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Our Go-To Store-Bought Marinara Sauce Tastes Like It's Homemade

Delish Logo By Lauren Miyashiro of Delish | Slide 1 of 5: In about 50 percent of all real life situations, homemade pasta sauce is worth it. The other half of the time—when you have a million other things to do or you're short on time or you're feeling lazy and hangry—starting with a store-bought jar of marinara is more than okay. Don't get us wrong . Your spaghetti will always taste better when the sauce is made from scratch. And things like bolognese and alfredo are nonnegotiable. But overall, we feel really good about recommending these four to you.

In about 50 percent of all real life situations, homemade pasta sauce is worth it. The other half of the time—when you have a million other things to do or you're short on time or you're feeling lazy and hangry—starting with a store-bought jar of marinara is more than okay.

Don't get us wrong . Your spaghetti will always taste better when the sauce is made from scratch. And things like bolognese and alfredo are nonnegotiable. But overall, we feel really good about recommending these four to you.

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