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Offline nikesparq

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Store-bought pizza sauces
« on: January 11, 2013, 04:16:02 PM »
Over the past couple of years we've been experimenting with store-bought fully-prepared pizza sauces that our kids use to make their own pizzas.  Currently Pomi pizza sauce is our favorite; it's simple with minimal seasoning.  The flavor blends well with the crust, cheese and other ingredients without being overpowered.  And unlike other Pomi products it has a spout and cover.

We've also purchased various canned sauces but most of them were not very good.  The only decent one we found is Don Pepino pizza sauce which I actually bought online.  There are a few jarred sauces that are we've bought more than once although I wouldn't go out of my way: Classico traditional pizza sauce, Prego pizza sauce and Trader Giotto's fat free pizza sauce. 

Our second choice would be Raos pizza sauce; it has a more complex flavor than Pomi and it's essentially similar to their famous marinara sauce with added ingredients.  If I had to pick a third, I'd go with Casa Visco Italian Style pizza sauce although I have to buy it online.  It usually has a fresh tomato taste but a few of the jars I've bought in the past have had a sour taste.

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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 04:57:20 PM »
Don Peppino pizza sauce is canned by the same company which cans my favorite canned crushed tomatoes, Sclafani. My advice would be to season a can of Sclafani crushed tomatoes the way you like and use that as your sauce.

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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 07:08:55 PM »
Don Pepino sauce also has somewhat of a following with Jews for some reason. I'm not sure why, because I know plenty of other commercial sauces are certified Kosher, but every Jewish grocery store I go to (I'm Jewish btw) seems to devote a lot of shelf space to it.
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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 09:15:31 PM »
When short of home made pizza sauce, I like Don Pepino.

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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 11:08:15 PM »
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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 10:17:08 PM »
I found Rao's pizza sauce for $4.50 per bottle
I like the sauce and bought all 11 bottles from my local supermarket......JT

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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2013, 12:07:48 AM »
I generally just use whatever sauce I see. For awhile I used the Great Value brand sauce, but now I have this Mantia's sauce from my local SavALot. I really kinda like the Mantia's better since it seems to have a more in your face flavor than the GV brand.
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Re: Re: Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013, 08:38:18 AM »
When short of home made pizza sauce, I like Don Pepino.

I have been using Don Pepino as well.

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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 01:27:28 PM »
Communist:

When you use Don Pepino, what do you add to it to 'doctor it up'? I felt like it could use something,  but I could not figure out what. Basil maybe.

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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 12:15:55 PM »
I use it straight, but I agree, it is missing something


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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 01:36:34 PM »
LOL - well if you figure out what it is,  be sure to post it.

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 01:52:53 PM »
LOL - well if you figure out what it is,  be sure to post it.

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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 02:59:50 PM »
You recommend fresh or dried?

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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 03:28:38 PM »
LOL.

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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 04:10:52 PM »
Over the past couple of years we've been experimenting with store-bought fully-prepared pizza sauces that our kids use to make their own pizzas.  Currently Pomi pizza sauce is our favorite; it's simple with minimal seasoning.  The flavor blends well with the crust, cheese and other ingredients without being overpowered.  And unlike other Pomi products it has a spout and cover.

We've also purchased various canned sauces but most of them were not very good.  The only decent one we found is Don Pepino pizza sauce which I actually bought online.  There are a few jarred sauces that are we've bought more than once although I wouldn't go out of my way: Classico traditional pizza sauce, Prego pizza sauce and Trader Giotto's fat free pizza sauce.  

Our second choice would be Raos pizza sauce; it has a more complex flavor than Pomi and it's essentially similar to their famous marinara sauce with added ingredients.  If I had to pick a third, I'd go with Casa Visco Italian Style pizza sauce although I have to buy it online.  It usually has a fresh tomato taste but a few of the jars I've bought in the past have had a sour taste.

Cheers!


I recently purchased two small jars of Classico traditional pizza sauce (just recently available in the Youngstown, Ohio market). The first one I used straight from the bottle and I thought it overwhelming.

The second jar I mixed with an 8oz can of Redpack tomato sauce and added 1/2 TSP of basil - I thought the taste much better and I got approximately twice the sauce for a little more money (about $0.65) - I find the "stretched sauce" not so bad in a pinch - The Don Pepino is decent but a little acidic for me.

I'd try the Pomi pizza sauce but it appears not available in my general area.

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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2013, 03:55:19 PM »
I just saw that Don Pepino also offers a pizza sauce with basil. Anyone try that one? I have only seen the regular one in my local grocery store. I may ask them to order some with the basil to try it.

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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2013, 05:34:26 PM »
1 #10 can of don pepino

taste it, then:   sugar to taste (IMO, 1T is close).  it's rather salty to start with. add none or more of the following.  1t basil, oregano, 1/2clove garlic or 1t granulated garlic, 1/2t black pepper, 1/2t CRP or 1/6t cayenne pepper, 1T olive oil,  1/2t cilantro.

these are 99% of the time, my seasonings.   everything is less than i would use in case someone takes this as a preaching of faith, and ruins a gallon of sauce.
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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2013, 08:43:40 PM »

I recently purchased two small jars of Classico traditional pizza sauce (just recently available in the Youngstown, Ohio market). The first one I used straight from the bottle and I thought it overwhelming.

The second jar I mixed with an 8oz can of Redpack tomato sauce and added 1/2 TSP of basil - I thought the taste much better and I got approximately twice the sauce for a little more money (about $0.65) - I find the "stretched sauce" not so bad in a pinch - The Don Pepino is decent but a little acidic for me.

I'd try the Pomi pizza sauce but it appears not available in my general area.


I have been buying Classico traditional pizza sauce from
my local Shoprite.
Cost per jar is around $1.79
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Re: Store-bought pizza sauces
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2013, 11:17:17 AM »
It's around $2.19 in this area.

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