Pesto sauce in a white pestle and mortar

Pasta sauce 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.

81 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make your own delicious pesto sauce in just 15 minutes

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
33 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A rich, versatile meat sauce: serve it Bolognese-style with spaghetti or use it as a base for lasagne or moussaka

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Advertisement
75 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star 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
74 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A superhealthy roasted pepper pasta sauce recipe that's versatile and tasty

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
37 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Help kids aged 3-6 make their own superhealthy fresh tomato sauce to go with pasta

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
26 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
36 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
Healthy
Vegetarian
133 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Save time and money with this simple and tasty sauce, great with pasta, meat or fish

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This simple sauce is very versatile - perfect poured over roasted veg as well as chicken

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Transform your foraging finds into a tangy sauce by combining wild garlic leaves with parmesan, garlic, lemon and pine nuts. Or, use fresh young nettles

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star 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
40 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 2.6 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
83 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This low fat, tasty pasta supper can be rustled up from tins and packets in the storecupboard

35 mins
Easy
34 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Try this sumptuous dish with a no-cook pasta sauce

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Advertisement