HOW TO MAKE STORE-BOUGHT PASTA SAUCE TASTE HOMEMADE
This will let you doctor the sauce up with as many ingredients as you like, without worrying that they'll clash with the base flavors.
1. Start with a Traditional Sauce
To begin with the perfect base, simmer the store-bought sauce on the stove until it's thickened. This will bring out an enhanced tomato flavor that's perfect for layering on more elements.
2. Simmer It Down
"Swirl about 1/4 cup of your favorite red wine in the jar to get out the very last dribbles of sauce to add amazing flavor."
3. Splash in Some Wine
A little cheese never hurt! Before taking your jarred spaghetti sauce off the stove, add a handful (or two) of shredded mozzarella or Parmesan cheese for a gooey and thick sauce.
4. Make It Cheesy
Use spices like red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper, or a splash of Sriracha, to give your jarred pasta sauce some heat. Start with just a pinch of the seasoning and add more as needed.
5. Spice It Up
Skip the jarred meat pasta sauce and add in some homemade protein instead. Brown ground beef, bulk Italian sausage or anything else you like from the butcher’s case.
6. Add Protein
Turn your spaghetti sauce into a delicious vodka sauce! After adding the heavy cream to your jarred pasta sauce, pour in 1/4 to 1/3 cup of vodka and then let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
7. Use Dairy
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