Homemade pasta sauce is simple to make and taste great. Master these recipes and you'll never need the jar sauce again!
Cost per serving: $1.43
You can give the sauce even more flavor by stirring in ¼ cup chopped fresh basil or sprinkling with grated Parmesan.
See recipe: Slow-Cooker Eggplant Tomato Sauce with Pasta
Cost per serving: $1.51
Try this family favorite for a quick weeknight meal—it only takes about 30 minutes to prepare. For variety, you can swap in another type of pasta that holds sauce well, such as fusilli or bow-tie pasta.
See recipe: Rigatoni in Creamy Tomato Sauce
Cost per serving: $1.60
It’s easy to be green! This fresh pasta recipe uses nonfat yogurt to make the pesto lighter. Serve with any short, curly pasta, and save leftovers to use as a cracker dip or on a sandwich.
See Recipe: Pasta with Yogurt Pesto
Cost per serving: $1.77
Offer a salad and a loaf of crusty bread on the side, or cook 1 lb. rigatoni, place in a large bowl and ladle the stew on top.
See recipe: Sausage and Eggplant Stew
Cost per serving: 75¢
This pesto recipe is great over pasta, but also works well as a dip for appetizers or over baked chicken.
See recipe: Parsley-Pepita Pesto