Mouthwatering and effortless: A compilation of easy pasta sauce recipes

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Pasta is mouthwatering, effortless to make and so customizable with the multitude of sauces out there. If you’re anything like me and can’t remember basic recipes, resorting to Googling the same pasta sauce recipe every time you make pasta, look no further. We’ve made your lives easier by compiling many different pasta sauce recipes all in one post!

Marinara sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped or lightly blended
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or blended
  • 1 ½ tablespoons oil
  • Red chili flakes
  • Salt

Directions

  1. In a pan on medium heat, sauté your chopped onions.
  2. Once the onions starts changing color, mix in your tomatoes and garlic.
  3. Allow the contents of your pan to simmer for 10-15 minutes or however long it takes for the tomatoes to fully cook. A good indication of whether your tomatoes have cooked is a lack of the raw smell.
  4. Add some chili flakes for spice and salt to taste. Your classic marinara sauce is ready!

 

Creamy white sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1½ tablespoons flour
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

  1. In a pan over low heat, melt the butter and add your flour. Immediately start whisking so that the flour and butter mix evenly.
  2. Once the color of the mixture starts to change, indicating that it’s cooking, slowly add your milk. As you add the milk with one hand, whisk continuously with the other to avoid lumps.
  3. Whisk until the sauce begins to thicken to your desired consistency and add a generous amount of salt and pepper for seasoning. Your sauce will continue to thicken when it’s cooked along with the pasta, so remember to mix in the pasta before the sauce fully thickens to your desired consistency.

 

Vegan arugula pesto sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups arugula
  • 2 ½ tablespoons walnuts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt

Directions

  1. Just throw all the ingredients together in a food processor and voila! This sauce is probably the easiest to make.

 

Alfredo sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¾ cup cream
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

  1. In a pan over low heat, simmer the butter and cream.
  2. Continuously whisk as you add the chopped garlic and seasonings.
  3. After about 30 seconds when the garlic has cooked but not burned, add the parmesan cheese and whisk until a smooth consistency is reached.

So there you have it! All you have to do now is bookmark this page so that you always have your pasta sauce recipes handy.

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