All photos by Lauren Masur

The Best Jarred Pasta Sauce at Trader Joe's


In a pinch, jarred pasta sauce feels like a gift from up above. I went to Trader Joe’s in search of the best picks across four categories: Marinara Sauces, Creamy Sauces, Spicy Sauces, and Outliers. Here are the four jars I’ll be buying again.

The Best Marinara Sauce: Organic Marinara Sauce 

It has an extremely fresh-yet-zippy scent on the nose and a nice thickness to it.

The Best Creamy Tomato Sauce: Three Cheese Pomodoro Pasta Sauce 

There is no lack of flavor here and the sauce is gloriously thick. 

The Best Spicy Sauce: Arrabiata Sauce 

It’s peppery, garlicky, and smooth in texture.

The Best Outlier: Bolognese Style Tomato & Beef Pasta Sauce 

It’ll be your new best friend.

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