Quick pasta sauces



Add these delicious, yet simple, pasta sauces to your repertoire and you'll never be short of ideas at dinner time.

Pasta can be one of the easiest meals to throw together. You can make a tasty dish using only pasta and one of these sauces.


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5 Min
25 Min



  • 2 large
    basil bunches
  • 1
    crushed garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp
    shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    pine nuts and
  • 1/3 c
    weight watchers balsamic dressing.

  • 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 c
    diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
    tomato paste
  • 1/4 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c

  • 1/4
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh oregano,
  • 1
    crushed garlic clove
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 bottle
    sun dried tomatoes, dry packed (not oil)

How to Make Quick pasta sauces


  1. Healthy basil pesto
    Serves: 6
    POINTS value per 2 ( 1/2 tbs)

    Process leaves from 2 large basil bunches with 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 tbs shredded parmesan cheese, 1 tbs pine nuts and 1/3 cup Weight Watchers Balsamic Dressing.
  2. Speedy Bolognese
    Serves: 4
    POINTS value per serve: 4

    Cook 1/2 lb lean beef mince in a non-stick pan until browned. Add 1 cup diced tomatoes, 1/4 cup tomato paste,1/3 cup herbs and 1/3 cup water. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Sun-dried tomato tapenade
    Serves: 4
    POINTS value per serve: 1/2 tbs

    Process 1 bottle sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil), 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 tbs chopped fresh oregano, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 tbs balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup water.

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Course/Dish: Other Sauces Dressings

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