Get Sauced: 17 Sauce Recipes for National Sauce Month

A good sauce, savory, sweet or tangy, can elevate any dish or meal to the next level. It's a make or break condiment that, in most cases, is the difference between a good meal and a great meal. That's why we have selected 17 of our best savory and sweet sauce recipes, so that you, too, can celebrate and get a little saucy this March. Pablo Merchán Montes//Unsplash

Get Sauced: 17 Sauce Recipes for National Sauce Month

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Get Sauced: 17 Sauce Recipes for National Sauce Month

With the changing of the seasons, we get longer days, warming weather and… sauce?

So much sauce! March is National Sauce Month and we plan to honor the condiments that enhance our lives, and we want to celebrate with you. The definition of ‘sauce’ is a thick liquid served with food, usually savory dishes, to add moistness and flavor.  But, we think that sauce is a lot more exciting than that definition leads you to think.

A good sauce, savory, sweet or tangy, can elevate any dish or meal to the next level. It’s a make or break condiment that, in most cases, is the difference between a good meal and a great meal. That’s why we have selected 17 of our best savory and sweet sauce recipes, so that you, too, can celebrate and get a little saucy this March.

Savory Sauces

Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce

Combine your favorite cocktail and appetizer into one mouthwatering bite when you make this perfect-for-steak dipping sauce.

Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce//Chinet

Combine your favorite cocktail and appetizer into one mouthwatering bite when you make this perfect-for-steak dipping sauce.

Classic Horseradish Sauce

Sure, prime rib is primo and roast beef rocks, but both are better with an easy-to-prepare sauce for dipping. Why wouldn’t you spend five minutes on this horseradish sauce that will leave your guests asking for another dollop?

90 Second Horseradish Sauce//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Sure, prime rib is primo and roast beef rocks, but both are better with an easy-to-prepare sauce for dipping. Why wouldn’t you spend five minutes on this horseradish sauce that will leave your guests asking for another dollop?

Creamy Herb Dipping Sauce

This versatile sauce makes a delightful dip for fresh-cut veggies, bread or a variety of snack chips. Great for those Big Game watchers who want to snack a little healthier.

Creamy Herb Dipping Sauce//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This versatile sauce makes a delightful dip for fresh-cut veggies, bread or a variety of snack chips. Great for those Big Game watchers who want to snack a little healthier.

No Jar Marinara 

The fresh herbs and vegetables create an aroma that will bring the whole family to the dinner table before you even have to ask.

No Jar Marina//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

The fresh herbs and vegetables create an aroma that will bring the whole family to the dinner table before you even have to ask.

Broccoli and Thai Tahini Sauce

"The superstar of the recipe is the sauce – inspired by the flavors found in a traditional Thai Peanut sauce, but with the benefits of being soy-free, nut-free, and sugar-free! Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds (a great source copper, manganese, and calcium among many other minerals), is used in place of the peanut butter. The tahini sauce is tangy, tart, nutty, and smoky making it an amazing dip for raw and steamed vegetables alike."

Broccoli With Thai Tahini Sauce from Ritual Wellness via Project Juice

The superstar of this recipe is the sauce, which is inspired by a traditional Thai peanut sauce. This tahini is tangy, tart, nutty and smoky, making it an amazing dip for raw or steamed veggies.

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

This recipe is exotic, yet still approachable, making for an easy appetizer with bold flavor! Inspired by Gado-Gado, an Indonesian vegetable dish served with a similar sauce, this pairs well with anything.

Valerie’s Home Cooking: Chicken Satay w/ Peanut Sauce// Photography Alison Miksch; Food Styling Margaret Dickey; Prop Styling Lindsey Lower.

This recipe is exotic, yet still approachable, making for an easy appetizer with bold flavor! Inspired by Gado-Gado, an Indonesian vegetable dish served with a similar sauce, this pairs well with anything.

Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce

Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce takes just a few steps to make, and makes your kitchen smell amazing!

Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce takes just a few steps to make, and makes your kitchen smell amazing!

Chimichurri Sauce

Get a taste of South America without ever leaving home. Your family will marvel at this homemade Chimichurri sauce made with healthy ingredients like parsley, garlic, olive oil, jalapeno & vinegar.

Chimichurri Sauce//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Get a taste of South America without ever leaving home. Your family will marvel at this homemade Chimichurri sauce made with healthy ingredients like parsley, garlic, olive oil, jalapeno & vinegar.

