Pasta Sauce

A constant in Italian cooking, a homemade pasta sauce has many uses. Recipes such as Triple-Cheesy Pasta Sauce will add some pizzazz to your next homemade Italian dish.

How to Make Pasta Sauce

Jarred pasta sauces have come a long way, but, still, none of them hold a candle to homemade. If you've been relying on jarred stuff because you don't think you have the time or skills to learn how to make pasta sauce from scratch, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the recipe below.

Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Marinara


Learn how to create a quick, homemade roasted red pepper marinara to dress up your pasta and impress guests.

Mama's Marinara

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The rich flavors in this simple, yet delicious, pasta sauce meld together as it simmers.

Spaghetti wtih Cilantro Pesto and Pumpkin Seeds


This 6-ingredient dinner dish comes together super fast and features a flavorful variation on the traditional pesto. Not a cilantro fan? Try basil or parsley instead.

Southwestern Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

This make-ahead pesto accents grilled fish and poultry. If Mexican grating cheese is not available, substitute fresh Parmesan cheese.

Total: 15 mins

Tortellini Arrabbiata

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Pesto Beans and Pasta

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You won't miss the meat when you have a thick, rich, and varied mixture of beans, tomatoes, and sweet peppers topping the pasta.

Spaghetti Frutti Di Mare

Midwest Living

Mussels, shrimp, and squid simmer in a homemade tomato-wine sauce that's served over pasta in this main-dish recipe.

Greek Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

Feta cheese and kalamata olives give this pesto its Greek flavor. It's tasty over pasta and vegetables. If you have extra basil, make up several batches of this recipe to store in the freezer.

Fettuccine Alfredo

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An Italian pasta favorite with a traditional creamy white sauce that blends Parmesan cheese and whipped cream.

Total: 35 mins

Classic Genovese Pesto

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Pine nuts are traditionally added to pesto, but you can substitute walnuts or almonds for this easy sauce. To bring out the full flavor of the nuts, toast them in a dry skillet before processing.

Total: 20 mins

30-Minute Bolognese

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Easy Bolognese

Family Circle

A combination of turkey bacon and beef give this pasta sauce real staying power while a splash of red wine deepens the flavor.

Homemade Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

Keep this pesto on hand in the freezer so it's always ready when you need it.

Scallop and Asparagus Alfredo

Better Homes and Gardens

The combination of creamy alfredo, sophisticated scallops and crisp-tender asparagus make this an elegant dinner option.

Total: 30 mins

Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Bolognese sauce is a hearty Italian meat and vegetable sauce flavored with red wine and cream.

Total: 20 mins
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