Pasta sauce has too much salt, garlic


January 16, 2002|By Joanne E. Morvay

Item: Prego Pasta Bake Sauce

What you get: Enough to make an 8-serving casserole

Cost: About $4

Nutritional content: Three Cheese Marinara sauce -- 100 calories, 4.5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 650 milligrams sodium, 11 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams sugars

Preparation time: 40 minutes in oven

Review: In an unscientific survey I conducted, all the men I know who had tried this product absolutely loved it. The women, on the other hand, weren't so sure. After trying it myself, I, too have reservations. The Three Cheese Marinara sauce was somewhat salty and far too garlicky. Both the salt and garlic came through even stronger in the leftovers. That said, I love the idea of a sauce that cooks your pasta for you. But as one of my girlfriends pointed out, couldn't you add water to homemade sauce and accomplish the same thing?

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