Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipes! You won’t even remember ketchup and edam anymore. Get inspired

You have cooked spaghetti – now what?

Ketchup is full of preservatives, edam lacks an idea..

Make one of these easy spaghetti sauce recipes you won’t want to give up!

Bolognese sauce for spaghetti

This is simply a classic that cannot be missing from any Italian table!

What will we need

  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 300 g of meat (also minced)
  • 300 ml of broth
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 small tomato puree
  • 1/2 sour cream (or sweet)
  • thyme, basil, garlic to taste
  • 20 dkg of grated edamame


  1. Fry the chopped onion in fat.
  2. Add the meat (sauté the raw meat, just reheat the rest).
  3. Pour over the broth, thicken with flour.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes and season with tomato puree and cream.
  5. Let’s spice it up.
  6. Sprinkle cheese on the plate.

A Tescoma pan can be useful for preparing this sauce. Which of the reviewed would you like?

A plate full of spaghetti with tomato sauce and minced meat.

Spaghetti with carbonara sauce

So feared and yet so simple! The carbonara sauce recipe is ready in minutes, but the flavor lasts forever!

What will we need

  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 200 g of chopped pancetta
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 ml cream
  • 75 g parmesan, finely grated


  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add pancetta and garlic. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes, or until the pancetta is crispy.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Whisk the egg yolks, eggs, cream and three-quarters of the Parmesan in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add egg mixture and pancetta mixture to cooked pasta.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir over low heat until the ingredients are well combined. Serve with the remaining parmesan cheese.
A pan of creamy pasta in a creamy egg sauce.

Cheese sauce for spaghetti

For cheese lovers, there is simply no other option than to prepare this spaghetti sauce!

What will we need

  • 1/2 l of broth
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 20 dkg of cheddar / edam / Niva / Balkan cheese
  • green sprigs (parsley, chives) for decoration


  1. Pour cream into the broth and let one of the many types of cheese melt.
  2. We serve sprinkled with green parsley / chives.

If we need more sauce, then it is best to cook a béchamel sauce from butter, flour and milk as a base and finally let the cheese melt in it. Read more about béchamel in our article!

Three types of cheese in one spaghetti sauce.

Zucchini sauce for spaghetti

Two words describe this spaghetti sauce: “Watch out, it burns!”

What will we need

  • 750 g sausages
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 100 g onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 medium courgettes, unpeeled and chopped
  • 500 g peeled and chopped tomatoes
  • 30 g jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1⁄2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • Cooked spaghetti for 8 people


  • Fry the sausage with onion and garlic.
  • Add green pepper, fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add zucchini, tomatoes, jalapeno, basil, chili, salt, lemon juice and tabasco, cook for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti.
  • At the end, sprinkle the spaghetti with zucchini sauce with parmesan.

Zucchini doesn’t have to be just a sauce, it can also be zucchini spaghetti! Learn how in these zucchini spaghetti recipes .

A pot full of hot zucchini sauce.

Tomato sauce with minced meat balls

Simple pasta for simple cooking, but still very tasty!

What will we need

  • 300 g of spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 500 g of lean ground beef (rolled into 16 balls)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 120 g grated carrot
  • 120 g grated zucchini
  • 400 g of tomato puree
  • 400 g of chopped tomatoes in a can
  • 3-4 leaves of fresh basil
  • 60 g of cheddar


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and stir to prevent sticking. Cook according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add the meatballs and cook for 6-8 minutes until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • Add the onion, garlic, carrot and zucchini to the same pan and cook for 4-5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the puree, tomatoes and basil and stir to combine.
  • Add the meatballs back to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce.
  • Divide pasta between 4 plates and top with meatballs and sauce and sprinkle with cheese and remaining basil.

You can prepare meatballs in several ways. Do you know how much? You will learn all this in our recipes for meatballs .

Spaghetti with tomato sauce and minced meat balls.

Cream sauce for spaghetti

There is nothing better than when the sauce is beautifully creamy and thick! Our recipe for creamy spaghetti sauce is just as delicious.

What will we need

  • 500 ml of milk
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 50 g of butter
  • 100 g sour cream
  • salt, any favorite spices


  1. Warm up the milk and add flour and butter, a pinch of salt, stirring constantly.
  2. After 2 minutes, add the cream and continue cooking for 1 minute
  3. We are serving.
Pink pot full of spaghetti with cream sauce and herbs.

Mushroom spaghetti sauce

Mushroom spaghetti with a creamy garlic herb sauce? Well, this is a big delicacy on all taste levels.

What will we need

  • 1 onion
  • 500 g of mushrooms
  • 1/4 l stock or cream
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • salt, pepper, herbs


  1. Cut the champignons into slices and sauté them in onion and garlic.
  2. When they soften, pour the broth / cream over them.
  3. Stir for 2 minutes, then thicken with plain flour and season.
  4. We serve with herbs.
A bowl of spaghetti and sliced mushrooms, topped with a sauce.

The best wine for spaghetti

Three things that can affect wine pairings are sauce, seasoning, and the presence of meat.

Since most types of pasta are made with an acidic tomato sauce , you need to pair it with an acidic red wine, preferably Merlot, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Nebbiolo, or an acidic white wine such as rose, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, or Sauvignon Blanc.

If your spaghetti contains meat , you must pair it with a medium or full flavored wine such as Chardonnay, White Rioja, Rhone White or Riesling.

If your spaghetti is simple and cheese based , any light white eg Chardonnay, Riesling or red wine eg Pinot Noir, Lambrusco will enhance the creaminess of the cheese.

Milan & Ondra

We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

Did you like this article? Give a 5 stars. :)

Write a comment

The email address will not be published and will not be stored in any marketing database. Required fields are marked *.