If you are a frequent reader of Sporked rankings, you are well aware that we are champions of Rao’s products (also, hi, thanks for reading). Their pasta sauces consistently outperform other sauces in our taste tests. Their traditional marinara is our favorite marinara (they took the number two spot, too). Same goes for their arrabbiata sauce and chicken noodle soup. Rao’s is an actual restaurant (with locations in NYC and L.A.) and the products they sell at the grocery store consistently manage to be restaurant quality. It’s really quite a feat!
Suffice it to say, whenever Rao’s Homemade releases new sauces or soups, we’re stoked. We recently taste tested several of their newest products, and while they’re all good (though, tbh, the lentil and butternut squash soups are kind of meh), one new Rao’s Homemade sauce stood out among all the rest. Allow me to sing its praises.
- Rao’s Homemade Caramelized Onion
Rao’s Homemade marinara is unbelievably savory. Honestly, just thinking about it makes my mouth water. But a common complaint about Rao’s sauces is that they’re too salty. Personally, I disagree, but if that’s ever been your issue, I think you should give this new Rao’s sauce a shot. The sweetness of the caramelized onions is the perfect complement to the savory tomato base. Like all Rao’s Homemade sauces, it’s thick and rich with oily without being oily. It’s nonna-quality sauce, if your nonna ever had the presence of mind to add delicious, caramelized onions to her sauce. This would be incredible on an Italian sausage hoagie. If you love onions and you love Rao’s, you’re going to love this.