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jDH is asking: (2 answers)
Hi! Does anyone have any suggestions for the best srore bought spagetti sauce? Or how to make one taste better? Thanks!

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Last updated: Oct. 10, 2013 12:50 pm
Posted: Oct. 10, 2013 8:13 am
Answered by: Lindsay
Oct. 10, 2013 8:17 am
I am always doctoring store bought sauce. I like to add my own meat (sausage or beef etc once I brown it). The I like to add sauteed veggies (your choice). I tend to use mushrooms, peppers, onions etc. But some of the best sauce I have made had cooked eggplant, mushrooms and summer squash and Italian Sausage I sauteed added to store bought sauce.
Judy in Delaware
Oct. 10, 2013 8:36 am
I love Barilla sauces. Their Alfredo is really good. I fry meatballs, then add some water to the sauce, add the meatballs, cover and simmer until the meatballs are done. Adds nice flavor to the Alfredo.
crockpot queen
Oct. 10, 2013 8:56 am
We enjoy Trader Joe's sauce, but I still doctor it up with herbs, chopped onion, extra garlic and often some sort of meat (chicken, sausage, ground or shredded beef, even bacon) Kirkland brand from Costco is pretty good too. It's not too "chunky" for picky little ones.
Oct. 10, 2013 8:58 am
We like Classico sauces the best, but if I don't have one in the cupboard and I'm desperate I simmer a can of tomato sauce with a tsp. each of basil, thyme, rosemary, garlic and a dash of red pepper flakes with salt to taste. The sauce turns out a little thin like that since there's no paste in it but in a pinch it works.
Answered by: Celeste
Oct. 10, 2013 9:49 am
I like to doctor up Classico tomato basil. While the sauce is simmering add 1 TBSP of sugar, red wine, about 1 c, for 2- jars of sauce, or more :) I make sausage balls cook them up drain and set aside, sautee onions, mushrooms and Italian spices, once the onions are soft I add red wine and cook out the alcohol. Add mixture and cooked sausage to sauce and simmer for a few hours with lid on. Salt and pepper to taste and adjust spices, and wine as needed.
Oct. 10, 2013 12:49 pm
My favorite is Stonewall Kitchens. Their Marinara needs nothing added and tastes like authentic Italian slow cooked Sunday gravy. My second favorite is Prego. I buy jarred spaghetti sauces with coupons for a quick and easy lasagna for work nights. But for a spaghetti dinner I always make my own. I live in Little Italy and would be given cement shoes if my neighbors thought I was using jarred sauces!! Utilizzando vetro o di metallo salse รจ una bestemmia! LOL!
Oct. 10, 2013 12:50 pm
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