The Best Homemade Sauces to Elevate Any Dish

The Best Homemade Sauces to Take Any Meal to the Next Level


The perfect sauce is one of the most enjoyable things in life. You know, one of those sauces that makes your mouth water and makes your eyes roll back in your head? Yes, I’m talking about sauces like tomato and Alfredo that you make at home. But today we’ll talk about ways to make homemade sauces taste even better than they already do. We’ll look at five different kinds of sauces that are all easy to make at home and very tasty.

Sauce Blanche

White sauce is a traditional French sauce that goes with a lot of different foods. It is made with butter, flour, and milk, and herbs or spices (like nutmeg) can be added to make it taste different. When you make white sauce at home, it’s important to know that there are many ways to make it. Some use egg yolks instead of whole eggs, while others add lemon juice or cream. But they all have one thing in common: they’re all delicious!

White Sauce Recipe:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce is a staple of Italian food, and it’s easy to make at home.

Marinara sauce is mostly made of tomatoes, which are the main ingredient. Marinara can have other veggies like onions and garlic, herbs like oregano or basil, salt, pepper, sugar (if you want it sweet), and olive oil to make it rich. The ingredients are cooked until they are soft enough to puree in a food processor or blender. The puree can then be used in many recipes, like lasagna noodles with cheese sauce on top or chicken Parmesan sandwiches on crusty bread.

Marinara sauce can be kept in the fridge for up to a week after it has been made, though its taste will probably change.

Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo sauce is a creamy cheese sauce made with butter and Parmesan cheese. It goes well with pasta and other foods that need more taste.

To make it, melt butter in a pan over medium heat, then stir in chopped Parmesan cheese until it melts. Add the heavy cream and whisk constantly until the mixture is smooth and thickened (about 2 minutes). Add salt and pepper to taste, then pour over your favorite dish right away!

You can use this recipe instead of standard alfredo sauce if you want something healthier or vegan-friendly. You’ll still get all the creamy goodness without all the calories!

Pan Gravy

This simple sauce will make any food taste better. It’s easy to make and a great way to use up leftovers, but you could make it even if you don’t have any!

Pour out all of the oil from your pan except for 1 tablespoon. You can save this for another recipe. Add the flour and cook over medium heat until the flour is lightly browned. This should only take a few minutes, but be careful not to burn it. Pour in the water or broth while stirring constantly until the mixture is smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil while continuing to stir constantly for about 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. If needed, add salt and pepper. If you want more taste, you can add wine or milk. Wine will add depth to the flavor, while milk will make it creamier.

Pesto Dip

Pesto dip goes well with pasta, but you can also use it as a spread on a burger or just eat it with crackers and vegetables. It’s easy to make and can be done ahead of time. Here are some suggestions on how to make the best pesto dip:

Pick the right things to use. You’ll need a lot of fresh basil leaves (about 1 cup), pine nuts or walnuts (about 1/4 cup), Parmesan cheese (about 1/4 cup), olive oil (about 1/3 cup), and two garlic cloves. At this point, you could also add salt and pepper to your pesto dip if you think it would make it taste better.

Mix everything until it’s smooth, but don’t do it too much! If you blend for too long, all those wonderful oils will start to separate from their emulsifiers, just like water does when ice cubes get too cold on hot days. No one wants soggy breadsticks, after all:)

Frosting with buttercream

Buttercream frosting is a sweet, smooth icing made from butter, powdered sugar, and milk or cream. It’s great for filling and frosting cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and pies. There are many ways to add taste to buttercream, like vanilla extract or lemon zest, but cocoa powder is one of my favorites! The taste of chocolate goes well with vanilla cake or any other sweet that you want to be rich but not too much.

Because this recipe uses a full cup of milk, which is more liquid than some others, it won’t whip up into stiff peaks like other frostings do. Instead, it will have a light texture that holds its shape when piped onto cakes and cookies and doesn’t melt into them right away like some heavier recipes can when used in hot weather, like at outdoor parties in the summer where there may be direct sunlight.

Any meal can be made better with these sauces you make at home.

One of the best ways to improve your cooking is to use sauces. They can be made with many different things, and it’s easy to keep them in the fridge for later. A simple sauce can be used as a side dish or dip for a main food, giving it more flavor and texture without taking too much time or space to make.

Some sauces are better warm, while others are better cold. Some sauces need to be blended, while others only need to be mixed by hand. But no matter how you make them, homemade sauces will make your favorite foods taste even better.


We hope this list has given you ideas for new sauces you can make at home. They’re a great way to make your foods look better and give them more flavor. If you want more ideas for recipes, check out our other blog posts about food.