Tomato sauce in a pan
The Number One Tip For Picking The Best Store-Bought Tomato Sauce
Pasta is one of the simplest meals to make, but simple dishes need quality ingredients. Even when you use store-bought sauce, you should keep an eye out for the best one possible.
To find the best store-bought tomato sauce, look for brands that have tomatoes — rather than water, sugar, tomato paste, or something else — listed as the first ingredient.
The ingredient with the greatest quantity is always listed first on a food product label, and lower-quality sauces might have fresh tomatoes halfway down the ingredient list.
This means that the sauce will taste watered-down, rather than bursting with tomato flavor. Aim for a better sauce, such as Trader Joe’s Spicy Chunky Tomato & Pepper sauce
Other good choices include Whole Foods’ 365 Tomato Basil sauce and any sauce from Victoria or Rao’s Homemade, voted by Tasting Table staff as the top two best pasta sauce brands.