6 Sauces that Will Take Your Spaghetti to New Heights

A few simple sauce ideas to spice up pasta night

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One pasta, many variations.

Alfredo Sauce. You’ll have this one-step Alfredo sauce ready to go before the pasta is even done cooking; it’s that easy!

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Pesto. Pesto is a great way to use up whatever you have on hand. You can replace the basil with spinach, arugula, or even broccoli, and you can swap out the pine nuts for walnuts. Whatever you have in the house will work!

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Tomato Sauce. Capers add a salty kick to this quick tomato sauce, which comes together in about half an hour.

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Carbonara. Carbonara sauce is mainly flavored with Parmigiano-Reggiano and bacon. Add some spinach to the classic Italian dish to make it a well-balanced meal.

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Bolognese. The classic meat sauce that keeps everyone happy; what’s not to love?

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Clam Sauce. Steam some whole clams to step up your spaghetti in white clam sauce recipe.

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