Pasta Sauce Recipes

Dress up your noodles with these homemade pasta sauce recipes.

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Homemade Marinara Sauce

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...


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Pressure-Cooker Spicy Pork and Squash Ragu

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


Slow-Cooker Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

An irresistible sauce gives this beef another dimension of flavor. Nearly any starchy side, such as potatoes or polenta, will...


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....

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Chunky Chicken Cacciatore

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


Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

When my mom and I cooked spaghetti squash with meat sauce, all we could do was grin and say "Wow!"...

Chicken Spaghetti Supper

Instead of chicken breasts, try cut-up chicken or even browned turkey in her main dish. it's also interesting to try...


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Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

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


Beef Bolognese with Linguine

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


Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

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

White Cheddar Cheese Sauce

My go-to cheese recipe is a white cheddar cheese sauce-I make mac and cheese, scalloped potatoes and nachos with it....


Chicken Penne Alfredo

Cream cheese just might steal the show here. Combined with chicken, penne pasta, veggies and savory
seasoning, it makes...


Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

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


Spicy Spaghetti Sauce

I appreciate the fact that this hearty pasta sauce is quick to assemble and cooks in just a few hours....


Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

When your hungry clan requests, "Spaghetti, please!", you'll be happy to oblige with this simple savory sauce. It proves appetizingly...

Quick Chicken Parmesan

My mother inspired me to develop my first pasta sauce. It's tangy, simple and really satisfying. The longer it simmers,...


Tangy Meat Sauce

This is the best meat sauce I’ve ever tried. It’s economical, timely and absolutely delicious. I often prepare batches for...


Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce

"I turned to soy crumbles when I was trying to reduce the fat and carbs from traditional marinara," explains Green...


Artichoke-Basil Pasta Sauce

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


Mushroom Bolognese with Whole Wheat Pasta

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


Pasta Arrabbiata (Angry Pasta)

I learned how to make this while I was in Italy one summer. You can add more or less crushed...


Super Spaghetti Sauce

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


Spaghetti for 100

Spaghetti for 100 comes from Marilyn Monroe of Lansing, Michigan. "A club I belong to used this main dish for...

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Italian Garden Sauce

Although we plant a medium-size garden each year, we grow lots of tomatoes. This sauce is especially good because it's...


Basil Parmesan Pasta Sauce

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


Bell Peppers and Pasta

This meatless entree is always a hit. In fact, I double it whenever I know I'm going to feed some...


Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

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


Beef Spaghetti Sauce

Need to feed a group? This easy sauce requires just minutes of preparation and simmers 'til supper time. It's shared...