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In Just Add Sauce, you’ll be able to choose your own adventure. Start with sauce and then plan your meal, or start with your protein and find the perfect sauce from our suggestions. With more than 175 sauces at your fingertips, you’ll be able to turn anything you cook into a great meal.

Drizzle, Dollop, and Dip: Stand-Alone Sauces to Put On Everything

Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise
Herbed Mayonnaise
Saffron Rouille
Tartar Sauce
Use Them In:
Chicken Bouillabaise with Rouille
Crunchy Oven-Fried Fish with Tartar Sauce
Roasted Artichokes with Herbed Mayonnaise
Fideos with Chickpeas, Kale, and Aïoli

Beurre Blanc and Hollandaise
Classic Beurre Blanc
Ginger Beurre Blanc
Orange Beurre Blanc
Rosemary Beurre Blanc
Foolproof Hollandaise
Foolproof Saffron Hollandaise
Foolproof Mustard-Dill Hollandaise
Foolproof Béarnaise Sauce
Use Them In:
Pan-Seared Scallops with Orange Beurre Blanc
Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Rosemary Beurre Blanc
Eggs Benedict with Foolproof Hollandaise
Roasted Asparagus with Mustard-Dill Hollandaise

Yogurt and Sour Cream Sauces
Yogurt Sauce
Yogurt-Herb Sauce
Yogurt-Tahini Sauce
Horseradish–Sour Cream Sauce
Spicy Avocado–Sour Cream Sauce
Use Them In:
Brown Rice Burrito Bowls with Spicy Avocado–Sour Cream Sauce
Za'atar Rubbed Chicken with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce
Slow-Roast Beef with Horseradish–Sour Cream Sauce
Pan-Seared Salmon with Lentils and Yogurt-Herb Sauce

Condiment Sauces
Classic Burger Sauce
Malt Vinegar–Molasses Burger Sauce
Chili-Lime Burger Sauce
Cocktail Sauce
Barbecue Dipping Sauce
Sweet-and-Sour Dipping Sauce
Scallion Dipping Sauce
Hoisin-Peanut Dipping Sauce
Use Them In:
Classic Shrimp Cocktail
Spring Rolls with Hoisin-Peanut Dipping Sauce
Chicken Nuggets with Sweet-and-Sour Dipping Sauce
Juicy Pub-Style Burgers with Classic Burger Sauce

Nut and Seed Sauces
Mediterranean Almond Sauce
Mediterranean Pistachio and Currant Sauce
Mediterranean Walnut and Red Pepper Sauce
Pumpkin Seed Sauce
Tahini Sauce
Use Them In:
Chicken Leg Quarters with Mediterranean Pistachio and Currant Sauce
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pumpkin Seed Sauce
Grilled Tuna Steaks with Romesco
Broiled Eggplant with Pomegranate and Tahini Sauce

Herb Sauces
Salsa Verde
Lemon-Basil Salsa Verde
Salsa Verde with Arugula
Mint Persillade
Use Them In:
Chicken Breasts with Lemon-Basil Salsa Verde
New York Strip Steaks with Crispy Potatoes and Chimichurri
Cauliflower Steaks with Chermoula
Roasted Root Vegetables with Mint Persillade

Punch Up Your Plate: Zesty Relishes, Chutneys, and Salsas

Grapefruit-Basil Relish
Tangerine-Ginger Relish
Orange-Avocado Relish
Onion-Balsamic Relish
Sicilian Eggplant Relish
Tangy Corn Relish
Use Them In:
Grilled Southwestern Steak Tips with Tangy Corn Relish
Pan-Roasted Fish Fillets with Grapefruit-Basil Relish
Slow-Cooked Whole Carrots with Onion-Balsamic Relish

Mango-Peach Chutney
Pear-Walnut Chutney
Spiced Apple Chutney
Green Tomato Chutney
Cilantro-Mint Chutney
Red Bell Pepper Chutney
Use Them In:
Baked Brie en Croûte with Mango-Peach Chutney
Nut-Crusted Chicken Breasts with Spiced Apple Chutney
Indian-Style Vegetable Curry with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Cooked Fruit Sauces
Simple Cranberry Sauce
Simple Cranberry-Orange Sauce
Simple Cranberry Sauce with Champagne and Currants
Peach-Mustard Sauce
Cherry-Port Sauce
Spicy Plum Sauce with Sesame Oil and Ginger
Use Them In:
Smoked Turkey Panini with Simple Cranberry Sauce
Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peach-Mustard Sauce

