A Guide To Our Favorite Sauce Recipes

favorite sauce recipes

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!

How To Make Marinara Sauce with Fresh Yellow Tomatoes


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.

How to Cook a Tomato Sauce with Frozen Pork


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.

Alfredo Sauce: Everything I Should Have Known


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!

Bucatini with Creamy Cabbage Pesto Sauce


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.

Zesty and Bold: Homemade Garlic Pizza Sauce Made Easy


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!

Pesto Cream Sauce – Reinventing The Classico Pesto Recipe

Authentic Italian gravy



Who cares?!

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 Gravy Recipe: How to Make the Best Sunday Sauce


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!

Italian pink sauce pasta: a simple, delicious recipe


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!

Bechamel Sauce: Everything You Need To Know


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.

How to Make Cheese Sauce without Flour

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.

Classic Bolognese Sauce – Our Famous Recipe


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!

Easy Tomato Pesto: How to Make Pesto Alla Trapanese


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!

Low-Sodium Marinara Sauce: An Italian Classic, Made Healthy

CPK’s pesto cream penne copycat recipe


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.

How to make CPK’s pesto cream penne recipe


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.

Quick Oregano Pesto Recipe


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!

Quick & Easy Pesto Recipe Without Pine Nuts


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