Marinara Sauce

32 oz jar

Retail Price: $11.49

Our Price: $7.45 (Save 35%)

32 oz jar

Why You’ll Love It

Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce features a proprietary blend of sweet, imported Italian tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, onions, basil, garlic, black pepper, salt, and oregano. Each 32 oz. jar uses only the freshest ingredients that are free from preservatives and additives. The sauce is also vegetarian and gluten-free to accommodate special diets. See More
SKU: 747479000017

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 8

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

Having a good tomato sauce on hand is a necessity for any kitchen, whether it’s used for topping a plate of perfect al dente pasta or for creating a custom homemade pizza.

Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce is a prime pick with a proprietary blend of sweet, imported Italian tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, onions, basil, garlic, black pepper, salt and oregano. Together, the combination of simple, wholesome ingredients naturally brings out the best qualities in pasta, meat, seafood, and other hearty dishes.

Each 32 oz. jar uses only the freshest ingredients that are free from preservatives and additives. Rao’s special recipe is also vegetarian and gluten-free, which opens us this tomato sauce for many uses in carefully-crafted recipes for special diets.

With its unmatched quality and taste, Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce will bring back memories of Sunday family dinners when everyone gathered together and enjoyed a good meal.

Health benefits of all-natural marinara sauce

When it comes to choosing a pasta sauce, it’s what’s inside that jar that really matters. Not all sauces are made the same—some are loaded with processed ingredients and loads of sugar while others offer more discreet benefits. Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce uses an all-natural blend of ingredients, making it both a tasty and healthy choice. Here are some of the ways it stands apart.

  • Antioxidant power: Only high-quality tomatoes are used in Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce, and these fruits are loaded with vitamins A and C and a number of antioxidants that relieve the body of oxidative stress and fight the free radicals that can damage cell structure. Lycopene is the antioxidant that gives tomatoes a bright red color. It’s responsible for maintaining the strength of cell membranes, which in turn allows good nutrients into the body and keeps bad toxins out, helping to prevent many common medical issues such as heart disease, infertility, diabetes, cataracts, and osteoporosis. Other antioxidants like kaempferol can also reduce inflammation and may even help to lower the risk of diabetes thanks to a positive impact on circulation.

  • Improved metabolism and immunity: The garlic in Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce not only adds flavor to each jar, but is also quite helpful when it comes to keeping the body running efficiently. Garlic can increase the metabolic rate of the body, making it easier to burn calories and use energy when needed. These powerful cloves are also handy as an antiviral and antibacterial aid, potentially fighting common germs that can make people sick.

  • Energy boost: With good amounts of dietary fiber, protein, and iron, each serving of Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce provides an instant dose of energy to feel more alert and productive. Dietary fiber and protein are also important because they make you feel full after eating, which means you are less likely to overeat and can therefore keep weight goals on track.

With so many benefits and a great flavor profile, this sauce is proof that taste doesn’t need to be sacrificed for the sake of clean eating.

Cooking with Rao’s Original Marinara Sauce

Of course you can always make a simple and delicious meal by placing hot marinara sauce atop freshly cooked pasta noodles—pick out a wheatless favorite and then try our seven tips for making the most tasty pasta ever. But, the Italian delicacy can also inspire some unexpected dishes including fish and vegetables.

Poached Cod in Marinara Sauce

Though it might seem fishy putting marinara sauce on a filet of cod, the results speak for themselves. Tomato and basil season the fish to perfection and give it a tender texture that makes it mouthwatering to eat. Plus, this slow-cooker recipe only takes 15 minutes of your time to create a perfect dish. All you need is a jar of Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, soy sauce, thyme, and an onion.

Whole Cauliflower Braised in Marinara Sauce

For all the vegetarians out there, try braising cauliflower in marinara sauce for meaty texture and incredible Mediterranean flavor. In a large pot, add the sauce, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, anchovies, kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, and olive oil, and let it simmer with a full head of the vegetable for a truly tasty dish.

