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Pasta sauce recipes

19 Recipes

Stir up a tasty sauce for your favourite pasta. Our collection features all the classics like pesto, tomato and Bolognese along with a few modified versions.

Pesto sauce

4.841465

(41 ratings)

Make your own delicious pesto sauce in just 15 minutes
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rich ragu

5

(4 ratings)

A rich, versatile meat sauce: serve it Bolognese-style with spaghetti or use it as a base for lasagne or moussaka
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Cheese sauce

3.75

(1 rating)

This classic, storecupboard white sauce is loaded with strong cheddar cheese – our easy recipe is ready in 15 minutes. Use to make macaroni or cauliflower cheese...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tomato sauce

3.583335

(3 ratings)

You'll never buy ready-made jars of pasta sauce again after trying this simple, easy blend with garlic and oregano
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

White sauce

3.75

(10 ratings)

Every home cook needs a good béchamel sauce in their repertoire - our step-by-step guide shows how to make a roux and get rid of lumps
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mushroom sauce

5

(1 rating)

Rich and full of umami savouriness, this simple creamy mushroom sauce is perfect with steak, chicken or tossed through hot pasta
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Kale pesto

4.53125

(16 ratings)

This leafy green cabbage-like vegetable is a genuine superfood - it's great whizzed up in place of basil in an Italian sauce
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Tomato & basil sauce

4.771185

(59 ratings)

Save time and money with this simple and tasty sauce, great with pasta, meat or fish
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted red pepper sauce

3.916665

(3 ratings)

This simple sauce is very versatile - perfect poured over roasted veg as well as chicken
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Marsala sauce

0

(0 ratings)

Make a classic marsala sauce as the perfect partner for steak or chicken. It's full of the rich flavours of shallots, mushrooms, garlic and marsala wine...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Wild pesto

5

(1 rating)

Transform your foraging finds into a tangy sauce with Parmesan, garlic, lemon and pine nuts - use fresh young nettles or wild garlic leaves
  • 17 mins
  • Easy

Fresh herb sauce

4

(1 rating)

This fresh green purée is a light alternative to traditional heavy sauces and goes well with an Italian-style roast turkey or chicken
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tagliatelle with vegetable ragu

4.26

(25 ratings)

This veggie Bolognese-style sauce is great served with pasta and crams in three of your five-a-day
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Penne with a punchy tuna sauce

0

(1 rating)

This quick, zesty supper is packed with Mediterranean flavours. Leftovers will keep well for lunch the next day
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Rocket pesto

3.75

(1 rating)

For a change from the traditional basil variety, this quick and easy peppery pesto is delicious dolloped on pasta or drizzled over summer salads
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian