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Our 7 Favorite Jarred Pasta Sauces

  • Courtesy of Del Grasso

    La Famiglia DelGrosso

    This all-natural line features eight delicious family recipes that range from classic (Aunt Mary Ann's Sunday Marinara) to spicy (Uncle Fred's Fireworks Sauce).

    Flavors to Try: Uncle Joe's Vodka Celebration, Aunt Mary Ann's Sunday Marinara, Uncle Fred's Fireworks

    Available at most major supermarkets, $8.

  • Courtesy of Victoria

    Victoria

    Made from 100 percent pure imported Italian tomatoes and olive oil, Victoria's sauces bring the tastes of Italy into your kitchen.

    Flavors to Try: Marinara, Crumbled Sausage, "The Original" Vodka

    Available at most major supermarkets, from $6.

  • Courtesy of Newman's Own

    Newman's Own

    Newman's Own boasts tons of tasty varieties—from Tomato & Basil to Five Cheese—and great value, at just $3 a jar.

    Flavors to Try: Alfredo, Marinara, Tomato & Basil, Sockarooni

    Available at most major supermarkets, $3.

  • Courtesy of Mezzetta

    Mezzetta

    Infused with Napa Valley wine, these unique sauces have an extra touch of depth and flavor.

    Flavors to Try: Creamy Marinara, Homemade Style Marinara

    Available at www.mezzetta.com, $7.

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  • Courtesy of Rao's Homemade

    Rao's Homemade

    With its simple, homemade taste, Rao's has earned the title "best sauce in New York."

    Flavors to Try: Tomato Basil, Marinara, Arrabbiata

    Available at most major supermarkets, $8.

  • Courtesy of Amy's

    Amy's

    Amy's great-tasting sauces have major health cred—they're low in sodium and made with organic ingredients.

    Flavors to Try: Organic Low Sodium Marinara, Organic Family Marinara, Organic Tomato Basil

    Available at most major supermarkets, $8.

  • Courtesy of Bertolli

    Bertolli

    New varieties, like spicy Arrabbiata or creamy Four Cheese Rosa, bring restaurant-quality sauce to your dinner table.

    Flavors to Try: Arrabbiata, Four Cheese Rosa

    Available at most major supermarkets, $3.

  • Courtesy of Rao's Homemade

    3 New Ideas for Pasta Sauce

    • Simmer 1 pound trimmed green beans and 2 sliced, seeded Italian frying peppers in 2 cups marinara sauce for 10 minutes, until tender.

    • Add 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes to 2 cups garden-style pasta sauce. Stir in 1 can whole clams and 1/2 pound shrimp. Simmer 3 minutes. Stir in 1 can crabmeat; serve over cooked linguine.

    • Beat 3 eggs and 2 tablespoons each four-cheese pasta sauce and shredded mozzarella. Pour into a nonstick pan; scramble.

    Originally published in June 2010 on FamilyCircle.com.

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