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Which is the best Shop bought Tomato Pasta Sauce ?

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Oblomov Wed 24-May-06 10:00:31

Was reading Lunamoonas thread.
I often make sauces from scratch and make shepherds pie, lasagne etc.
But when you just want a very quick meal, what pasta sauce do you buy ?
I have already tried :hompride, dolmio, lloyd grossman, an asda own, tesco's own.
All totally RANK.
Please tell me, which one do you buy ?
Which one is good

Piffle Wed 24-May-06 10:01:36

tescos own arrabiata the fresh one from the fridge is nice with a little kick to it, gorgeous with loads of parmesan no good for littles though.

Piffle Wed 24-May-06 10:02:11

All jarred ones are detestable IMHO, although pesto is fab esp Bertollis both kids adore it

colditz Wed 24-May-06 10:02:30

I buy Tesco Value, but I put cherry tomatoes and chopped up peppers in it. The are all crap unless you add something.

CarolinaMoose Wed 24-May-06 10:02:51

by the time you've boiled the pasta, you could've made a sauce from a tin of tomatoes, garlic and herbs. So ner.

Gloworm Wed 24-May-06 10:02:59

Meridian sun-dried tomato sauce.....delicious (and healthy), from health food shops

great for pizza too.

Bozza Wed 24-May-06 10:05:47

I have started making Delia's tomato sauce in bulk and freezing it in portions. We had it last night on some pasta with left over ham from a joint at the w/e, and sweetcorn wheels. Otherwise I only ever buy the fresh ones but am probably conning myself that they are better...

milge Wed 24-May-06 10:05:56

tesco's thick passata is great imho.

Racers Wed 24-May-06 10:06:15

I agree, some of the fresh ones are nice and great with fresh pasta for a five minute meal but the jarred ones seem to be very sweet. I like Sainsbury's tomato and marscapone

Tatties Wed 24-May-06 10:18:34

M&S? I had a cherry tomato and rocket one which was ok, I think they do a nice chilli one too. But as Colditz says, they are better if you add something.

oliveoil Wed 24-May-06 10:21:18


They do quite a big range, olives & tom etc

dh is a major food snob and refuses to buy ready made anything (but he cooks so he maketh his own rod) and he tolerates these

99redballoons Thu 25-May-06 15:12:46

The 'Seeds of Change' range is really good. It's organic too and varies from a quick mix in sauce to a large jar of bolgnaise sauce. The Scala ones are nice too. I too make my own and find the Ragu and Dolmio so salty now.

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