If you can find a product that saves you time in the kitchen but tastes as good as homemade, why not use it? One of the most delicious, time saving, convenient, products that I use is Mezzetta Marinara or Mezzetta Spicy Marinara. There are several similar products that are also quite good but can be expensive and difficult to find. I use this product anytime I am making a tomato-based sauce or dish instead of tomato sauce. You will still find canned diced tomatoes and tomato paste in my pantry. But no tomato sauce.
Mezzetta is all natural – olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, onions, sea salt, basil, oregano, and chili peppers all simmered together long and slow. There is no sugar in this product, which is very important to achieve the traditional Italian flavor. If you use perfectly ripened, high quality tomatoes, you do not need sugar. Some of the tomatoes Mezzetta uses are from Italy and others from California. It is a touch spicy and if is too spicy for you, use the plain Marinara.
From Tomato Meat Sauce, to Chicken Cacciatore, to pizza sauce – for delicious tasting food, I recommend Mezzetta Spicy Marinara.