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17 Pasta sauces that

Cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese make Alfredo sauce. In spite of its name, alfredo sauce can be served over linguine, spaghetti, or any other pasta.

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Alfredo

Looking for a kick? Named after the Italian town of Amatrice, Amatriciana sauce is made with red peppers or red chiles, pork cheek, pecorino cheese, tomato.

Amatriciana

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Béchamel is a flour, butter, and milk French sauce. When served with pasta, it is usually topped with lasagna or moussaka, a Greek version of the dish.

Béchamel

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Black truffles are pricey, but why not treat yourself with a spectacular pasta sauce? The Jernej Kitchen recipe calls for one truffle, olive oil, butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese.

Black truffle

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Bologna bolognese is a rich meat sauce with a hint of tomato. The sauce's thickness suits thicker pasta like tagliatelle, pappardelle, and fettuccine.

Bolognese

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Cooked and pureed butternut squash makes a delicious sauce that isn't marinara. It goes well with gnocch.

Butternut squash

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Carbonara sauce is made with heavy cream, egg yolks, pancetta, garlic, cheese, and black pepper. It's also known for containing bacon and peas.

Carbonara

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We’re not talking about the powdered-cheese variety, but something a little fancier, like 4 cheese baked mac and cheese.

Cheese sauce

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Save the clams' sauce for your sauce. Clam sauce is made with oil, butter, garlic, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese.

Clam sauce

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Fra Diavolo looks like marinara sauce, but it tastes nothing like it. Red pepper, onions, garlic, herbs, and wine are all used in this sauce.

Fra Diavolo

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It's like marinara, but with beef chunks. It can be served over any pasta, but if you use elbow macaroni, it's basically American Chop Suey, also known as goulash.

Meat sauce

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Mushroom sauce can be used on pasta, meat, tofu, vegetables, or anything else. The sauce is thickened with cornstarch and broth and contains heavy cream.

Mushroom

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Simple Recipes' pesto is made with pine nuts, basil, cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil. The sauce is traditionally made with a mortar and pestle, hence the name pesto.

Pesto

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Garlic and tomato are the base of puttanesca sauce, but the additions make it special. Ingredients include anchovies, olives, and capers.

Puttanesca

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Yes, a red wine pasta sauce is possible! This Tasty recipe calls for a full-bodied red, like cabernet, and spaghetti.

Red wine

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Try roasted tomato sauce for a variation on marinara. It's like roasted tomato sauce.

Roasted tomato

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Brown butter is created by gently heating butter without burning it. Garlic, chopped walnuts, and sage make a delicious sauce for pasta, like ravioli.

Sage brown butter

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