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Start with a Jar of Pasta Sauce

Use its rich, slow-simmered herb-and-tomato goodness as a starting point for dinner, be it chili, braised lamb, poached eggs, or baked pasta.

McCutcheon's Marinara Pasta Sauce
Photo: Johnny Autry

McCutcheon's Marinara Pasta Sauce

Not labeled as lower-sodium, but it is—only 185mg in a half cup. No added sugar, so it's decidedly savory, with just the right amount of herby-garlicky kick. The unanimous favorite, it has become our default pasta sauce. (We buy ours at Whole Foods.)

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