Marinara Sauce

24 oz jar

Retail Price: $10.09

Our Price: $6.95 (Save 31%)

24 oz jar

Why You’ll Love It

Rao’s Marinara Sauce is one-of-a-kind, made with imported Italian tomatoes and olive oil, as well as fresh garlic, onions, basil, black pepper, and oregano. Each jar uses quality, hand-picked ingredients that are free from any additives, preservatives, and chemicals so you can always have a jar of premium marina on hand for any pasta night. See More
SKU: 747479000079

About This Brand

Homemade premium quality pasta sauces made from fresh, all natural ingredients.Italian Food enjoys an excellent reputation in kitchens worldwide. New York based Rao's Specialty Foods, Inc. has shaped the face of Italian Cuisine in the USA and is now poised to conquer the international markets.The history of Rao's Specialty Foods, Inc. dates back as far as 1896, when Mr. Charles Rao laid the foundation stone for the enterprise by establishing a small saloon in New York City. More than a century later, the business continues to remain in the hands of the Rao family. Sharon Straci, Rao's Partner and Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for defining and implementing Rao's Specialty Foods' product strategy and business development worldwide. Sharon heads a team of 16 dedicated members of staff, all of whom refer to Sharon as, "The Woman Behind The Sauce," and who contribute their unique know-how for the benefit of the entire enterprise.Rao's has also developed a range of products for...
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Imported italian tomato, imported olive oil, fresh onions, salt, fresh garlic, fresh basil, black pepper, oregano

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Serving Size 1/2 cup (113g) Servings Per Container about 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 80 Calories from Fat 60

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g

Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%

Why You’ll Love Marinara Sauce

Rao’s delectable slow cooked marinara sauce is not only perfect for pasta but can be used as a base for preparing classic dishes like seafood, steak, chicken, and pork entrees, as well as bruschetta, soup, caponata, and vegetables.

This one-of-a-kind delectable sauce is made with a proprietary blend of Italian tomatoes and olive oil, onions, salt, garlic, basil, black pepper, and oregano—and that’s it. Best of all, each 24-ounce jar uses only the freshest ingredients that are free from preservatives and additives, meaning you always get a premium sauce.

The Rao's difference

In 1896 a man by the name of Charles Rao created a marinara sauce business that remains popular today. The company has stayed family-owned for the past 120 years and has been committed to creating top-of-the-line products that embody true Italian cuisine.

Rao’s imports their tomatoes from Southern Italy and uses pure olive oil, along with fresh vegetables and herbs to cook a perfect sauce every time. By using only small batches when creating their sauces, the company has managed to gain a reputation for excellence, which is why Rao's has expanded so greatly over the last several decades. They’ve grown so popular that they even have their own restaurant chain, of the same name in three locations: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York.

What makes Rao's Marinara Sauce so special?

Rao's Marinara Sauce is made with the same attention to detail as all other Rao's products. Here’s why this sauce is one you should consider for your next culinary creation:

  • Imported from Italy: Though you can use it right in your kitchen, this sauce has the taste of abroad because it uses imported Italian tomatoes and olive oil to create the most authentic taste possible.

  • Takes less time: Classic Italian recipes can take over the clock—often needing hours of slow simmering to bring out the best flavors. Luckily, Rao's takes care of that process before the sauce is jarred, so you can have a delicious sauce without doing much more than just heating it up.

  • Fresh ingredients: Each jar is made with fresh-picked onions, garlic, basil, and oregano to create a perfect balance of flavors that makes this marinara sauce great for any recipe.

  • A base to make your own sauces: Rao's Marinara Sauce can be used as a starter base for your own creations. Add roasted or sautéed veggies and sprinkle in additional seasonings to please your palate. Of course, it’s also delicious all on its own, so if there’s no time to add extra ingredients in, it will still be great.

  • A source of vitamin C: One half-cup of Rao's Marinara Sauce contains 15 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin C.

