Homemade Sauce Recipes

Try mixing your own homemade sauce recipes to cut back on grocery shopping and save yourself and your family from added preservatives.  Also see our page on how to make a white sauce or a roux, which method is used in many recipes here. The online cooking lesson on how to make sauces will help you as well.
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Homemade Sauce Recipes

Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • pinch of seasoning salt
In a saucepan, add butter, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, hot pepper, lemon juice, garlic, mustard and salt. Heat until boiling.

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb. Beef
  • 28 oz + small can of tomatoes equals 5 Cup chopped tomatoes and run through blender
  • 1/2 Cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
Heat oil in pan and sauté onion and garlic.  Stir in herbs and cayenne.  Add beef and cook until browned.  Stir in tomatoes, ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, oregano and pepper.  Pour in stock and bring to boil.  Cover and lower heat simmer for at least 30 minutes or place in crock pot and cook 6-8 hours on low.
homemade spaghetti sauce
Try this recipe for homemade tomato sauce.

Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 Cup water
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Cup ketchup
  • 4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
In a medium bowl or jar with a lid, add ingredients and blend together. Fill small freezer containers and freeze. This recipe should make about 2 1/2- 3 cups of sauce, you can freeze in 1 cup increments and double if this is something you use often.

barbecue chicken
Pour sauce on chicken, pork or beef and cook in the crockpot for an easy meal idea.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Top this homemade fudge sauce on ice cream, cake, pancakes, crepes... whatever you'd like!
fudge sauce

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

To make sauce, melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a pan. Add 2 Tablespoons flour, cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Whisk in 3 cups milk, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. (garlic if desired) Bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer for several minutes. Stir in 3/4 Cup Parmesan cheese.
See more recipe variations of Alfredo sauce.
alfredo with mushrooms

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

  • 1/4 Cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 garlic cloves,  minced
In a quart measuring cup blend ingredients together.
teriyaki chicken

Homemade Pancake Syrup

Top pancakes or waffles with this homemade pancake syrup.
homemade maple syrup

White Homemade Sauce Recipes

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon other seasonings, such as garlic or Italian seasoning if desired
Melt butter. Whisk in flour making a roux. Whisk in milk and seasonings. Simmer until thickens.
Learn how to make a white sauce with photos.
garlic sauce

Asian Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes crushed or ¼ teaspoon red pepper sauce
Add all ingredients in a jar, add a lid and shake. Or use a bowl and whisk ingredients together. Serve with kabobs or as an Asian dip.
satay with peacut sauce

Cream Of Chicken Soup

Replace this homemade cream of chicken soup with the canned version. This is a lot healthier than the canned soups.  And personally we like it a lot better than the canned cream soup!
  • 1/3 cup butter or stick margarine
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup milk
In a saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in flour until it thickens. Whisk in chicken broth and pepper. Bring to a boil until thickens. Whisk in milk and again bring to a boil until thickens. Set aside and allow it to cool.

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

  • 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, diced or sliced
  • 1 onion, shredded or chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 T. flour
  • 2 Cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 Cup heavy cream, milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • salt and pepper
In soup pan, melt butter and saute mushrooms, onion and garlic for several minutes.
Whisk in 2 Tablespoons flour. Blend together. Then add in, 2 Cups chicken broth. Allow to cook several minutes. Add 1 Cup milk and whisk together. Season with a dash of pepper. Heat several minutes and use in any recipe that calls for cream of mushroom soup or enjoy as is.
cream of mushroom soup homemade

Healthy Homemade Ketchup

Most ketchup is made with a base of tomato paste. Thin a can of tomato paste with a little water and apple cider vinegar, mix in some sprinkles of dry mustard, cumin, cinnamon, and salt until you get the consistency and taste you like.

Keep this in the refrigerator for the next time you get the urge for ketchup. Of course, you can add as much salt and sugar as you like; the object is that YOU get to decide how much.

You are also eliminating the preservatives and high fructose corn syrup.

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Homemade Salad Dressings

Homemade Ranch Dressing

  • 3/4 Cup mayonnaiseranch dressing
  • 1/4 Cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 Cup minced celery with leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
In a salad dressing shaker cup or jar add all ingredients. Put on lid and shake. Chill until ready to use.

Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette Ingredients
  • 1 t. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 T. honey
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 4 T. olive oil or any substitute
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Prepare the vinaigrette by adding all ingredients to a small jar and whisking vigorously, blend until creamy.

Reader's Homemade Sauce Recipes

Brown Sugar Mustard Sauce

by Katelyn (Moncks Corner,SC )
  • 1 -1/2 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
Stir all ingredients together. Serves one person

Steak Marinade

steak marinade
  • 1/2 Cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 Cup green onions, chopped and divided
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • few dashes hot sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 lbs. boneless sirloin steak, 1 inch thick
steak kabobs Add soy sauce, onions, lime juice, brown sugar, hot sauce and garlic clove in a ziploc bag. Combine well. Add steak and marinade at least 2 hours. Grill or bake in oven until done.

Healthy Tartar Sauce 

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 TBSP olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 medium Kosher dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 2 TBSP finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl and whisk together to combine. Mixture should be nice and smooth. Chill for at least 1 hours before serving.

More Homemade DIY Recipes

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