In the tuscan kitchens of siena (where some believe pasta and tomato sauce first came together), home-made recipes stoke the appetites with roasted tomatoes and garlic braised over the fire.
Classico pasta sauces are my favorite at the supermarket, but this particular variety is a miss. I like my sauces to be chunky and full of flavor. This one is neither. I can’t taste the “fire roasted” flavor in the tomatoes or the garlic. It’s pretty bland as far as pasta sauce goes, tasting barely better than tomato puree out of a can. There isn’t much flavor to this sauce at all, except the tanginess of the tomatoes. I had to add some red pepper flakes and black pepper to try to perk up my rigatoni.
On the plus side this sauce, like all of Classico’s, is all-natural and free of artificial additives. It is low in calories: 50 calories per 1/2 cup serving (10 from fat) and 400mg of sodium (17% recommended daily intake). It comes in a nice and thick glass jar that I re-use for storing spices and other food.
I won’t be buying this flavor again. I recommend Classico Traditional Favorites – Pasta Sauce Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onion- 24 oz instead.