I think it goes without saying that any Italian loves sauce.
Tomato sauce. Vodka sauce. Pesto sauce.
If it can go on pasta, pizza, or a sandwich, we’re eating it.
Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of opportunities to expand upon our sauce repertoire, all while perfecting all of our other favorite recipes.
We figured we would put all of it together into one comprehensive list, because believe me, there is a lot.
I guarantee you that in this list, you’re going to find a new recipe for sauce that you’ve never heard of before, and it just might become your new favorite.
If you use any recipes from this list that you love, please let us know in the comments section!
Otherwise break out that apron, and let’s get cooking!
This marinara sauce recipe with fresh yellow tomatoes
Once I started brightening up my tomato sauce with fresh yellow tomatoes, I saw everything differently.
This is such an easy recipe, and a great way to impress your friends with something unique they’ve never seen before!
This easy tomato sauce with frozen pork
Sometimes some nice frozen pork is all you need to add a little pizzazz to your sauce.
Here, we teach you how to properly add it to your sauce, directly from frozen.
Our homemade Alfredo sauce
Fun fact: Alfredo sauce originated in Italy, as did our very own authentic scratch made version of this.
Though it’s simple, the inclusion of a few minor ingredients will make all the difference in this classic sauce recipe.
Our authentic creamy cabbage pesto recipe
Ever hear of Cabbage pesto?! I know I hadn’t until author Michele told me about it.
It’s a fun way to spice up your traditional green sauce, and add a whole new flavor to your pasta dish. You have to try it!
This SPICY garlic pizza sauce
I LOVE my spice.
And with this spicy garlic pizza sauce recipe, it’s ever so present and delicious.
It’s the perfect way to give your pizza that nice little kick you’ve been craving, without it being too overpowering.
Our creamy pesto sauce
Sometimes, we like to add a little vibe of comfort to our pasta dishes.
Enter: the pesto cream sauce.
It’s like regular pesto, only a bit heartier and all the more delicious. It’s a must try!
Authentic Italian gravy
Here’s our tried and true, classic authentic Italian gravy recipe.
No, it doesn’t belong on turkey. It belongs on your pasta, and it’s pretty damn good if I do say so myself.
Italian pink sauce—NOT vodka sauce!
Believe it or not, there’s a difference between pink sauce and vodka sauce.
Vodka sauce has a bit more of a bite to it, as the vodka has been cooked down, out, and into the sauce.
Pink sauce tends to be creamier and a bit more cheesy. Give it a try and see for yourself!
This Classic Bechamel Sauce
I don’t see bechamel sauce on a lot of menus anymore, and I don’t understand why.
It’s simple, creamy, delicious, and anyone can make it.
This is something your kids are guaranteed to love, whether you add it to pasta, lasagna, or anything in between. Give it a try, and let us know what you think!
Our flourless cheese sauce recipe
If you didn’t think it was possible to make a cheese sauce without flour, think again.
Our flourless cheese sauce recipe is delicious, and a smidge healthier than the regular version (not by much, but hey, you’ll live).
It’s delicious, and I use it any time I’m in need of a cheese sauce.
Classic bolognese sauce—our famous recipe!
You asked, we delivered!
Our very own bolognese sauce is finally written out and ready to be shared with the public!
We’re also shipping this all over the country, so if you didn’t feel like making it, we have you covered.
Mortadella Head garlic cream sauce
Not to be confused with the spicy garlic pizza sauce recipe, our garlic cream sauce is one of our most popular sauces in the store.
Best of all, it’s super easy to make, and would be perfect on any sandwich, pizza, or pasta dish you could ever want.
Pink VODKA sauce!
If our description of our vodka sauce piqued your interest in the pink sauce description earlier, well, now’s your chance to see what it is we’re talking about.
Chuck makes a delicious vodka sauce, and it has the perfect ratio of vodka to tomatoes to cream.
Try it out and see for yourself!
A quick and easy tomato sauce
Sometimes, all you need is something quick and easy that’ll be on the table in minutes.
That’s why this quick and easy tomato sauce recipe is the perfect dish for you.
It’s tried and true and loved by my family, and I guarantee it will be in yours too.
Easy tomato pesto sauce
Believe it or not, tomato sauce and pesto sauce aren’t mutually exclusive.
In fact, they almost might be better together.
Don’t believe me? Check out our recipe!
Our LOW SODIUM marinara sauce recipe
Can’t do the extra sodium? We feel you.
Lucky for you, there’s a seamless way to make a very low sodium tomato sauce.
We wrote all about it in our recipe above!
CPK’s pesto cream penne copycat recipe
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Though this isn’t the exact CPK pesto cream penne recipe, it’s pretty darn close.
And boy, is it good.
Give it a try, and let us know what you think. Something tells me you won’t be rushing back to CPK for a bit after having this in your repertoire.
Our oregano pesto recipe
Ever thought about making pesto with oregano?
It sounds different, but trust me, it’s good.
All you need is some fresh oregano and the recipe above, and you’ll have something beautiful.
This NUT FREE basil pesto recipe
This is my personal favorite on this list, but I’m a little biased since I have a nut allergy.
I love making this recipe when I have a bunch of basil that’s about to go bad, because it stays good in the fridge for weeks.
Best of all, you probably have everything you need lying around your fridge. Give it a try!
- Not quite sure what sauce recipe to use with dinner tonight? Check out our easy guide of tomato sauce recipes for every need.
- We know it doesn’t typically belong on pasta, but if you haven’t tried our award winning pulled pork BBQ sauce recipe, you’re missing out big time!
- Not all jarred sauces are bad! This is the jarred marinara sauce hack that no one wants you to know about.