One-Minute Tomato Salsa
One-Minute Tomato and Black Bean Salsa
One-Minute Smoky Tomato and Green Pepper Salsa
Tomatillo Salsa
Pineapple-Avocado Salsa
Mango-Mint Salsa
Use Them In:
Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa
Grilled Blackened Red Snapper with Pineapple-Avocado Salsa
Quinoa Salad with Mango-Mint Salsa

Dress a Salad: Vinaigrettes and Dressings for More Than Just Greens

Make-Ahead Vinaigrettes
Make-Ahead White Wine Vinaigrette
Make-Ahead Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette
Make-Ahead Balsamic-Fennel Vinaigrette
Make-Ahead Cider-Caraway Vinaigrette

Herb Vinaigrettes
Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
Tarragon-Caper Vinaigrette
Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Fruit Juice Vinaigrettes
Pomegranate-Honey Vinaigrette
Cranberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette
Apple Cider-Sage Vinaigrette
Orange-Ginger Vinaigrette
Use Them In:
Arugula Salad with Pears and Apple Cider–Sage Vinaigrette
Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Pomegranate-Honey Vinaigrette
Salad Niçoise with Tarragon-Caper Vinaigrette
Citrus Salad with Orange-Ginger Vinaigrette
Shaved Mushroom and Celery Salad with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
Roasted Beet Salad with Cider-Caraway Vinaigrette
Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic-Fennel Vinaigrette
Spiced Lentil Salad with Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette

Warm Vinaigrettes
Warm Mustard-Pistachio Vinaigrette
Warm Bacon-Pecan Vinaigrette
Warm Brown Butter–Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Use Them In:
Bitter Greens Salad with Warm Mustard-Pistachio Vinaigrette
Frisée Salad with Warm Brown Butter–Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon-Pecan Vinaigrette

Creamy Dressings
Ranch Dressing
Peppercorn Ranch Dressing
Buffalo Ranch Dressing
Green Goddess Dressing
Blue Cheese Dressing
Creamy Italian Dressing

Nondairy Creamy Dressings
Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing
Creamy Roasted Garlic and Balsamic Dressing
Creamy Roasted Garlic and Miso Dressing
Creamy Peanut-Sesame Dressing
Creamy Tahini-Lemon Dressing
Creamy Avocado Dressing
Use Them In:
Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Cucumber Salad with Creamy Roasted Garlic and Miso Dressing
Bulgur Salad with Grapes and Creamy Tahini-Lemon Dressing
Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Creamy Peanut-Sesame Dressing

Caesar Dressings
Classic Caesar Dressing
Southwestern Caesar Dressing
Asiago-Bacon Caesar Dressing
Use Them In:
Classic Caesar Salad
Green Bean Salad with Asiago-Bacon Caesar Dressing

Bold Dressings
Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing
Olive-Rosemary Dressing 
Roasted Red Pepper Dressing
Use Them In:
Fusilli Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing
Grilled Vegetable and Bread Salad with Olive-Rosemary Dressing

Toss with Pasta (and More): All the Classics and Then Some

Classic Basil Pesto
Toasted Walnut and Parsley Pesto
Arugula and Ricotta Pesto
Kale and Sunflower Seed Pesto
Green Olive and Orange Pesto
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Use Them In:
Tomato Bruschetta with Kale and Sunflower Seed Pesto
Provençal Vegetable Soup with Classic Basil Pesto
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto–Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Ratatouille
Gemelli with Potatoes and Arugula and Ricotta Pesto

Quick Tomato Sauces
Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil
Fresh Tomato Sauce with Onion and Bacon
Puttanesca Sauce
Arrabiatta Sauce
No-Cook Tomato Sauce
Use Them In:
Chicken Parmesan with Arrabiatta Sauce
Ultimate New York–Style Pizza
Fresh Pasta with Garlic and Basil Tomato Sauce

Marinara Sauces
Classic Marinara Sauce
Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce
Vodka Cream Marinara Sauce
Garden Vegetable Marinara Sauce (preview recipe online)
Use Them In:
Baked Rigatoni with Garden Vegetable Marinara Sauce (preview recipe online)
Stuffed Shells with Vodka Cream Marinara Sauce
Spaghetti with Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

Meat Sauces
Slow-Simmered Meat Sauce
Slow-Simmered Meat Sauce with Fennel and Orange
Slow-Simmered Meat Sauce with Warm Spices
Use Them In:
Ragu alla Bolognese
Lasagna with Ragu alla Bolognese
Fluffy Baked Polenta with Slow-Simmered Meat Sauce

Cream, Butter, and Cheese Sauces
Garlic Cream Sauce
Porcini Cream Sauce
Gorgonzola-Walnut Cream Sauce
Alfredo Sauce
Cheese Sauce
Brown Butter–Sage Sauce
Use Them In:
Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter–Sage Sauce
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Baked Penne with Artichokes and Garlic Cream Sauce

