Creamy Pasta Sauce Recipes

A heavenly convergence of cream, butter, and cheeses create these top-rated creamy pasta sauce recipes. Get the recipes for Alfredo sauce, vodka sauce, mushroom sauce, and other sauce recipes.

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Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

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A light and creamy sauce with puree of roasted red peppers as the base. It is excellent on any type of pasta, but tortellini or ravioli seems to be the best match. The prep time is rather long, but the result is definitely worth it. Freezes well. In fact, the taste may improve slightly.

Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

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This sauce is great over pumpkin or cheese ravioli!

Basil Cream Sauce

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After a mad search on the net for a recipe for this sauce I had to create my own. This can be reheated in the microwave without the usual cream sauce defects. I just love the light green color and how well it displays over tri color or regular pasta, salmon and grilled chicken. I have been putting this on everything.

Buttery Alfredo Sauce

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This is a rich, creamy, Italian-style Alfredo sauce perfect for chicken and seafood pastas! I discovered this recipe after relentless searching for an authentic Alfredo sauce that doesn't use cream cheese.

Mushroom Cream Sauce With Shallots

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This is one of my favorite sauce recipes. It is the best cream sauce you will ever have.

Alfredo Sauce

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Rich and creamy! I have found that Parmesan cheese doesn't melt well, and often substitute Gruyere cheese.

Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

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I experimented with this until I found a quick, cheap, and easy Alfredo sauce combination -- the secret is cream cheese!

BLT Pasta Carbonara

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The addition of summer tomatoes and spinach to this traditional dish brings things to a whole new level. The trick to the recipe is preparation, have all the ingredients ready to go as it comes together as quickly as it takes to boil the pasta.

Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

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Serve over your favorite pasta. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!

Four-Cheese Chicken Carbonara

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This is a recipe I came up with when I had to either cook up a 3-pound package of lean thick-cut bacon or throw it out (which was NOT going to happen). I happened to have everything else on hand anyway. I've already had friends try this, and they loved it. I hope you do, too!

Creamy Alfredo Sauce

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This is a great quick and easy recipe that your family will love! You may add more Parmesan, garlic, and salt to taste. You can easily add anything you like (i.e. grilled shrimp, chicken, etc.). I also love pouring this sauce over pasta with sauteed peppers.

Easy Vodka Sauce

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This is a great and simple sauce to make. Tastes delicious over any pasta! I especially love it with lobster ravioli.

Inspiration and Ideas

Alfredo Sauce

"Great recipe! It's super easy to make and easy to convert into another sauce." – David Bicanovsky

Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

"I have been using this exact recipe for 6 years and it is always spot-on perfect." – Bethany Morea

Truffle Cream Sauce

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A restaurant-quality, gourmet ravioli sauce or dipping sauce! Add onto cooked wild mushroom ravioli, or serve with slivers of bread as a dipping sauce.