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Pizza

The ever-popular pizza gets a tasty makeover that makes it prime for meat-free and gluten-free eaters—yet with all the same incredible flavor. First, the dough is made using a wheat-free pizza crust mix. Then, add some Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce, buffalo mozzarella, and Romana cheese before piling on the toppings. Anything veggie goes here, but the recipe recommends fresh zucchini, artichoke hearts, and green olives to start. To create a personalized masterpiece, you might also consider onions, mushrooms, and peppers. Add some salt, lemon, olive oil, and pepper for added seasoning, and then bake for about 10 minutes until the crust is golden brown and ready to dive into.

Reviews For Marinara Sauce

Based on 46 Reviews


Delicious Marinara sauce. I also like it as a base to customize with my favorite herbs and spices.

- Gary

quality value

excellent quality and price makes it a great value

- jerry

Love it!

My husband said I don't have to make my homemade sauce anymore that this sauce is the closest to his grandmother's.

- Diana

the winner

This is, hands down, the best marinara sauce out there!

- Ania

The Best

I am extremely picky about my marinara sauce. From homemade to restaurant to jar, I am incredibly hard to please. This sauce is AMAZING. I will be adding it to every order!!!

- Jennifer

Marinara mania

This is my very favorite brand! Yummy heaven.

- Tammy

REAL Italian

Born and raised in the Italian immigrant neighborhood of Montreal, then living in South Philly a few years, I know what a true marinara is supposed to taste like. Sampled numerous jarred sauces for at least 40 of my 63 years, and I've always been disappointed. . .until a few years ago when I found RAO's from the Hell's Kitchen restaurant (reservations made a year ahead). Ordered from their site and bought at Whole Foods. . .EXPENSIVE. I'm so happy to have found it here for so much less. Eat as is or add meatballs, bracciole, or other meats. AWESOME!!!

- Anne

Best ever!

I can't even go back to other brands. No other marinara can compare! It tastes so wonderful!!

- Jill

Great umami taste

This tomato sauce has that earthy, almost meat-y (though it is vegan) tomato taste. I like it with homemade vegan sausage and pasta or just with bread to dip. I usually make my own and am a sauce snob, but this one passes the test for when I just don't have it in me.

- Kate

I could drink this whole bottle

THE ONLY SAUCE I have at home.

- Rachel

Love it!

This is our favorite marinara. Wish it was organic though. I keep it in the house at all times.

- Mad

Raos pasta sauce

This is the best pasta sauce I have ever used. Makes every dish delicious!

- Susan

Rao's marinara sauce

Love that it only has REAL ingredients and tastes delicious.

- Patricia A.

Best store bought sauce

This has been a favorite of mine for years. Everyone thinks it's homemade. I love that I can afford it on Thrive!

- Erin


This is one tasty sauce. Raos makes a line of great products. Their Marinara Sauce is wonderful.

- Cathy Kornfield

A family favorite!

My kids love this sauce and it has no added sugar. A plus for me! They notice when I try another kind if I forget to order. It's much cheaper here than the grocery store!

- Erica




Really good sauce!

I checked the label 3 times - because it was so sweet and flavorful. There really isn't any sugar in the sauce. It must be made from really good ingredients! Delicious!

- Darla

Best Sauce!

I always order Rao's marinara sauce! It's very flavorful and tastes really homemade. I never want to run out of it and always have a jar on hand. It's the best!

- may gin

Best Sauce

I truly love Raos sauces! The flavor is fresh and tastes better than when I make it from scratch. Even my Italian mother-in-law approves!

- Lisa


Best all natural sauce besides making it from scratch!!! Great, quick, go to!!!

- Shannon


This marinara as very tasty and went well on paleo pizza crust.

- Brian

Good dairy-free marinara!

Very fresh tasting marinara without dairy

- Lesley

the best marinara on the market

hands down!

- Catherine


Best pasta sauce I have EVER had! Homemade, restaurant, anything! Best ever, d yourself a favor and at least try it!

- Anna


This sauce tastes homemade. I saute onions and eggplant until carmelized and then cover with this sauce and it's delicious!

