Our 7 Favorite Jarred Pasta Sauces

From classic marinara to creamy vodka, these delicious store-bought sauces are sure to perk up any dinner dish.

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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.

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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.

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How To Make Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs

How to Make Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs

Use jarred sauce to make this delicious recipe in a snap on busy nights. (From our partners at Recipe.com)

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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.

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How To Make Quick Skillet Ziti

How to Make Quick Skillet Ziti

If you have a jar of sauce and 15 minutes, you can make this easy ziti that has just four ingredients.  (From our partners at Recipe.com)

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.