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

Garden Vegetable Tomato Sauce

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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29 Diabetic-Friendly Pasta Dinners

If you have diabetes, pasta is definitely not off-limits. These pasta recipes for diabetics incorporate noodles in a smart way...


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The Best Marinara Sauce

I developed this recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now we like...


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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,...

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,...

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...


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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,...


Rich Italian Pasta Sauce

“I got this recipe 25 years ago from my boyfriend's Italian barber. I've adjusted it a little and now it's...


Big-Batch Marinara Sauce

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

Beef Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce

This recipe is the perfect meaty option for a classic Italian dish. I made this meal for the first time...


Mushroom-Beef Spaghetti Sauce

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


Mushroom Primavera Pasta Sauce

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


Zucchini-Tomato Pasta Sauce

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


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...


Turkey-Tomato Pasta Sauce

We love pasta dishes, especially easy low-fat ones. This savory spaghetti sauce is a favorite at our house. The chunky...


Fresh Marinara Sauce

My family loves this zesty meatless sauce served over bow tie pasta. When tomatoes and carrots are ripe and plentiful,...


Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

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


Quick Marinara

"My husband and I love garlic, so we enjoy this pasta dish often," says Donna Yarham of Springfield, Missouri. Crushed...


Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Lean turkey sausage links spice up this hearty sauce that turns pasta into a splendid main dish. "I blend a...


Low-Sodium Spaghetti Sauce

There are just 57 milligrams of sodium in each cup of this thick fresh-tasting spaghetti sauce created by our Test...


Quick Chicken Parmesan

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

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Homemade Canned Spaghetti Sauce

DIY canning spaghetti sauce recipes are a tomato grower's dream come true! Use up your garden bounty and enjoy it...


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...


Bow Ties with Walnut-Herb Pesto

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


Herbed Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce

Ground beef makes this thick spaghetti sauce hearty, and the herbs give it a wonderful flavor. I think it’s the...


Slow-Cooked Beef Spaghetti Sauce

Down-home and delicious, this sauce simmers fuss-free for hours, leaving you time to start a spring garden or more. Kim...


Garden Harvest Spaghetti Squash

I was in the grocery store one day and spotted this interesting looking yellow hard squash, the spaghetti squash. I...