This $7 Marinara Sauce Is Worth Every Penny

And there’s a budget-friendly way to buy it!

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Want to know something that every single Food Network editor has in common (besides our workplace)? We all have at least one jar of Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce stocked in our pantries.

Though we won’t deny that homemade sauce is always the best, this is the one we turn to when we just don’t have the time (or energy) to whip up a batch ourselves. The slow-cooked marinara is packed with natural flavor, thanks to sweet Italian plum tomatoes, olive oil, onions, garlic and seasonings. Plus, it’s sugar-free, which is great for aligning with a variety of healthy eating goals.

That being said, Rao’s marinara is a bit pricier than the average jar. At most grocery stores, you’ll shell out roughly $7 for a 24-ounce jar (or more if you’re buying a bigger size). However, there is a way to fit this fan-favorite sauce into your budget — and it’s all thanks to Costco.

We already know Costco is great for saving, but it gets even better when you want to stock up on marinara. If you have a membership, you’ll be able to snag two 28-ounce jars of Rao’s for about $11, which means you’re getting even more sauce for less money — a major win-win in our book.

Plus, if you end up with extra marinara, we’ve got tons of ways to use it. In addition to topping your pasta, you can use the leftovers as a dipping sauce for calzones, a topping for homemade pizzas or as the perfect way to poach a frozen chicken breast. As long as you have a jar of Rao’s in your pantry, a great dinner is never too far away.

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