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Best Homemade Sauce Recipes

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The Best Sauce Recipes are easy to make, and they taste so much better than store-bought versions. Some of these recipes take minutes to complete.

Once you start making your own sauce recipes, you won’t stop because they are so simple. An extra bonus is that you can adjust the seasonings to your family’s taste.

Best Homemade Sauce Recipes four pictures - tzatziki sauce, pizza sauce on pizza dough, buffalo sauce, and dill sauce recipe.

I started making my own sauce recipes a couple of years ago. It’s such a simple addition to make when planning your family meals, but has a big impact in return.

Not only do you know what every single ingredient is that goes into making your homemade sauces, but you can use the best ingredients to take them to another level.

Be sure to pin this post because I will be adding any additional sauce recipes to this list.

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Here are our best sauce recipes:

Homemade Buffalo Sauce is made of four ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your pantry. Hot sauce, butter, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder makes a tasty combination that will jazz up vegetables, meat, and seafood.

Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe in a clear bowl.

Fresh Tzatziki Sauce – Have you been looking for a sauce that is so versatile that you can use it as a dip or top your favorite pita sandwich? Tzatziki is the sauce you’ve been looking to add to your favorite recipes. Cucumber is the star of this sauce, along with Greek yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, fresh dill, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe in a white bowl on a blue and white towel.

Pizza Sauce in 5 Minutes Making your own pizzas hot out of the oven with your favorite toppings has never been easier with this simple pizza sauce. Simply blend tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, basil, paprika, sugar, onion powder, garlic, and red pepper flakes and it’s ready in 5 minutes.

Best Dill Sauce for Salmon – Salmon steak, salmon patties, poached salmon, grilled salmon, or pan-seared salmon get elevated to another level with this tasty dill sauce. Mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, lemon juice, prepared horseradish, fresh dill, garlic salt, and pepper combined will make this a meal you won’t forget.

Creamy Horseradish Sauce for Prime Rib Why wait for a memorable holiday to enjoy some of the flavors we crave? This tangy horseradish sauce is the perfect accent for burgers, roast beef sandwiches, or even a meatloaf sandwich. It’s a recipe that’s simple to make with prepared horseradish, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.

Creamy Horseradish Sauce on a Prime Rib slice with mashed potatoes.

Homemade Cocktail Sauce – Shrimp just begs to be dipped in a tasty cocktail sauce. This recipe is the perfect blend of ingredients that will have you dreaming of relaxing on your favorite beach. I used to go to Mexico frequently for work, and a shrimp cocktail was the first thing I ordered when I got to the hotel. You can make this sauce as spicy as you like with ketchup, chili sauce, bottled horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.

Homemade Cocktail Sauce Recipe in a small bowl, surrounded by shrimp and lemon wedges.

Homemade Pesto Sauce – Preserve basil with this quick recipe. Fresh basil, pine nuts or walnuts, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, pepper, and salt are combined to make a sauce that will turn pasta, eggs, and Caprese salads into a burst of summer. To find more ideas on what to do with pesto sauce, check out this article on What to do with Leftover Pesto.

Homemade Pesto Sauce Recipe in a mason jar with fresh basil leaves and garlic cloves.

Easy Cranberry Sauce – Here’s the perfect sauce for your holiday celebrations. The rest of the year, you can enjoy this sauce on a turkey sandwich, along with cream cheese, sliced red onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and a sprinkling of sunflower seeds for crunch. Homemade cranberry sauce is made of cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Just four ingredients, and you have a little taste of heaven.

Easy Cranberry Sauce in a ruby bowl set on a red and white quilt and evergreen leaves.

We’ve reached the end of the Best Sauce Recipes.  I hope you enjoyed it.

Let me know in the comments below which sauce recipe you tried and what you thought.

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Please pin the sauce recipes below on your condiment board on Pinterest, so that you can refer back to it.

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Pin for Pinterest Best Homemade Sauce Recipes with three pictures.  One picture is pizza sauce on top of pizza dough, dill sauce in a mason jar, and tzatziki sauce in a white dish.
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