NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20:  Chef Ina Garten arrives at EAT (RED) Food & Film Fest! at Bryant Park on June 20, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for (Red))
The Pasta Sauce Ina Garten Can't Stop Using
By Crystal Antonace
Ina Garten is one of those celebrity chefs who has founded her career on simple recipes with simple ingredients, with no shame about taking shortcuts. Pasta sauce is one ingredient that Garten sometimes purchases, and she uses a brand that may not be as common as Barilla, but is worth seeking out.
Garten chooses to buy Rao's homemade marinara sauce when she doesn't have time to simmer her own pasta sauce. The Barefoot Contessa told Bon Appétit, "I think you can spend the entire day making good marinara sauce, or you can buy Rao's Marinara sauce which is just fantastic."
Rao’s one-of-a-kind tomato sauce is made from vine-ripened tomatoes in Southern Italy and contains no added sugar, fillers, or tomato paste. Chef Keesha O'Galdez has also praised the product, saying, "It definitely has an authentic taste, and the sweet, delicate flavor comes solely from tomatoes."