Rao’s Marinara is one of our favorites! The world famous Rao’s Homemade Marinara is a fan favorite and for a very good reason….it’s really, really good! It’s also keto-friendly, gluten free and made with simple, clean ingredients! If you aren’t a connoisseur of marinara…that’s okay…but trust us…it’s worth it and Rao’s Homemade Marinara is VERY well priced at both Costco and Sam’s Club!
Rao’s Marinara Review
Rao’s tastes like homemade slow cooked classic Italian gravy. It’s truly the best I’ve found in a jar yet, and the closest to my Sicilian Grandmother’s homemade Italian gravy (aka Sunday Sauce). It does cost more than your el cheapo pasta sauce, but it’s 100% worthwhile to spend the extra.
One notable and important distinction of Rao’s Marinara is that it doesn’t contain added sugar. For those watching excess sugar, diabetics, keto lifestyle or just trying to eat overall cleaner food…Rao’s is one of the very few marinara’s that doesn’t contain sugar in the ingredients list!
Next, and probably the most important thing…it’s just really good. It’s a simple marinara. Perfect for picky eaters, perfect to doctor up with your favorite veggies or meat, it’s very versatile and delicious!
FWIW I really like the whole line of Rao’s and in fact my favorite Rao’s sauce is the Arrabiata (warning it’s a little spicy! I love that…but may not be your thing). It’s significantly more expensive at Whole Foods…BUT…you can snag it at Whole Foods delivery via Amazon for 40% off sometimes (right now in fact, as of the time of posting which is Sept. 21, 2021) which brings it right in line with the big box warehouse prices plus there are tons more varieties of Rao’s on Amazon. They also carry the Sensitive Marinara, Vodka Sauce, Pizza Sauce and more.
- Defrost Kirkland Signature All Beef Meatballs and simmer in Rao’s for 20 minutes, put on top of pasta, Healthy Noodles or Hearts of Palm Spaghetti
- Make your own homemade meatballs and simmer in Rao’s for 15 minutes before serving
- Offer a small ramekin of Rao’s sauce to kids for dipping instead of ketchup or ranch to cut down on sugar
- Try make baked ravioli for an appetizer with Rao’s Marinara dipping sauce (these are very similar to the fried ravioli appetizers I grew up eating in St. Louis!)
Rao’s Marinara Price Comparison Costco v. Sam’s Club
Costco Item Number and Price
Rao’s Marinara Sauce (2) 28 oz Jars is Costco Item Number 1234826 and costs $10.79 or $5.35 per jar. That shakes out to $0.19 per ounce.
TIP: You can snag Rao’s on sale…we’ve bought it recently for $8.39 or $2.40 off!
Sam’s Club Item Number and Price
Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce (2) 22 oz Jars is Sam’s Club Item Number 980226016 and costs $8.98 or $4.49 per jar. That shakes out to $0.20 per ounce.
ITALIAN WHOLE PEELED TOMATOES (PEELED TOMATOES, TOMATO PUREE, SALT, BASIL LEAF), OLIVE OIL, ONIONS, SALT, GARLIC, BASIL, BLACK PEPPER, OREGANO.
Does BJ’s sell Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce?
Yes. Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce (1) 40 oz Jar is BJ’s Item Number 31483 and costs $9.79. TIP: Look for a sale price of $8.29 or $1.50 off.
Does Costco sell Rao’s Marinara Sauce?
yes, Costco sells Rao’s Marinara Sauce. (2) 28 oz Jars of Rao’s Marinara costs $10.79 or $5.35 per jar. TIP: Keep your eye out for a sale price of $8.39 or $2.40 off!
Does Sam’s Club sell Rao’s Marinara?
Yes. Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce (2) 22 oz Jars is Sam’s Club Item Number 980226016 and costs $8.98 or $4.49 per jar. That shakes out to $0.20 per ounce.
Does Rao’s Marinara have added sugars?
No, Rao’s Marinara does not contain sugar. It’s nutritional panel lists 0 added sugars.
Is Rao’s Marinara Keto Friendly?
Yes. One serving of Rao’s Marinara contains 5 net carbs (6 carbs – 1 fiber).