Sauces and Dressings

Collection by SimpleGifts

Penne and Vodka Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 735
One of the best and easiest recipes I have tried. You can find pancetta at any good Italian deli, try not to substitute as it makes the dish. This is also very good with shrimp added in the last few minutes of simmering. If you like spice, add a dash or 2 of red pepper flakes.

Chef John's Ranch Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 156
It's been ages since I made homemade ranch dressing, and I'd forgotten how much better it is than the bottled stuff.

Spicy Southwest Chopped Salad with Salsa Verde

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
This is by far the best summer salad I have ever made! You can adjust the amount of spice, depending on your preference by adding more or less jalapeno and Cajun seasoning. The salsa verde makes a big enough batch that you can have more for dipping chips later. It is a great low-fat, all-in-one meal. This dish can also be topped with crushed tortilla chips, if desired.

BLT Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 913
Crispy bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and croutons; a great summertime salad!
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Bill's Sausage Gravy

Rating: 5 stars 2293
Pour hearty sausage gravy over hot biscuits to make the best breakfast.

Chef John's Tomato Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 292
This is one of my most requested food wishes, my all-purpose basic tomato sauce. Whenever I make a meat sauce, this is my base. You can only stir this with a wooden spoon, otherwise it's bad luck.

Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Rating: 4.5 stars 2173
Homemade marinara sauce slow-simmered with garlic, white wine, and onion.

Fry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 122
It's the infamous Utah fry sauce! May substitute barbecue sauce for ketchup. Serve with French fries or onion rings.
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Cranberry Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 247
This cranberry salsa is tangy and sweet with some kick from a jalapeño.

Chef John's Sunday Pasta Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 53
This sauce goes by many names, including Sunday sauce, since that's the day it's traditionally made, but for me growing up, this was just called 'sauce.' As long as you cook the meat long enough, and season thoughtfully, there's really no way this sauce isn't going to be great. So, while you may not have grown up in an Italian-American home, with this comforting sauce simmering on the stove every Sunday, your family still can. Serve the sauce over pasta and top with the tender meat.

Italian Dressing Mix

Rating: 4.5 stars 1222
Mix 10 aromatic herbs and spices to make fresh Italian dressing anytime.

Black Bean Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 740
This is the absolute best hummus I have ever had. It goes great with some toasted pita bread. Add more lemon juice if this hummus tastes like it needs a little extra kick.
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