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In Mourning

As I was catching up on my blog reading the other day, I happened across this alert regarding my of my most near & dear gluten-free mainstream products. Prego Three Cheese Spaghetti Sauce. Oh boy. This is the sauce we have always eaten, even in pre-GF days. One of the most important aspects of this sauce is there are no big chunks of any vegetable in it, meaning that my 3 kids (yes, I am including Aaron in that) will eat it with no complaints. We all know how my kids feel about tomatoes. ;) Does this mean that I will have to make my own sauce from scratch now? This wouldn’t be a big deal once in a while, but for as much as we eat spaghetti, lasagna, pizza…..it is nice to be able to open a jar of sauce, know it is GF and get on with life. This could explain why Jon and I have felt less than stellar in the recent past few weeks. We are eating some kind of meal using this sauce at least once per week. Or, maybe it has nothing to do with it. Anyway, I have done my research and all Classico pasta sauces are GF. We use their alfredo and it is divine. I need to find one that the fam will tolerate and cross my fingers that there are no big chunks or maybe I will have to run it through the food processor before heating it up….hmmm…never thought about that before. See what blogging at 5:00 AM will do for you? I am thinking the Four Cheese will probably do the trick, though the Florentine Spinach with Cheese looks good, as does the Spicy Tomato & Pesto and Vodka Sauce! I doubt the fam would go for the last 3 that I listed. That is okay, I like Four Cheese. In fact, I am not sure that I would turn down anything with cheese.

Another idea….I did read, as I was investigating this news, that Wal-Mart makes a pasta sauce that is very close to the Prego that is GF. It is apparently only around $1, so I may give that a try. At the very least I could throw it on some pizza dough and dress it up if it is not that great.

6 comments to In Mourning

  • fabgrandma

    I have used the Wal-Mart GF spaghetti sauce. It is pretty good and inexpensive. And it was smooth, not chunky.

  • Kimberly

    Thanks for the tip fabgrandma. :) Glad to hear it it smooth.

  • garmonjulie

    I clicked on the link to double-check and discovered the Pace Picante sause is no longer GF. I called the company to verify. Have you found a good GF picante sauce?

    Thanks,
    julie

  • jenniferrobbins

    I am sorry to hear that these products are no longer gluten free. Its a warning to us all to keep reading labels and join groups on line that keep us up to date. I enjoy Hunts brand, so far that is still gluten free. I am dairy free too, and they have a few sauces that are gluten free dairy free. Hunts also has just tomato puree, which can quickly be seasoned the way you like it and turned into tomato sauce or even tomato soup quicker than starting with actual tomatoes. Anyway, thanks for the updates!
    Jennifer

  • Kimberly

    Thanks Jennifer! I'll have to give that a try!

    There has since been an update from Campbell's/Prego and they are working on getting the Prego back on the GF list. They are having the products evaluated to make sure they are GF.

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