It’s for more than just pasta

When most think of marinara, they might immediately think of pasta. But Rao's Marinara Sauce can be used in so many other ways. While topping a plate of penne or spaghetti is a great idea, this sauce is incredibly versatile—the only limit on how to use it is your own imagination. For example:

  • Use it as a dipping sauce for mozzarella cheese sticks

  • Top homemade pizza with it for a richer flavored pizza sauce

  • Add it as the sauce in chicken parmesan for a big burst of tomato flavor

  • Spoon over a batch of fresh baked meatballs and top with cheese

Whether it’s used right out of the jar or customized with additional herbs, spices, and ingredients, the bottom line is that Rao's Marinara Sauce easily becomes an integral part of home cooking.

Other great Rao's products

Rao's Marinara Sauce is just one of many great items this line carries. For more than 100 years the company has been creating signature products, and finding the right one is incredibly easy:

Rao's Marinara Sauce with Fresh Basil

Aromatic fresh basil is combined with Italian tomatoes, onions, and garlic to permeate the senses and awaken the taste buds.

Rao's Vodka Sauce

Rao's Vodka Sauce is a velvety blend of sweet, imported Italian tomatoes, imported Romano and Parmesan cheeses, and vodka.

Rao's Arrabbiata Fra Diavolo Sauce

Red pepper is added to the mix to bring up the heat, making it great sauce for any recipe that needs that classic tomato taste with a fiery kick.

Reviews For Marinara Sauce

Based on 33 Reviews


All the Rao sauces are amazing.... a must have!

- Donna McLernon


It is almost impossible to find a premade sauce that does not have sugar in it. This is delicious, and this is the best place to buy it.

- Melinda

Rao's Marinara Sauce

I have been getting this sauce for years! First, way back (1980 something), I ordered online by the case from them directly because at the time, you couldn't get it anywhere else. I even sent my Mother and Grandmother a case in Florida. They were Italian, but I knew as a jarred sauce they would accept it when they were in a pinch. Then fast forwarding a few years, it became available in high end grocery stores. then, Whallah! It was available in Giant and now Walmart! I was ordering online at Walmart as well as cases of Rao's whole tomatoes, (Did I mention I was Italian)? You can get the sauce in Walmart off the shelf (but not the canned whole organic tomatoes) but...the price on Thrive is better than the walmart price by a small margin. I would like to make the suggestion to carry the Raos whole organic tomatoes to Thrive. All in all, this is the best jarred sauce money can by. Seems expensive but a little goes a long way.

- Karen


delicious and great with GF meatballs

- Kate


I love the taste of this spaghetti sauce, and the fact that there is NO sugar, and just natural ingredients.

- Cheryl


Easily one of my favorite jarred marinara sauces!

- Alex

Savory Cupboard Staple

Once you try Roa's you'll be hard pressed to buy any other jar of sauce. It's our go to staple for plain o'l spaghetti, homemade pizza and chicken parmesan.

- Treetop

Great Sauce

This is simply one of the best pasta sauces I've ever tried. It is my go to pasta sauce.

- Therrissa

Excellent and vegan

Your sauce is excellent. My importantly it is vegan - I can eat it with a clear conscious knowing that no animals were hurt in preparation of this sauce.

- Irene Simmons

Now that's Italian :-)

I usually make sauce but on those days I'm too busy - and my husband requires his sauce for his pasta RAO does the job....tastes homemade and it should as they have a stellar reputation....highly recommend whether you make your own sauce or not...RAO is it!!

- Wanda I. Fazio

Better than homemade!

This is the best pasta sauce I've ever tried. I've been buying it for at least a year, but the price at Thrive Market is $2.00 less than Kroger, which makes me happy!

- Angie

Freshest Bottled Tomato Sauce I've Ever Had

I was delighted the first time I opened one of these bottles to the fresh smell. The marinara is a nice mix of crushed and chunky, the flavor fresh and slightly sweet. It's really quite delicious.

- Denise

The BEST!!!

This is from a great little Italian restaurant in Harlem, NY. To try and get a reservation in this fabulous restaurant is practically impossible. I think the wait is like 1-2 years....
My friend turned me on to this sauce and I can't eat Italian food without it now. WELL WORTH the price!!!

