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10 Best Jarred Pizza Sauces to Buy In Stores

Whether you prefer a sweet red, a creamy white, or something else, picking a good jarred pizza sauce at the supermarket is crucial for a delicious homemade pizza.

The sauce is what anchors your crust and cheese together, and it’s the main flavor you base the rest of your toppings on.

Of course, we’d all love to top our pizza with freshly cooked sauce every time we want a slice, but that’s just not possible.

Not to fear, though – there are plenty of premade pizza sauces at your local grocery store that taste pretty darn close to the real thing.

Today, I’m sharing with you my ten favorite store-bought pizza sauces of all time.

Most of these are tomato sauces, but there are a few tomato-less sauces that I had to include on the list.

Alright, let’s get into it!

10. RAGU Homemade Style Pizza Sauce

We’re starting off the list strong with Ragu’s Homemade Style Pizza Sauce.

This one is pretty much your classic tomato sauce.

It will appeal to anyone because it tastes like the pizza sauce they make at your local pizzeria.

The sauce contains everything you’d expect – tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and spices.

It has a bit of sweetness to it, but overall, it leans toward more savory, thanks to the spices inside.

The spices in this sauce are your usual suspects, like oregano and basil.

Ragu’s Homemade Style Pizza Sauce is 14 ounces. One jar contains six servings, and there are 30 calories in each serving.

9. Classico Creamy Alfredo Sauce

Tomato-based sauces will always be my go-to when I’m making my own pizza, but once in a while, it’s fun to try a white pizza.

White pizza is creamy and decadent, and Classico’s Creamy Alfredo Sauce amps up the richness of any pizza you make, no matter the toppings.

To make its alfredo sauce, Classico uses fresh cream, plenty of butter, aged parmesan, and black pepper.

This alfredo sauce is delightfully creamy and salty.

The parmesan cheese lends some nuttiness and umami that you don’t find in most creamy sauces.

Classico’s Creamy Alfredo Sauce comes in a 15-ounce jar. One jar contains seven servings, and each serving is 50 calories.

8. Victoria Fradiavolo Premium Sauce

Victoria’s Fradiavolo Premium Sauce is made using imported Italian tomatoes, so we’re already off to a good start!

It also contains no water or tomato paste fillers, which means it has a bold, in-your-face tomato flavor.

This sauce features fresh onion, garlic, olive oil, crushed red pepper, and salt.

The recipe contains no artificial preservatives, so things are going to be all-natural and fresh inside your jar.

The crushed red pepper gives it a nice kick of heat.

I’ll admit that I’m easily swayed by marketing buzzwords like “fresh” and “imported from Italy,” but I think you can taste a difference in quality with this sauce.

One 24-ounce jar of Victoria’s Fradiavolo Premium Sauce contains six servings, and each serving has 70 calories.

7. DeLallo Pizzeria Style Pizza Sauce

For starters, DeLallo’s Pizzeria Style Pizza Sauce nails the thick consistency of a fresh tomato sauce that’s been simmering all day.

It captures the classic flavors of tomato sauce while adding a little something extra to the mix.

The little something extra, in this case, is a pinch of sweetness and heat.

It’s barely there, so this tastes more like a classic pizza sauce, but it’s enough to give your pie a depth of flavor.

DeLallo’s pizza sauce features ingredients like crushed tomato, sugar, onion powder, garlic, salt, and pepper.

One jar of DeLallo Pizza Sauce is 14 ounces and contains six servings. Each serving contains 30 calories.

6. Classico Signature Recipes Traditional Pizza Sauce

Next up on my list of the best store-bought pizza sauces, we’re back with another Classico sauce, but this time it’s tomato based.

Classico’s Signature Recipes Traditional Pizza Sauce is made with diced tomato and olive oil for a thick, rich sauce.

The texture is what stands out most here. It settles well onto the crust but isn’t so thick that you feel like you’re eating tomato paste.

I think the thickness comes from the olive oil, which also lends richness to the sauce.

You won’t be surprised to hear that the ingredients in this sauce include tomato puree, diced tomato, tomato juice, sugar, olive oil, and garlic.

One 14-ounce jar of Classico Signature Recipes Traditional Pizza Sauce contains seven servings, and each serving is 40 calories.

