Pasta Sauce with A Twist {Guest Post}

I was recently contacted by’s lifestyle blog about a post on ways to mix up your pasta night and thought it would be something you all would be interested in! I’m always looking for new ways to spice up my usual faves so I thought this would be a great way to start. Check out these 4 different sauces that would be great for any weeknight meal that your whole family is sure to love:

Pasta is typically a go-to meal for someone with a busy and on-the-run lifestyle. Pasta requires little effort, is inexpensive and is a great way to incorporate nutrition when you are on the run. Pasta is a crowd-pleasing meal that is perfect for any family, and is easy to switch up and be creative with.

Marinara sauce is a favorite among the pasta sauce family. The quality of the sauce relies heavily on the quality of the canned tomato you use. San Marzano plum tomatoes are a known favorite among culinary experts. If you are looking for a way to spruce it up and add nutritional value it is easy to add vegetables such as eggplant or spinach.

Marinara Sauce Recipe
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Alfredo sauce generally goes hand and hand with fettuccine. Add chicken or vegetables to this rich creamy sauce for an added source of nutrition and flavor. If you are looking for a twist on the classic or you are vegan, try cooking the sauce with onion, vegetable broth, cashew nuts, and garlic.

Alfredo Sauce Recipe
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Pesto is a summer time favorite due to the taste of herb and refreshing basil. Pesto is one of the simplest sauces to prepare. For a twist (or if you don’t like basil) make “red” pesto, made with sun-dried tomatoes.

Pesto Sauce Recipe
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Finally, the meat-lovers favorite sauce! Much like marinara but with meat, this hearty dish is the perfect comfort food for the colder months. If you enjoy a little spice in your life, add red pepper flakes to the recipe for an added punch of flavor.

Meat Sauce Recipe
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  1. Simply perfect, my wife just looves this!