Store-Bought Pasta Sauce Overlooked, Best Sauces This Spring

Grocers have a plethora of options

Charlotte Opp, Editor Emerita

I’m sure like me, many of you love pasta and find yourself enjoying a bowl after a long day at school. When preparing your pasta, though, it can be tough knowing what kind of red sauce to pair with the noodles. Hopefully, my suggestions will prod you to try a new pasta sauce that could become your new favorite. 

Starting off, one of my all-time favorite pasta sauces is the Broders’ Classic Bolognese sauce with traditional meat sauce. This sauce is sold for $10.99 in a 16oz container size which is a little bit on the pricier side, but I think that it’s totally worth it. The sauce tastes like your classic red sauce with delicious chunks of pork and beef along with bits of carrot to add more texture. The sauce is also made with garlic and onions to enhance the flavor. It is the same sauce that Broders uses in their restaurant and is made in hopes of letting people replicate Broders’ delicious pasta dishes at home. The sauce is made here in Minnesota with an Italian-inspired recipe. The sauce is super convenient to use since after making noodles you can throw on the sauce, and throw it in the microwave to get a restaurant-like result. 

Another safe bet is Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce. The sauce is sold in three different sizes and their 15.5 oz size costs $5.99. This classic sauce is made from Italian plum tomatoes that were slowly cooked to create a flawless red sauce taste. Rao’s Marinara Sauce is the perfect staple for any kind of noodles and leaves room for add-ons like basil, pepper, parmesan, or any other topping you might want to add. This sauce is also great to pair with beef, pork, or any other type of meat you like to have in your pastas. When preparing the sauce with a dish of noodles, I would recommend putting the sauce on the stove in a small pot to warm it up because, from there, you can easily add extra ingredients if you wish. If you are in more of a hurry the sauce tastes just as delicious when you warm it up in the microwave!

Charlotte Opp