Pasta Sauce Recipes

Dress up your noodles with these homemade pasta sauce recipes.

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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 regular pasta sauce, and the extra vegetables make it healthier. I also use it when I make pizza. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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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...


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,...


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...

Vegetable Pasta Sauce

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


Beef Bolognese with Linguine

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

Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

True, a jarred sauce offers wonderful convenience. But a homemade version absolutely can’t be beat! Try this versatile sauce over...


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...


Italian Meat Sauce with Meatballs

This chunky, meaty sauce has a bit of heat from the sausage and red pepper. It's delicious served over pasta.—Jane...

Herbed Sausage & Tomato Pasta Sauce

I believe in the wisdom of using a wine that you'd be happy to drink for cooking, rather than an...


Hearty Ragu Bolognese

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


Zippy Spaghetti Sauce

This thick and hearty sauce goes a long way to fill my hungry family. They enjoy any leftovers ladled over...


Mushroom Primavera Pasta Sauce

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


Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

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

Spaghetti for 100

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


Herbed Italian Meat Sauce

I got this recipe from a California cousin back in 1953, and it's just as popular with my family now...


Verde Sauce

This traditional-tasting Verde Sauce will add some beautiful color to your plate. You'll love the robust garlic flavor.
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Italian Pasta Sauce

As a special part of their wedding buffet, my daughter Kris' husband fixed a big batch of this thick flavorful...


Crowd-Size Spaghetti Sauce

Crowd-Size Spaghetti Sauce, a classic meaty main dish, come from Donna Bennet of Bramalea, Ontario. She writes,"This is the best...


Spaghetti Sauce

Chock-full of hearty meat and vegetables, this sauce freezes beautifully—so I serve some on the same day I cook it,...


Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

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


Sausage Pasta Sauce

Sweet peppers, onions and garlic give this red sauce its rich flavor, and a little cream gives it a smooth...

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Italian Sausage & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Flavor-packed sausage and sun-dried tomatoes are sure to liven up any simple pasta dish. I have a feeling that once...


Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

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


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...


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Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce

My father is very opinionated, especially about food. This recipe received his almost unreachable stamp of approval. I have yet...


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Slow-Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

I’ve been cooking for more than 50 years and this dish is still one that guests ask for frequently. My...