Kitchn Love Letters

The Jarred Sauce I Eat for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

published Oct 2, 2022
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
Credit: Kitchn

As a registered dietitian, it is my mission to make eating nutritious and delicious food easy for my clients. When I shop for grocery shortcuts, I’m looking for items that give me the most bang for my buck — and I’m not only talking about the price tag. What intrigues me the most about a new grocery-store find is imagining all the ways I can use it (the more ways the better, in my opinion!).

So when I spotted Do Anything Foods collection of sauces at a local grocery store, I had a feeling they would quickly become a regular in my weekday rotation. Spoiler alert: I was right.

Credit: Rebecca Jaspan

What’s So Great About Do Anything Foods Sauces?

Do Anything Foods creates veggie-forward sauces that taste (almost) better than homemade ones, but without the hassle of all that chopping, stirring, or simmering. Available in five different flavors (Creamy Butternut Squash, Cauliflower Alfredo, Savory Tomato Veggie, Kale Pesto, and Beet Pesto), each sauce contains minimal ingredients, including vegetables (which are the main ingredient in each sauce), seeds, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, and lemon juice. They’re also vegan, dairy-, nut-, and gluten-free, and, unlike most jarred sauces, are stored in the fridge — even before opening.

The tomato sauce tastes like you’ve been stewing fresh tomatoes on the stove for hours. Both the kale and beet pestos have a nice garlicky flavory that’s not overpowering. And the butternut squash and cauliflower sauces are so good that I’ve heated them up and eaten them like a bowl of soup.

Credit: Rebecca Jaspan

What’s the Best Way to Use Do Anything Foods Sauces? 

An obvious vehicle for these sauces is pasta. When I want something warm and cozy, I toss the cauliflower or butternut squash varieties with spaghetti. Other days, I might go for pesto or tomato over cavatappi, although any sauce-pasta combo is a great option for a weeknight dinner.

Beyond a bowl of pasta, I also love the kale pesto to make pesto eggs! (It seems neither TikTok nor I can get enough of this dish.) For an easier option, I’ll sometimes just drizzle the pesto over scrambled eggs that I’ve piled on a slice of hearty sourdough. I’ve swapped the beet pesto for typical red pizza sauce and, when simply warmed, the savory tomato veggie makes an excellent dunker for grilled cheese.

And now that fall is in full swing, I’m looking forward to using the butternut squash sauce as a base for chicken stews and in a seasonal twist on my favorite mac and cheese.

Buy: Do Anything Foods Dinner Revival Kit, $45 for 5 (15.6-ounce) jars at Do Anything Foods

What jarred sauce are you constantly reaching for? Tell us in the comments below!