12 Pasta Sauce Recipes To Help You Celebrate National Sauce Month In The Tastiest Way Possible

Whether you pledge allegiance to penne or you can't get enough spaghetti, there's one part of a pasta recipe that either makes or breaks the dish: the sauce. From creamy Alfredo to satisfying marinara, good pasta sauce recipes are key to making your pasta seem overwhelmingly delicious. And since March is National Sauce Month, we've decided to round up our favorite classic, unique, and comforting pasta sauce recipes.

Whether you're vegan or you can't get enough meat, in a hurry or leisurely standing by the stovetop, these 12 recipes have something for everyone. Flip through to find your perfect sauce, grab a box of pasta, and get cooking.

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by Rebecca Deczynski

Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

A combination of your favorite cream sauce and traditional marinara, this sun-dried tomato sauce by Damn Delicious pairs perfectly with sausage and fresh parsley.

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Hazelnut Tahini Sauce

Sometimes the weirdest sounding combinations are some of the best. Love and Lemons’ hazelnut-tahini sauce has the perfect balance of tanginess and sweetness.

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Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

For a colorful take on a classic cream sauce, Cookie and Kate adds some pumpkin to bring some sweetness to Alfredo.

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Crock Pot Sunday Sauce

Who says you can’t have ribs and pasta? Half Baked Harvest turns your favorite game day dish into a hearty pasta sauce.

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Raw Marinara Sauce

Whether you’re vegan or you’re low on time for dinner, Averie Cooks’ raw marinara sauce makes a healthy, quick spaghetti (or zucchini noodle) topping.

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Creamy Cajun Sauce

Take a break from your creamy mac and cheese, and try something with some spice. Steamy Kitchen’s cajun sauce makes for an aromatic comfort food.

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Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

You don’t have to dine out to get your Alfredo fix. Damn Delicious recreates the Olive Garden favorite with fresh parsley and plenty of garlic. Serve with breadsticks for the full Olive Garden experience.

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Spinach Artichoke Sauce

If you’ve ever wished that you could slather your pasta with spinach artichoke dip, A Spicy Perspective has the recipe for you. The sauce version of this classic dip is smoother yet ever-so savory for the perfect comfort meal.

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Miso Almond Sauce

For a healthy, no-cook pasta topping, Steamy Kitchen’s miso almond sauce can be made with just three ingredients.

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Crock Pot Brown Butter Sauce

Break out the Crock Pot, and your home is guaranteed to smell amazing all day long. Half Baked Harvest’s brown butter sauce is a richer take on your favorite tomato sauce.

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White Wine Sauce

When it comes to seafood and spaghetti, you can’t really go wrong with a white wine sauce. The Kitchn makes a silky sauce with chardonnay, tomatoes, and cream.

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Creamy Broccoli Sauce

Giving a head of broccoli a whirl in the food processor makes for a vibrant sauce. A Beautiful Mess tops off this healthy dish with extra Parmesan.

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