15 Pasta Sauce Recipes

We've paired each pasta shape with a classic sauce and a few extra ingredients.
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We've paired each pasta shape with a classic sauce and a few extra ingredients.

Orecchiette + Garlic-and-Oil

Start with garlic-and-oil. Once the garlic sizzles, add 8 ounces crumbled sausage, 2 cups chopped broccoli rabe, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper; cook until the sausage is no longer pink.

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Garlic-and-Oil Sauce

Conchiglie + Cream Sauce

Start with cream sauce. Cook 1/3 cup chopped onion in the butter until browned, then add 8 ounces crumbled sausage and cook until no longer pink; add the cream.

pasta dish cream

Cream sauce

Also great with browned butter.

VIDEO: Watch us make a three-step cream sauce

Fusilli + Tomato Sauce

Start with tomato sauce. Add 1 2/3 cups each finely chopped zucchini and eggplant along with the tomatoes.

pasta dish tomato

Tomato sauce

VIDEO: Watch us make a three-step tomato sauce

Fusilli + Garlic-and-Oil

Start with garlic-and-oil. Add 2 teaspoons each thyme leaves and chopped oregano with the parsley; once the garlic sizzles, add 2 thinly sliced jarred roasted red peppers.

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Garlic-and-Oil Sauce

Farfalle + Cream Sauce

Start with cream sauce. Cook 1 cup chopped tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in the butter for 5 minutes; add the cream along with 8 ounces salmon cut into thin strips.

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Cream sauce

VIDEO: Watch us make a three-step cream sauce

Farfalle + Tomato Sauce

Start with tomato sauce. Add 2 tablespoons capers and 1/4 cup chopped pitted black olives to the sauce.

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Tomato sauce

VIDEO: Watch us make a three-step tomato sauce

Penne + Browned Butter

Start with browned butter. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion with the sage and cook until golden, then add 3/4 cup chopped frozen spinach and cook for 3 minutes; stir in 1/2 cup ricotta with the cream.

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Browned Butter

Rigatoni + Meat Sauce

Start with meat sauce. Stir 1/3 cup ricotta into two-thirds meat sauce.

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Meat sauce

Spaghetti + Browned Butter

Start with browned butter. Stir in 1 cup ricotta with the cream; season with 2 teaspoons pepper.

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Browned Butter Sauce

Also great with tomato sauce...

and garlic-and-oil.

Linguine + Cream Sauce

Start with cream sauce. Stir 2 tablespoons tomato paste into the butter; add 8 ounces chopped shrimp and cook until opaque, then add the cream.

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Cream Sauce

VIDEO: Watch us make a three-step cream sauce

Linguine + Garlic-and-Oil

Start with garlic-and-oil. Use a large skillet; once the garlic sizzles, add 3 dozen littleneck clams. Cover the skillet and steam until the shells open, about 5 minutes.

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Garlic-and-Oil Sauce

Bucatini + Tomato Sauce

Start with tomato sauce.When the garlic sizzles, add 2 ounces finely chopped pancetta and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper; cook for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes.

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Tomato Sauce

VIDEO: Watch us make a three-step tomato sauce

Fettuccine + Browned Butter

Start with browned butter. Toss the finished sauce with 1 tablespoon each chopped fresh rosemary and sage and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil.

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Browned Butter Sauce

Also great with cream sauce.

VIDEO: Watch us make a three-step cream sauce

Tagliatelle + Cream Sauce

Start with cream sauce. Cook 1/3 cup chopped onion in the butter until browned, then add 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto and 2 1/2 cups frozen peas with the cream.

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Cream Sauce

Also great with meat sauce.

VIDEO: Watch us make a three-step cream sauce

Pappardelle + Cream Sauce

Start with cream sauce. Cook 1/3 cup chopped onion in the butter until browned; add one 8-ounce package sliced mushrooms and cook until browned, then add the cream.

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Cream Sauce

VIDEO: Watch us make a three-step cream sauce