I Don't Love to Cook—These Are the Easy Pasta Sauce Recipes I Swear By


The First Mess

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.