Whether you’re looking for something creamy like alfredo or hearty like bolognese, these 11+ Pasta Sauce Recipes are the best!
While a lot of times when looking for an easy recipe to make for dinner on busy weeknights, it’s quick to just grab a jar of sauce, boil some pasta, bake some frozen garlic bread and call it a night. But when you have the time, nothing quite beats a homemade sauce.
It can be as simple as a basic marinara with fresh herbs and fresh tomatoes. Or it can be something heartier like a bolognese with ground beef and pork. No matter what you’re in the mood for, with a handful of ingredients and fresh pasta, any of these pasta sauce recipes is sure to satisfy.
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Common Homemade Pasta Sauces Ingredients
While everyone has their own version of what a “perfect sauce” would be, here are some of the most common ingredients to have hand.
- Tomato paste
- Whole tomatoes
- Bell peppers
- Italian seasoning
- Garlic cloves
- White wine
- Diced onions
- Italian sausage
Some of my favorite pasta toppings include: red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese. Ingredients and toppings vary based off of whether you’re making a creamy sauce or a red sauce. And of course, every pasta dish is a little bit different.