Sweet Sauces

Raspberry Crepe with Lemon Sauce

This is a homemade Lemon Sauce prepared with fresh lemon, grated lemon peel, butter, sugar and more. The Raspberry Crepe is an added bonus, but this Lemon Sauce would be great on any dessert.

Raspberry Crepe with Lemon Sauce//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This is a homemade Lemon Sauce prepared with fresh lemon, grated lemon peel, butter, sugar and more. The Raspberry Crepe is an added bonus, but this Lemon Sauce would be great on any dessert.

Dark Chocolate Sauce

This dark glossy artisan-style dark chocolate sauce has a rich bittersweet chocolate flavor, velvety smooth texture and tastes wonderful served warm, drizzled over ice cream and desserts.

Dark Chocolate Sauce//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This dark glossy artisan-style dark chocolate sauce has a rich bittersweet chocolate flavor, velvety smooth texture and tastes wonderful served warm, drizzled over ice cream and desserts.

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

This tangy, spicy and sweet barbecue sauce combines unexpected flavors such as Dijon mustard, blueberries, cayenne pepper, and fresh jalapeno into one deliciously decadent sauce.

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce//Fresh from Florida

This tangy, spicy and sweet barbecue sauce combines unexpected flavors such as Dijon mustard, blueberries, cayenne pepper, and fresh jalapeno into one deliciously decadent sauce.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Shrimp with Cherry Cola BBQ Sauce

The sauce is sweet with a hint of Cherry Coke, and once it connects with the jalapeño, it sits on the tongue with an exciting contrast of hot and sweet and savory. It goes well with a cold cocktail or even a light beer. These will disappear quickly.

Valerie’s Home Cooking: Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp w/ Cherry Cola Sauce – Photography Alison Miksch; Food Styling Margaret Dickey; Prop Styling Lindsey Lower

The sauce is sweet with a hint of Cherry Coke, and once it connects with the jalapeño, it sits on the tongue with an exciting contrast of hot and sweet and savory. It goes well with a cold cocktail or even a light beer.

Apricot Madeira Sauce over Slow-Braised Aussie Lamb

The roast lamb, slow-braised in chicken stock with mirepoix, Madeira, fresh thyme and apricot jam, fills the house with rich aromas in anticipation of a festive dinner.

Slow-Braised Aussie Lamb with Apricot Madeira Sauce//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

The roast lamb, slow-braised in chicken stock with mirepoix, Madeira, fresh thyme and apricot jam, fills the house with rich aromas in anticipation of a festive dinner.

Apple Pear Butter

Tangy-sweet apples and ripe orchard pears are slow-simmered until thick and bubbling-hot. Flavored with apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, this easy-to-prepare sauce is amazing.

Apple Pear Butter//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Tangy-sweet apples and ripe orchard pears are slow-simmered until thick and bubbling-hot. Flavored with apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, this easy-to-prepare sauce is amazing.

Asian Stir-Fry with Sesame Chili-Orange Sauce

This fresh, colorful Asian vegetable stir-fry features crisp bok choy, snow peas, orange bell pepper and scallions tossed in an aromatic chili orange glaze with ginger and toasted sesame oil.

Asian Vegetable Stir-Fry with Sesame Chili Orange Sauce//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This fresh, colorful Asian vegetable stir-fry features crisp bok choy, snow peas, orange bell pepper and scallions tossed in an aromatic chili orange glaze with ginger and toasted sesame oil.

Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Balsamic BBQ Sauce is a wonderful barbecue sauce that simmers while you cook your meat of choice. Tangy and a little sweet, easily adaptable, and fun to make on your own.

Balsamic BBQ Sauce//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Balsamic BBQ Sauce is a wonderful barbecue sauce that simmers while you cook your meat of choice. Tangy and a little sweet, easily adaptable, and fun to make on your own.

Cherry Whiskey Cream Sauce

By combining whiskey, cherry juice, Madagascar vanilla bean, and more, you'll create a mouthwatering cream sauce that's the perfect complement to your bread pudding. 

Cherry Bread Pudding with Cherry Whiskey Cream Sauce//Photo: Chef Ace Champion

By combining whiskey, cherry juice, Madagascar vanilla bean, and more, you’ll create a mouthwatering cream sauce that’s the perfect complement to your bread pudding.

 

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