I Don't Love to Cook—These Are the Easy Pasta Sauce Recipes I Swear By
As someone who doesn't love to cook, I've consumed countless bowls of pasta, because, let's face it, boiling a pot of water and tossing in a handful of dried pasta is the universally accepted alternative to ordering in. Now, you can blame it on the fact that I finally invested in a Dutch oven, but I recently decided that it was time for me to put down the Trader Joe's jarred Pomodoro and put in the (minimal) extra effort required to make my own pasta sauces.
So, after putting dozens of recipes to the test, I'm finally sharing the easy pasta sauces that I keep on constant rotation. Spanning a chorizo bolognese and a vegan-friendly broccoli rabe pesto, these homemade recipes are infinitely better than the store-bought varieties. Consider yourself warned—these mouthwatering recipes will have you stocking your pantry with canned tomatoes stat.
Chorizo Bolognese Pasta With Sourdough Pangrattato
Why I Love It: If I'm being honest, this recipe had me at "chorizo." With a richer, more intense flavor than ground beef, this spicy pork sausage is what sets this homemade bolognese apart from the rest. Recipe creator Tieghan Gerard describes this divine sauce as "Spanish meets Italian" and I'm here for it.
Pappardelle With Roasted Butternut
No-Guilt Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo
Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe and Chive Pesto
Healthy Mushroom Bolognese With Tagliatelle and Buffalo Mozzarella
Pasta With Tomato Cream Sauce
Rigatoni With Mushroom Sauce
Three-Ingredient Tomato Sauce
The Recipe: Three-Ingredient Tomato Sauce
Why I Love It: Made with just three ingredients (ripe, Roma tomatoes, quality olive oil, and a pinch of salt), this tomato sauce is perfect for those busy weeknights when I need to quickly whip up a last-minute meal. All that's missing is lots of freshly grated parmesan cheese.
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