Pasta Sauce on the Cheap
When it comes to the best jarred pasta sauce, Rao's Homemade wins plenty of taste tests. It also costs upward of $10 per jar. So what about store-brand offerings from Walmart, Target, or Aldi? Can any of their pasta sauces — which cost about one-third as much — come anywhere close to matching Rao's? We sampled six brands of tomato-basil sauces, tasting them plain and with pasta and bread to see how they stacked up. The results follow, ranked best to worst.