Marinara sauce in a sauce pan
Do Your Pasta A Favor And Avoid Barilla Jarred Marinara Sauce
Barilla is renowned in the dry pasta department, but the marinara sauce has garnered very poor reviews. Reviewers cited cloying sweetness and a watery consistency as major flaws.
Marinara sauce is known for its balance of tomatoes and herbs, but Barilla's is too sweet. Since the sauce is thin and watery, it lacks the rich texture of a well-made marinara.
Try adding savory, salty, or acidic ingredients to counteract the sweetness. Reducing the water can take some time, as it needs to evaporate and thicken.