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Keeping a collection of spaghetti sauce recipes on hand is smart. When you need a quick or easy home cooked meal, spaghetti is always a hit.
Some of these sauces take time to cook, but most are easy to prepare and get started. That means you spend less time in the kitchen, but still get a great lunch or dinner. Or several – you can freeze spaghetti sauce, so it’s also great for bulk cooking.
This list has a lot of variety. You’ll find traditional recipes like marinara, bolognese, basil pesto and carbonara sauces. But you’ll also find some new twists on old favorites, and some very original sauces. There are even some vegan recipes for “meat” sauce.
No matter what your preference is, there is a recipe on this list that you’ll love. The recipes are relatively easy to make. Some take no more than twenty minutes. Others take longer, but they cook slowly while you’re doing other things. There are even recipes you can toss together in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.
This delicious homemade spaghetti meat sauce freezes perfectly, making it an easy meal for busy weeknights. So easy, featuring tomato paste, garlic, onion... and mustard for a surprising burst of flavor.
If you love spicy and creamy sauces, this harissa tahini pasta sauce just might be your next favorite. It is easy to make with only a handful of ingredients. Load it up with you favorite veggies and serve it with spaghetti
This tasty tomato and cheese allo scarpariello recipe from Naples is bound to be become one of your favourite pasta sauces! This classic Neapolitan recipe is easy to make and perfect for family meals. Kids love it!
Ragu Napoletano is a hearty meat sauce made with beef, pork, and Italian sausage that’s slowly simmered with tomatoes, herbs, and seasonings, creating a rich and flavorful meat sauce that the whole family will love.
This super simple homemade Pomodoro sauce is a wonderful topping for pasta and pizza and it comes together in just 15 minutes! With San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, and tons of fresh herbs, it's the most flavorful tomato sauce!
This easy Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe is made with simple pantry essentials, including olive oil, garlic, dried red chili flakes, and tomatoes. Enjoy this fiery red and delicious Homemade Arrabbiata Sauce on any of your favorite pasta's at home.
All you need is 20 minutes and a love of Italian food with this vegan Bolognese. Gently simmered with classic Italian herbs, fragrant garlic, and roasted tempeh “meat” this is sure to become your favorite vegan spaghetti sauce!
This contemporary Italian beef ragu recipe combines a simple ground beef ragu with fresh cream and basil pesto. The result is a creamy, rich and flavourful sauce that you can serve with short or long pasta.
This ground turkey spaghetti sauce is full of rich saucy flavor, made a little bit healthier with turkey instead of beef. You won’t miss it though since this recipe delivers on taste. Leftovers can be easily frozen for quick weeknight meals too!
A truly delicious gluten-free tomato sauce perfect for spaghetti. This savory sauce, simmered with flavorful herbs and aromatics, is easy to make and gets better with time! Simmer for as little as 30 minutes or let it go longer for a deeper flavor.
The only Vegan Pesto recipe you’ll ever need! This delicious, cheesy and healthy sauce contains 5 ingredients and only takes 5 minutes to make. Serve it with pasta, bread, grilled vegetables or potatoes.