- Sherry

Rao's Marinara Sauce


- Dawn

As Homemade as it Gets

Just like I make at home. This makes me think, why bother? Fantastic sauce!

- Patti

Very tasty sauce makes for easy dinner

I simmered Mario Batali's meatballs in a jar of this sauce. No words at dinner--just "nummy" noises were heard! Will definitely buy this again.

- Nina

Marinara sauce

The best marinara sauce I have yet to eat. Used as a base for grass fed Hamburg and spaghetti squash. Absolutely delicious

- Patricia A.

Family Favorite

Everyone in the house and visitors too are fans of this marinara sauce. It's a go to item at least once a week. The sauce is fresh tasting and doesn't have an acidic "bite." Just writing this review makes me want pasta and Rao's for lunch.

- Judith


I love the fresh taste and the pure ingredients. I had been buying this at my local grocery store for twice this price! A great bargain!

- Toni Jo

Best Jarred Sauce

Amazing flavor complexity

- Helene


This is my favorite spaghetti sauce. I am so happy with the short list of natural ingredients, and the fact that it comes in a glass jar-nothing but healthy!

- Cheryl

My favorite!

Seriously delicious!

- Brittney

The Absolute Best!

I've been buying this sauce by the case for many years. No other product can compare in taste and quality. It's great for pizza, pasta, chicken or eggplant parmesan ... basically anything that requires a tomato sauce. You cannot go wrong.

- Corinne

Rao's Marinara Sauce

I love this Marinara! You will too!

- Sheila Prior

Rao's Sauce

Rao's sauce is the very best canned sauce on the market. Delicious! I wouldn't buy anything else. The Arrabiata is great too, if you like spicy.

- Dana

I don't even have to add anything to it!

Normally with jarred pasta sauces, I just use them as a "base" and then still spend a couple hours doctoring it up, and simmering. After a friend suggested Rao's to me, and I saw that it had a short list of simple wholesome ingredients, I decided to try it as is.

This sauce needs absolutely nothing added! It's unbelievably delicious right out of the jar! This sauce is such a time-saver for me, I can have my whole dinner ready just in the time it takes me to cook the pasta! I can't wait to try making Country Captain with it when I have more time.

- Louise West

Can use a little more seasoning.

I am a vegetarian and love the natural ingredients in this marinara sauce!

Occasionally, the sauce can turn slightly bitter, which is unpleasant. I have found myself adding more garlic and basil to enhance the taste. The color and consistency are great, however.

- Frank

Five-star jar

This does not taste like it's out of a jar! I honestly didn't have high expectations given I was buying marinara sauce from a grocery store but my guests were asking for the recipe! I couldn't believe it! I went back to get more the next day and all of the jars were gone so I was ecstatic to see it here on Thrive.

- E. Green

Amazing Sauce!

I will be frank, this is one of the best marinara I've ever had. When cooking at high heat, I notice that some natural flavors fall off the profile. Sometime too, the pasta can overpower the sauce perhaps because the amount of water in the recipe is high. Other than that, it is amazing quality. Your best bet is to bake with it rather than over the stove top. It is one of the top sauces I have used regardless.

- Marilyn Griffith

Love this sauce

Love this sauce! Just warm it up and add your cooked meat and it's delicious. It tastes like your grandma's homemade sauce. :)

- Rachelle

The best

This sauce is great. I have tried less expensive sauces with the same ingredients, but they don't come close. This brand tastes like it is infused with liquid sunshine.

- Beth

My favorite red sauce!

I'm not normally a fan of red sauce and I was a little skeptical when I bought this. It has become my favorite red sauce. It's so full of flavor that I can't seem to get enough of it. I use it over GF spaghetti and a little parmesan cheese and it's the best and easiest meal to make. Definitely going to make this a regular purchase.

- Grace

Best tomato sauce in the world

Love this tomato sauce - I use it for pasta, eggs, on toast - everything. It's awesome!

- Sarah

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