Sear It and Sauce It: Fond Is Your Friend

Wine Reduction Sauces
Red Wine Pan Sauce
Red Wine–Orange Pan Sauce
Red Wine–Peppercorn Pan Sauce
Leek and White Wine Pan Sauce
Porcini-Marsala Pan Sauce
Port-Cherry Pan Sauce
Use Them In:
Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Porcini-Marsala Pan Sauce
Roasted Bone-In Chicken Breasts with Leek and White Wine Pan Sauce
Pan-Seared Thick Cut Strip Steaks with Red Wine Pan Sauce
Sautéed Pork Chops with Port-Cherry Pan Sauce

Bold Pan Sauces
Mustard Pan Sauce
Mustard-Cream Pan Sauce
Mustard-Fennel Pan Sauce
Thyme–Sherry Vinegar Pan Sauce
Lemon-Caper Pan Sauce
Hoisin-Sesame Pan Sauce
Use Them In:
Pan-Fried Sole with Lemon-Caper Pan Sauce
Roast Chicken with Thyme–Sherry Vinegar Pan Sauce
Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Apples and Mustard-Cream Pan Sauce
Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloins with Hoisin-Sesame Pan Sauce

All-Purpose Gravy
All-Purpose Mushroom Gravy
All-Purpose Gravy with Tarragon and Sherry
Use Them In:
Pan-Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy
Garlic-Roasted Top Sirloin and Gravy with Tarragon and Sherry
Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

Instant Stir-Fry: For Rice, Noodles, and Everything Else

All-Purpose Stir-Fry Sauces
Classic Stir-Fry Sauce 
Ginger-Scallion Stir-Fry Sauce
Garlic-Oyster Stir-Fry Sauce
Five-Spice Stir-Fry Sauce
Sweet-and-Sour Stir-Fry Sauce
Teriyaki Stir-Fry Sauce
Sichuan Stir Fry Sauce
Use Them In:
Sweet and Sour Chicken with Broccoli and Cashews
Teriyaki Beef with Green Beans and Shiitakes
Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork 
Five-Spice Stir-Fried Eggplant

Sauces for Stir-Fried Noodles and Rice
Classic Lo Mein Sauce
Hot and Sour Lo Mein Sauce
Garlic-Basil Lo Mein Sauce
Pad Thai Sauce
Singapore Noodle Sauce
Classic Fried-Rice Sauce 
Orange-Sesame Fried-Rice Sauce
Spicy Korean Fried-Rice Sauce
Indonesian Fried-Rice Sauce (preview recipe online)
Use Them In:
Classic Beef Lo Mein with Broccoli and Bell Pepper
Hot and Sour Pork Lo Mein with Shiitakes and Napa Cabbage
Everyday Pad Thai
Singapore Noodles
Classic Fried Rice with Peas and Bean Sprouts
Orange-Sesame Fried Brown Rice with Ham and Bell Pepper
Indonesian-Style Fried Rice (preview recipe online)

Simmer Up a Meal: Sauces That Jump-Start Dinner

Curry Simmering Sauces
Indian Curry Simmering Sauce
Mango Curry Simmering Sauce
Coconut Curry Simmering Sauce
Vindaloo Simmering Sauce
Thai Red Curry Simmering Sauce
Thai Green Curry Simmering Sauce
Use Them In:
Indian Chicken Curry
Thai Red Curry Beef
Lamb Vindaloo
Braised Winter Greens and Squash with Thai Green Curry

Mexican and Tex-Mex Simmering Sauces
Mole Poblano Simmering Sauce
Mole Negro Simmering Sauce
Mole Verde Simmering Sauce
Southwestern Chili Simmering Sauce
Red Enchilada Simmering Sauce
Green Enchilada Simmering Sauce
Use Them In:
Green Chicken Enchiladas
Texas-Style Chili con Carne
Braised Pork Loin with Mole Poblano

All-American Simmering Sauces
Yankee Pot Roast Simmering Sauce
Rosemary–Red Wine Simmering Sauce
Mustard-Beer Simmering Sauce (preview recipe online)
Use Them In:
Pot Roast with Rosemary-Red Wine Sauce
Braised Short Ribs with Mustard-Beer Sauce (preview recipe online)

Italian Simmering Sauces
Pomodoro Simmering Sauce
Pomodoro Simmering Sauce with Mushrooms and Red Wine
Pomodoro Simmering Sauce with Fennel and Capers
Use Them In:
Classic Pot Roast with Rosemary–Red Wine Simmering Sauce
Mustard-Beer Braised Short Ribs
Chicken Pomodoro with Mushrooms and Red Wine
Braised Cod Pomodoro

