If you're a vegan who loves pasta sauce but hates making it, you're going to love these vegan pasta sauce brands...
Even though my Italian grandmother probably wouldn't be too happy with me, I have to admit that jarred pasta sauces are a big convenience.
Barilla is one of the most popular brands in the pasta aisle, it would only make sense that they made tomato sauce as well. Although not all of the sauces they make are vegan, their tomato and basil sauce only has a few ingredients. If you're looking for a simple, affordable, and middle of the line pasta sauce, its definitely worth checking out.
They do add extra sugar to it, which many others on this list opt not to do.
And yes, we know its not the most authentic sauce tomato sauce on the market, but we'll get to that next.
Given that a well-done tomato sauce has only a few ingredients, one of the most important elements of getting it right is getting the right tomatoes. Papa Vince picks their tomatoes by hand when they are ideal for making sauce, and not a moment before or after (or so they try their best)! For that reason, there's no need for them to add any extra sugar, or flavoring like many of the grocery store brands. They stick with four ingredients: tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil, an salt. The end result is a delicious sauce with a low acid profile.
Uncle Steve's organic marinara sauce is great if you prefer a sauce that's a bit chunky. Looking at the sauce, you can see that the ingredients aren't fully pureed, which can be a plus or a minus depending on your personal preference. They use all organic ingredients and flavor the sauce with onion, garlic, olive oil, pepper, sea salt and basil. They're also using imported Italian tomatoes so you know they have confidence enough in the quality of their ingredients to not have to enhance or mask anything with added sugar.
Have a favorite vegan pasta sauce that we left out? Let us know below in the comments!
Read more about the vegan status of barilla pasta here.