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Simple Sauces 4 Ways

With the new Goodful immersion blender, store-bought sauces will be a thing of the past.

Classic Marinara

Servings: 6-8


1⁄4 cup olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

8 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Pinch of red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 28-ounce cans of whole peeled tomatoes 2 whole sprigs of fresh basil

1⁄4 cup chopped fresh basil

For Serving:

Cooked spaghetti

Shredded Parmesan cheese Torn fresh basil


  1. In a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat until shimmering. Add the onion and sauté for 7-10 minutes, until translucent.

  2. Add the garlic and ​sauté​ until fragrant, 1-2 minutes more. Add the oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook for 30 seconds, then add the tomato paste. Stir to combine and cook for another minute.

  3. Add the canned tomatoes, breaking the tomatoes up with a wooden spoon. Bring to a simmer, then add the basil sprigs. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and gently simmer for 25-30 minutes.

  4. Remove the sauce from heat. Use Macy’s Goodful Immersion Blender to puree the marinara. Season to taste with salt and pepper as needed. Stir in the chopped basil.

  5. Serve immediately over spaghetti, topped with Parmesan and torn basil.

  6. Enjoy!

Vodka Sauce

Servings: 4


2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil

2 shallots, minced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes 1⁄4 cup vodka

1⁄2 cup full-fat Greek yogurt

For Serving:
Cooked pasta, such as penne or rigatoni Shaved Parmesan cheese
Chopped fresh parsley
Chopped fresh basil


  1. In a stock pot, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the shallots and ​sauté​ for 3-5 minutes, until translucent.

  2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomato paste, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook for 1 more minute.

  3. Add the canned tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Remove the pot from heat and add the vodka. Return to medium-low heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the scent of alcohol has evaporated. Stir in the Greek yogurt and cook until warmed through, 1–2 minutes.

  5. Remove the pot from the heat. Use the Goodful Handheld Immersion Blender to puree the sauce.

  6. Serve immediately over pasta, topped with Parmesan, parsley, and basil.

  7. Enjoy!

Caesar Dressing

Servings: 4-6


1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1⁄2 cup mayonnaise

11⁄2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

2 small cloves garlic, minced

1⁄2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1⁄4 teaspoon hot sauce

1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 1⁄8 teaspoon white pepper

2 tablespoons water, plus more as needed

For Serving:
Chopped romaine lettuce Croutons


  1. Place the Parmesan, mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper in the cup of the Goodful Handheld Immersion Blender. Blend together on high speed. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue blending until a creamy dressing is achieved.

  2. Toss the dressing with chopped romaine and top with croutons.

  3. Enjoy!

Walnut Pesto

Servings: 4


1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts

1 clove garlic, minced

1⁄4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

4 cups fresh basil, lightly packed, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1⁄2 cup olive oil

Options for Serving:

Dip for veggies

Over chicken, fish or steak Spread over crusty bread


  1. Place all ingredients in the cup of the Goodful Handheld Immersion Blender. Blend on low speed until a chunky paste is achieved. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container topped with a layer of olive oil in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  2. Enjoy!