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20 Homemade Pasta Sauces You’ll Want to Make on Repeat

Homemade Pasta Sauces

Learn how pasta’s humble and simple flavor can be used as a base for mouthwatering and comforting meals with these Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes. Butternut squash, roasted red peppers, and mushrooms are just a few ingredients that can be used to make great-tasting sauces that are as good as the classic tomato and cream-based ones.

1. Fresh Basil Pesto

Pesto pasta is heavenly and this homemade sauce is better than any shop-bought pesto. If you’ve got basil in your garden, then you can’t miss out on making this, you’ll be eating it day in and day out. All you need to bring it together is basil leaves, parmesan, extra virgin olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, salt, and pepper.

2. Homemade Bolognese Sauce

If spaghetti bolognese is your dinner go-to, then you need to use this recipe for your bolognese sauce, it’s mouthwateringly good and so easy to make. We love that there is no waste with this sauce, it freezes and reheats well, meaning you can save it for a later date.

3. White Sauce Penne Pasta

This white sauce penne pasta is so creamy and comforting. It’s best paired with penne pasta but can be put with any type of pasta and work perfectly. You can add anything to this sauce, whether you want chicken for a bit of protein, mushrooms if you’re veggie or just to have by itself.

4. Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

This sauce is so easy to make and ideal for anyone looking for a hearty lunch or dinner recipe. It’s super healthy, made with eggplant, tomatoes and garlic. It can be put over a bed of your favorite pasta, zucchini noodles, or whatever you fancy.

5. Creamy Mushroom Sauce

If, like us, you’re big mushroom fans, then this sauce will be a hit. It’s simple to make, rich, creamy, and perfect when paired with pasta, chicken, or pork. Plus it only takes 20 minutes to bring together.

6. Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo is a popular tourist dish throughout Italy and now you can make it simply from the comfort of home. The recipe uses fresh ingredients making a velvety, buttery sauce that’ll have you banning shop-bought sauces from your home.

7. The Perfect Homemade Meat Sauce

After some meaty goodness? This meat sauce is thick, hearty, and super meaty, a divine sauce for those die-hard meat eaters. Serve over spaghetti or use in lasagna.

8. Best Homemade Cheese Sauce

If you’re a cheese fan, then this cheese sauce is to die for, we might even say it’s the best. All you need is 5 minutes to bring this together using 6 ingredients: salted butter, all-purpose flour, whole milk, cheddar cheese, and American cheese.

9. Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce

Want to try Marcella Hazan’s most famous recipe? Look no further. Your Italian food will be better than ever with this tomato sauce. It’s easy, velvety and rich. All you need is four ingredients: tomatoes, butter, onion, and salt.

10. Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Butternut squash is one of our most loved fall vegetables and it is even better as a sauce, plus it’s so tasty when paired with pasta.

11. Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti is a feel-good meal, one all the kids love. It’s comforting, delicious and so simple to make. But why buy shop-bought bolognese when you can make your own which tastes 10x better? This recipe is the one to follow.

12. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

The chaos of life can leave us feeling tired and unenthusiastic, that’s why we love this creamy roasted red pepper pasta. It’s simple to make, using only 6 ingredients and is vegan friendly, but should you need a little protein intake, easily customizable.

13. Pasta With Creamy Vegan Walnut-Tomato Sauce

If you’re vegan, you’re going to love this recipe. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and super simple to make. Whether you’re in charge of making dinner, meal prepping, or just fancy a fat bowl of pasta, this is the only recipe you need in your life.

14. 10-Minute Cream Cheese Pasta

Cream cheese is as the name says, creamy, cheesy, and delicious and it works perfectly when paired with pasta. It’s cheap to make in less than 10 minutes and is the ideal dish for a midweek dinner.

15. Fra Diavolo Sauce

Missing the authenticity of Italy? This fra diavolo sauce will fill the void. It’s a classic Italian sauce using tomatoes and chili flakes. It works with all types of dishes but is best paired with seafood and pasta.

With this diverse selection of sauces ranging from bolognese to Alfredo, you’ll be sure to find the perfect feel-good sauce to complement your dish. Let us know your favorite sauce in the comments.