once a week, but I also didn't want the fat and extra calories...


Stewed Tomato Pasta

10 reviews

"I'm the mother of two very active boys, and this flavorful dish is one they'll always eat," writes Tracey Jones...


Big-Batch Marinara Sauce

8 reviews

I typically freeze part of this marinara sauce to have on hand for guests or when I’m craving a comforting...