Jarred pasta sauces often have a lot of added sugar, so I like to look for varieties that don’t. For several years, Aldi has carried just such a sugar-free pasta sauce.
Simply Nature Organic Marinara Pasta Sauce was $1.89 for a 25-oz. jar (about 7 cents per ounce) at the time of publication, while a name-brand Prego sauce without added sugar cost around 8 cents per ounce from Walmart.
There is another Simply Nature Organic Pasta Sauce from Aldi that is Tomato Basil-flavored and does not contain added sugar, but I don’t have experience with that variety.
The ingredients list is simple and straightforward for the Marinara sauce: organic tomato puree (water, organic tomato paste), organic diced tomatoes in organic tomato juice, salt, organic dried onion, organic dried garlic, organic garlic powder, organic dried basil, and organic dried oregano.
I appreciate that the sauce does not have any highly processed ingredients, chemical additives, or fillers. It seems to be about as clean as it gets in terms of easily identifiable ingredients.
One jar has about six 1/2 cup servings, and each serving contains 50 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 490 mg of sodium (21% of your daily value), 10 grams of total carbohydrates (3% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 6 grams of sugars (but not added cane sugar), and 2 grams of protein.
It seems a bit high on sodium, but it’s the same amount per serving as what’s in other name-brand jarred marinara sauces such as this Prego brand that also contains no sugar.
And I always appreciate the fact that my family is getting a serving of veggies with no added sugar.
Simply Nature Organic Marinara Pasta Sauce has no added sugar and no highly processed ingredients: just lots of veggies. It’s a little high on sodium but is comparable to other well-known pasta sauce brands in that aspect. It’s a good sauce for spaghetti and meatballs or whatever Italian-inspired dish you want to make.