5. Newman’s Own Tomato & Basil Sauce

Newman’s Own has great sauces and frozen pizzas. I use their sauces on my pizza and pasta interchangeably, and their Tomato & Basil flavor is my all-time favorite.

It’s a traditional marinara sauce but with extra garlic, onion, and basil.

This makes for an herby sauce that’s a little sweeter than your classic pizza sauce.

This sauce is great for basil lovers, but it’s not an overpowering flavor, so pretty much everyone will enjoy it.

I love onions and garlic (they just make everything taste better), so the extra oomph of flavor from them is welcome.

The onions add an extra hint of sweetness, which pairs well with the herby, slightly sweet basil.

Newman’s Own Tomato & Basil is 24 ounces and contains five servings. Each serving is 70 calories.

4. Cento Pizza Sauce

Cento Pizza Sauce is made from tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, and garlic. It’s a simple sauce with real ingredients and no preservatives.

The basil gives it a slight sweetness, and the tomatoes taste super fresh and bright here, which is hard to find in a store-bought pizza sauce.

The sauce has a thick, rich texture that keeps your crust from getting soggy as it bakes, even when you pile on the cheese and toppings.

One 15-ounce jar of Cento Pizza Sauce contains seven servings, and each serving is 30 calories.

3. Rao’s Homemade Pizza Sauce

Rao’s is one of my favorite sauce brands in general, and their pizza sauce stands out amongst the competition for a few reasons.

I don’t know if it’s the multiple types of tomatoes they use or the addition of carrots, or something else, but this sauce is incredibly unique and nostalgic at the same time.

It’s one of the freshest-tasting sauces I’ve ever had from the grocery store.

The two types of tomatoes in their pizza sauce are Italian whole peeled tomatoes and cherry tomatoes.

The sauce is slow-simmered, and it has a smooth, thick texture.

The use of oregano, garlic, and basil gives the sauce some herbal notes and depth of flavor.

One jar of Rao’s Homemade Pizza Sauce contains 13 ounces. There are six servings per container, and each serving contains 40 calories.

2. Bertolli Vodka Sauce

I love a good vodka sauce on pizza, pasta, chicken, on anything!

Bertolli’s Vodka Sauce is one of my favorites to put on pizza.

This sauce is made with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh cream, onion, and vodka.

It’s similar to a classic marinara sauce but has a creaminess that brings out the sweet and tangy flavors of the tomatoes even more.

Bertolli claims that the secret behind their sauces is to use uncomplicated, classic recipes and ingredients.

Whatever they’re doing, it works!

This vodka sauce strikes the perfect balance between a rich sauce and a zesty, fresh one.

One 24-ounce jar of Bertolli’s Vodka Sauce has five servings, and there are 140 calories per serving.

1. Don Pepino Pizza Sauce

Sometimes, you just can’t beat the original.

Don Pepino was America’s first fully prepared pizza sauce, and no one has been able to knock the king off his throne since then.

Don Pepino has used the same recipe since the 1950s (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it).

The sauce contains five simple ingredients: tomatoes, corn oil, salt, spices, and garlic.

There are no preservatives, sugars, fillers, or artificial colors in these jars.

Don Pepino’s claim to fame is their use of vine-ripened Jersey tomatoes, which are juicy, fresh, and super flavorful.

Don Pepino is my favorite pizza sauce because of its simplicity.

The main flavor here is the tomato, as it should be.

It tastes like you could’ve made it at home, which is the ultimate goal when buying canned tomato sauce, right?

Don Pepino Pizza Sauce comes in a 14.5-ounce can. One can contains seven servings, and each serving is 40 calories.


When there’s no time to make your sauce from scratch, a jarred pizza sauce is your best bet.

The good news is that most grocery stores carry premade pizza sauces for every taste and topping combination.

For the best all-around classic pizza sauce, I recommend Don Pepino. If you love a creamy vodka sauce, then give Bertolli’s Vodka Sauce a try.

Your dream pizza is just a jar away!

About the Author

Samantha Jenkins is a food writer and digital marketing manager with a passion for storytelling, perusing grocery store aisles, reading menus, and eating really good food.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, performing in musicals, and cohosting the East Coast Haunts podcast.

July 13, 2023