If you have the time to patiently stew fresh tomatoes and gently stir in fresh basil from your windowsill plant to make homemade tomato sauce, then by all means, go for it. But, if you’re hustling to make dinner in a short amount of time, chances are you’re probably going to grab a jar of tomato sauce from the pasta aisle at the grocery store.
Store-bought tomato sauce provides the ease and convenience of making any red sauce pasta dish when you’re in a hurry. Simply pop open the jar, and you’re good to go. The choices in jarred sauce usually range from chunky to ultra smooth with ingredient add-ins like cheese, peppers, onions, garlic, and mushrooms. But, not all sauces are created the same, and sometimes jarred tomato sauces could use a helping hand to achieve that signature, homemade taste. With the aid of a few items that you may already have on hand, upgrade your ordinary jar of tomato sauce with these simple hacks.