Asian Simmering Sauces
Ginger-Sesame Simmering Sauce
Sichuan-Ginger Simmering Sauce
Orange–Thai Chile Simmering Sauce
Kung Pao Simmering Sauce
Filipino-Style Adobo Simmering Sauce
Pineapple-Ginger Simmering Sauce
Use Them In:
Ginger-Sesame Braised Chicken Thighs
Sweet and Tangy Braised Pork
Filipino-Style Pork Adobo
Kung Pao Shrimp

Slather Then Serve: Double-Duty Sauces for Before and After Cooking

Barbecue Sauces
Classic Barbecue Sauce
Spicy Barbecue Sauce
Smoky Barbecue Sauce
Chinese-Style Barbecue Sauce
Honey-Mustard Barbecue Sauce
Cranberry Barbecue Sauce
Lexington Barbecue Sauce
South Carolina Barbecue Sauce
Rio Grande Barbecue Sauce
Use Them In:
Classic Barbecued Chicken (Classic)
Chinese-Style Grill-Roasted Short Ribs
Smoky Barbecued Pork Chops with Succotash Salad
Barbecued Pulled Pork 
Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf with Smoky Barbecue Sauce
Honey-Mustard Barbecued Tofu

Apple-Mustard Glaze
Orange-Chipotle Glaze
Spicy Hoisin Glaze
Spicy Coconut–Red Curry Glaze
Pomegranate Glaze
Brown Sugar–Balsamic Glaze
Honey-Mustard Glaze
Use Them In:
Honey-Mustard Glazed Grill-Roasted Chicken
Pomegranate Glazed Roasted Quail
Apple-Mustard Glazed Pork Loin
Spicy Hoisin Glazed Salmon
Orange-Chipotle Glazed Shrimp Skewers
Brown Sugar–Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms

Marinating Sauces
Parsley-Shallot Marinating Sauce (preview recipe online)
Mint-Rosemary Marinating Sauce
Thyme-Garlic Marinating Sauce
Ginger-Soy Marinating Sauce
Tandoori Marinating Sauce
Harissa Marinating Sauce
Use Them In:
Tandoori Chicken
Roast Chicken Parts with Parsley-Shallot Marinating Sauce (preview recipe online)
Flank Steak with Ginger-Soy Marinating Sauce
Roast Pork Tenderloin with Thyme-Garlic Marinating Sauce
Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Mint-Rosemary Marinating Sauce

Spoon Over Dessert: Sauces to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Chocolate Sauces
Classic Hot Fudge Sauce
Orange Hot Fudge Sauce
Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sauce
Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce
Peppermint-White Chocolate Sauce
Chocolate-Port Sauce
Magic Chocolate Shell Sauce
Use Them In:
Churros with Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce
Chocolate Milkshakes with Classic Hot Fudge Sauce
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate-Port Sauce

Caramel Sauces
Classic Caramel Sauce
Salted Caramel Sauce
Caramel-Chocolate-Pecan Sauce (preview recipe online)
Dark Rum Caramel Sauce
Orange-Espresso Caramel Sauce
Butterscotch Sauce
Bourbon-Brown Sugar Sauce
Caramel Turtle Sauce
Use Them In:
Apple Turnovers with Classic Caramel Sauce
Roasted Pears with Dark Rum Caramel Sauce
Individual Pudding Cakes with Butterscotch Sauce
Caramel Turtle Icebox Pie (preview recipe online)

Fruit Sauces
Mixed Berry Coulis
Raspberry-Lime Coulis
Blueberry-Cinnamon Coulis
Easy Strawberry Sauce
Peach-Bourbon Sauce
Apple-Cinnamon Sauce
Use Them In:
Foolproof New York Cheesecake with Blueberry Cinnamon Coulis
Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Coulis
Strawberry Shortcakes 
German Pancake with Apple-Cinnamon Sauce

Egg- and Cream-Based Sauces
Crème Anglaise
Orange Crème Anglaise
Coffee Crème Anglaise
Earl Grey Crème Anglaise
Lemon Curd
Dulce de Leche Sauce
Use Them In:
Tres Leches Cakes with Dulce de Leche Sauce
Easy Pound Cake with Lemon Curd
Pecan Bread Pudding with Orange Crème Anglaise
Individual Berry Gratins with Sabayon

A Revolutionary New Cookbook

Make Sauce Your Secret Weapon Just Add Sauce

Let sauce be your secret weapon in the kitchen. From dolloping on vegetables to drizzling on steak, simmering up curries, and stir-frying noodles, instantly make everything you cook taste better with hundreds of flavorful, modern sauces paired with easy recipes that use them in creative, inspired ways.