Pasta Sauce Recipes

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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 topping, over roasted veggies, on tacos and for grilled cheese. It doesn't reheat well, so I don't suggest making a double batch to use throughout the week. —Max Gregor, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pasta Napolitana

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


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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...


Slow-Cooker Clam Sauce

Serve this delectable clam sauce as a hot dip for holiday get-togethers. The sauce is bright and fresh with pasta,...

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,...

Steak and Mushroom Sauce

This slow cooker recipe from Lois Hedke is light on ingredients and big on taste. “This is our favorite ‘quickie’”...


Vegetable Pasta Sauce

A cousin of mine in Minnesota was the first one in our family to make this meatless spaghetti sauce. She...


Meaty Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

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


Hearty Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

After years of experimenting, my mom has perfected her hearty spaghetti sauce recipe. It's excellent served with a tossed salad...

Hearty Ragu Bolognese

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


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...


Mushroom-Beef Spaghetti Sauce

“I got the recipe for this sauce in a recipe exchange and wish I could credit the person who gave...


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...


Weeknight Pasta Supper

After a long day, I want something that is healthy but also quick to prepare and this pasta dish fits...


Italian Sausage Marinara with Penne

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


Sausage-Veggie Pasta Sauce

With this recipe, I can sneak so many vegetables past my young sons—and they even ask for seconds! Plus, it...


Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce

“Mom made this when we were kids, and it was always my first choice for birthday dinners,” recalls Kristy Hawkes...


Big-Batch Spaghetti Sauce

This hearty, old-fashioned spaghetti sauce will satisfy even the largest appetite. It may look like a lot of work, but...



Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

This is rich, homey and flavorful, but lower in sodium than jarred meat sauce. Jennifer Kolb — Overland Park, Kansas

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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...


Vegetable Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Sun-dried tomato spread is a blend of sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste and olive oil. Use it as a spread on...