Pasta sauces have evolved through the years. Majority of people perceive pasta sauces as tomato sauces, as our first exposure to pasta sauce, at least for most of us is spaghetti and lasagna sauce. Actually, pasta sauces extend beyond the basic pomodoro, or tomato sauce. A lot of Italian pasta sauces are also cream based, as well as based on other ingredients other than tomato. Thus, there are alfredo sauces, cheese sauces, and pesto sauces that are white, yellow and green; far from the typical red everyone is used to. Even with tomato sauces, there are also a wide variety from the putanesca which has seafood accents to the bolognese, which is tomato sauce paired with meats. For a basic pasta sauce recipe, here is the easy to prepare pomodoro.