Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipes

Every tomato-based pasta sauce recipe you could want, from Bolognaise to marinara!

Staff Picks

Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Rating: 4.54 stars
This is a recipe I got from my mother years ago -- it's great.

Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is a very easy homemade red sauce, and the only one my 5 year old daughter will eat! Serve with your favorite pasta.

Nana's Slow Cooked Meaty Tomato Sauce

Rating: 4.74 stars
Although my grandma was Danish, she was famous for her slow-cooked Italian tomato sauce. It cooks a long time, but is well worth the wait.

Very Special Spaghetti Sauce

Rating: 4.46 stars
This is very meaty and not near as acid as most sauces. It's really worth the time. It makes a very large batch, so I often freeze half.

Restaurant Style Spaghetti Sauce

Rating: 4.36 stars
A delicious spaghetti sauce with red wine, Italian sausage, garlic and onions. The best I have ever had -- easy and delicious! Use a large, flat-bottomed saucepan so that the flavors can mingle.

Frank's Famous Spaghetti Sauce

Rating: 4.28 stars
Years of experimenting with many recipes has yielded this recipe that is thick and meaty, yet easy and quick to prepare.

Chunky Marinara Sauce

Rating: 4.47 stars
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.

Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

Rating: 4.57 stars
Serve over your favorite pasta. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!

Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

Rating: 4.52 stars
A delicious sauce made with fresh tomatoes and fresh basil. A late summer delight!

Arrabbiata Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars
Spicy and delicious. Ideal on penne pasta.

Courtney's Three Tomato Pasta Sauce

Rating: 4.82 stars
A hearty and simple Italian dish with a zesty touch! This recipe will win over your Valentine!

Marinara with White Wine

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is a rich marinara with white wine and anchovies. It's rather soupy, so simmer it as long as it takes to reach your desired consistency.

Inspiration and Ideas

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Rating: Unrated
"Great recipe. Easy to follow for a first-timer like myself." – Morningloria

Sugo Rosso (Red Sauce)

Rating: Unrated
"The only thing I would do differently is to add one or two more tomatoes because it was so good and gone too fast!" – jenwilhar

Lots O'Veggies Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

Rating: 4.42 stars

This Italian sausage and ground beef recipe is full of vegetables and Italian herbs -- the longer it cooks the better! Full of flavor, and makes a great base sauce for lasagna. It's critical to use fresh basil, other herbs may be dried. Do not use canned tomatoes which have any corn syrup in them. Home canned tomato equivalent is 3 quarts. If you want a spicier sauce add either crushed red pepper to taste or use hot Italian sausage.