- Barbara

Rao Marinara Sauce...the best!

This sauce is the best jarred sauce I've ever used. It is the closest to homemade.

- Carmela Congdon

Marinara Sauce

This is my all time favorite marinara sauce. I am Italian and it is very authentic.

- Lorraine

ingredient and value list from the back

makes selecting easier

- priscillaThrive

All natural & like homeade

Mm mm! Lowered to 4 stars due to price.

- mskay8

Best sauce ever!

This is the best pasta sauce I've had, and I'm pretty picky. The seasoning is just perfect - yum! I could seriously eat this sauce by itself, it's so good!

- Eni

Love it!

Our go-to jar sauce. Love it!

- Kelly

Great sauce!

This sauce is a delicious marina sauce! I will be keeping this as a pantry staple.

- Jade

Love it

Our family loves this marinara sauce!

- Jess

I won't buy any other sauce

I absolutely love this sauce! I love the ingredients and lack of sugar. And the taste is amazing. I've used it for a year or so and recently found out that my Italian friend uses it in her dishes which everyone raves about. All along I thought she was making her own sauce!

- Katie

Worth the sacrifice!

My budget is not plentiful and I can stretch a $;practice makes perfect. I came upon a jar sitting on the discount rack just waiting for me. Now, although I search for a lower price....I will purchase if not on sale- it is that delicious! For whatever reason, some grocers in my area (Baltimore) have opted-out of keeping in rotation. Happy on several note. It's on this site and I have been introduced to this site. So happy for my family! Thank you for the opportunity.

- Kassie

l made spaghetti sauce with mushrooms

I cook spaghetti noddle and spaghetti sauce mixed up with p.shskrr

- Thrive User


I LOVE this marinera sauce!
I have used it exclusively for years !My daughter will not eat any other sauce!!!
I heard the Resataurant in New York is also great and my WISH is to go the re one day!!!!

- Ann


We love Rao's Marinara Sauce! We've been using it for years; it's amazing right out of the jar or if you want to create something more elaborate you can't ask for a taster start! Please don't ever stop making this! I don't know what I'd use!

- Pamela

Looks and Tastes Home Made

I made great homemade sauce, but when I'm out and feel like Italian, this now my go to jarred sauce.

- Sora

Sensitive formula

Love this product...but hope that you will carry the sensitive formula too.

- Frances

Delicious - and no added sugar!

This marinara sauce is extremely tasty, and I love that it does not have added sugar! That is hard to find in bottled marinara sauces. I just wish it were a bit less expensive!

- Laura

Yum Yum Yum

This is far and away the best marinara from a jar that I've tasted in a long time! This is definitely a new family favorite.

- Meagan

Great authentic sauce

I really like Rao's homemade sauce. It's made from real Italian tomatoes, olive oil, slat, onions and garlic with some basil mixed in.

It doesn't have that too sweet taste that most brand names sauces have, and it's great as a top layer on Italian dishes, or as the main sauce. I usually make meat sauce with this and it comes out great.

I love Thrive and their discounts. This goes for under eight dollars, but costs more than 10 on Amazon. Membership pays off on this site.

- C. P.

Tastes like my mom's

My mom's a great cook and spaghetti and meatballs was her specialty. But she used to spend hours on that tomato sauce, and it tasted so good.

I've tried to make that sauce, but who has that kind of time? I picked up Raos after a friend said it was the best she'd used. It tastes just like my mom's sauce. Very low sugar, so you can taste the organic tomatoes, garlic and spices. It's a fantastic sauce that I use for spaghetti and meatballs, lasagne and baked manicotti.

- Carla Potter

Woman-Owned Company

As a small business owner, I prefer supporting other small businesses - and especially companies that are woman-owned. I switched from my regular marinara sauce to this, and mmm, it's really good! I've been using it to dip my home-made cheese sticks in, and I find that the taste is never tiring. It has a rich tomato taste, and the red coloring is pretty true-to-life. It's a great and delicious marinara!

- Jessica S.

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