sauces and gravys

Collection by Kathy Acord

Easy Guacamole

Rating: 4.5 stars 1063
This go-to guacamole recipe is easy to make and delicious to share!

Asparagus 'Guacamole'

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
This is an avocado-less recipe that can be served with veggies or low-fat chips. Very spicy so you may want to cut back on the hot pepper sauce or jalapeno peppers.
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Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 44
This is a recipe for an amazingly delicious sugar-free BBQ sauce. It's great on ribs, chicken, or anything really! I had originally received it from a friend years ago, and have since tweaked it a bit!

Eastern North Carolina Barbeque Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
This piquant and spicy vinegar-based sauce, popular in Eastern North Carolina, is not for lightweights! It's great for all meats, but best on pork.

Alfredo Light

Rating: 4 stars 337
A lighter version of a creamy classic! I sometimes substitute peas for the broccoli.

Chef John's Apple Butter

Rating: 5 stars 97
Move over, apple sauce. Apple butter is basically a spreadable apple pie filling, only better. Though cooking time is long, it's super easy and pretty hands-free. Pair it with some sharp Cheddar on a cheese plate, or slather it onto cheesy biscuits (see footnote). Other approved uses include spreading between the layers of a spice cake, filling seasonably appropriate thumbprint cookies, or even as a condiment for pork chops.

Alfredo Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 4724
Transform a weeknight pasta dinner into something special with this sauce!

Easy Keto Alfredo Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 106
An easy keto Alfredo sauce made with cream, butter, garlic, and cheese.

Creamy Pesto

Rating: 4 stars 1
This is a fairly simple recipe I came across years ago. It is divided into two parts, the pesto and an Alfredo sauce, and then the two are mixed together! Serve over hot pasta. Have fun with the pasta - some of our favorites for this are penne and farfalle (bow tie).

Marinara Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 203
This is a family recipe usually served in summertime when basil is plentiful.

Chunky Marinara Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 179
You'll love this Marinara sauce! This is great with fried eggplant or meatballs. I'm sure you could add ground meat if you wanted to make a meat sauce.

Quick Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 8
This is a rich sauce to pour over any pasta. This recipe really only takes about as long as it takes the pasta to finish. Toss with cooked pasta and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.