When trying to understand the difference between tomato sauce and marinara, it’s easy to get confused. Marinara sauce and tomato sauce are often used mutually due to some very easy to see similarities. They taste similar and look the same. So, just what is the difference between marinara and tomato sauce?
The key difference is that tomato sauce is thicker and much more complicated. The complex flavor found in the Jar Goods tomato sauce recipe is what sets it apart from other jarred sauces.
Marinara sauce recipes are simple and can be prepared with very little cooking time. A tomato sauce, on the other hand, is a tomato based sauce that is thick and rich, complex and complicated. Jar Goods pasta sauce is slowly simmered with tomatoes and basil. We add garlic, onions and pure olive oil to produce a sauce fit for the finest Italian cuisine.
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An easy way to understand the difference between tomato sauce and marinara sauce is that marinara sauce is thinner. You can use any type of tomato to create a marinara sauce. When making your own marinara recipe at home, the sauce cooks rather quickly.
The majority of the flavor is provided by the added garlic, crushed red pepper, basil and oregano. Being that marinara doesn't have a big and bold tomato taste, many believe it's great for pasta or as a pizza sauce. That said, we believe that Jar Goods tomato sauce is great with pasta and also serves as an amazing pizza sauce.
You'll often hear people ask for marinara sauce and spaghetti. This is also why folks often use the terms marinara sauce and spaghetti sauce as one in the same. They are similar, spaghetti sauce is essentially a version of a marinara sauce. Spaghetti sauce usually contains added ingredients such as ground beef to make a bolognese sauce.
Using our Classic Red tomato sauce, we create other Italian tomato sauce flavors such as an indulgent vodka sauce and a spicy arrabbiata sauce. Jar Goods has also created a vegan vodka sauce that uses coconut milk instead of heavy cream. The result is a creamy, silky, tomato-y vegan sauce that is full of flavor.
As you have learned, there is a difference between tomato sauce and traditional marinara sauce. The versatility of Jar Goods tomato sauce makes it the best tomato sauce in a jar. Use our family tomato sauce recipe to create all of your favorite dishes. Be sure to check out our recipe section for family-friendly dinners and mealtime inspiration.
To ensure your jars are always ready to eat, it’s important to store pasta sauce correctly. If you don't know the basics of storing your pasta sauce, you can end up with a spoiled or inedible jar. In this article, we will discuss the basics of storing pasta sauce so that you can enjoy your favorite sauces for longer periods of time.