Buon Appetito! 20 Yummy Homemade Pasta Sauces
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Buon Appetito! 20 Yummy Homemade Pasta Sauces

We’re pretty sure that pasta is one of those foods that’s just universally loved by everyone. It’s right up there with chocolate chip cookies. We’ve already shown you some awesome ways to make pasta at home, so why not go all out and make your own sauce, too? Make them today, and enjoy them whenever you want (just make sure to stick ’em in your fridge!). From tomatillo pesto to cauliflower sauce, here are 20 delectable homemade sauces that’ll have you saying “holy moly” about your ravioli!

1. Simple Marinara Sauce: Of course, we gotta start out with the classic. Marinara sauce will always be a favorite. (via Our Family Eats)

2. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto: By the time you get to the end of this roundup, you’ll realize just how much we love variations on pesto. This one in particular is extra special because it has a really great roasted flavor to it. Delicious! (via Table for Two)

3. White Clam Sauce: Feelin’ fancy? Whip up some clam sauce for your pasta. Go ahead and add this to your bucket list of recipes. You won’t regret it. (via Healthy. Delicious.)

4. Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce: We are huge fans of all squash, so we’re so excited to try out this butternut sauce. Just look at that color! (via Small Wallet Big Appetite)

5. Basil Pesto: Just like the marinara, we just had to include this classic. Basil pesto will never get old. (via The Food Network)

6. Garlic Alfredo Sauce: Indulge your taste buds with all this creamy goodness. We all deserve to treat ourselves once in a while, don’t we? (via Tasty Kitchen)

7. Puttanesca Sauce: The name of this delicious sauce has quite a story behind it. We’ll go ahead and let you click the link for that. (via Sweet Karoline)

8. Spinach Avocado Alfredo Sauce: Since we can’t all chug cans of spinach like Popeye, we think this delectable spinach and avocado Alfredo sauce will suffice. (via Teaspoon of Spice)

9. Green Pea Sauce: It may be bright green, but that’s what’ll make your kiddos love it even more. We highly recommend pairing this sauce with some funky shaped noodles to get them to eat their peas. (via In Sock Monkey Slippers)

10. Carrot Pumpkin Sauce: This has got to be one of the most beautiful pasta sauces we’ve ever seen. Fancy presentation aside, just look at that golden color! We already feel warm and fuzzy inside. (via She’s Cookin’)

11. Creamy Cauliflower Sauce: Did you think this was Alfredo sauce too? Nope, it’s cauliflower. (via Hungry Couple)

12. Thai Peanut Sauce: So, this peanut sauce may not have been what you imagined when we first mentioned pasta. But just imagine how tasty it would be on noodles. (via She Simmers)

13. Apple Carrot Sauce: We always thought apples and carrots were only used together in baby food, but this beautiful sauce proved us wrong. Now we can’t wait to try it out. (via Vegalicious)

14. Four Cheese Sauce: Say cheese (four times)! (via Christina’s Cucina)

15. Vodka Sauce: We’ve spiked sweets, and now we’re spiking our sauce. If you’re serving this to youngsters, make sure you cook it long enough so all the alcohol evaporates. (via Picky Cook)

16. Tomatillo + Cilantro Pesto: It’s like salsa verde for your pasta. This citrusy sauce’ll bring a burst of freshness to your mouth with each bite. (via A Thought for Food)

17. Sweet Potato Sauce: Throughout all of our cooking adventures, we’ve learned that sweet potatoes fit in with any cuisine. Seriously… Italian, Mexican… It’s a sweet life, indeed. (via Sweet Life)

18. Roasted Red Pepper Sauce: If you’re not a fan of pesto (is it possible?!) but you still love the taste of roasted peppers, this is the sauce for you. (via Naturally Ella)

19. Garlic-Almond Sauce: You might be shocked at how light this pasta is. It’s so flavorful! (via Gourmet Magazine)

20. Meat Sauce: Finally, we just had to add this one for all of you meat-lovers out there. It’s simple, satisfying and oh-so-delicious. (via Add a Pinch)

Which fresh pasta sauce caught your fancy? Do you have any family recipes you love? Share it all with us in the comments below!