No time to make a sauce? Have these better jarred sauces on hand, so you can serve pizza in a pinch. Better pizza making is now within reach.

I usually prefer to make sauces from scratch, you really can’t beat using fresh tomatoes, herbs, meats, and allowing it to cook for hours. Well, in case you don’t have the time for that, I’ve come across some jarred sauces that have put the effort in, so you don’t have to. If you like entertaining, see my entire plan for creating a pizza party buffet with surprises.

Il Mulino Tomato Sauces Have you ever eaten at an Il Mulino restaurant? If you have, you already know how wonderful their pasta is. You can get that same taste  at home with Il Mulino’s line of jarred sauces. They’ve put together the classics: Bolognese, Pomodoro, Vodka, and Marinara. $12 each. Available online at

Dave’s Gourmet Spicy Heirloom Marinara Dave Hirschkop, founder of Dave’s, has developed a full line of organic award-winning sauces that hit the spot. As a matter of fact, his sauces have earned him more than seventeen prestigious Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation awards, including “best in category” four times, and  “best in the industry twice.” Once you taste them you will agree. The line includes Butternut Squash, Organic Red Heirloom, Wild Mushroom, and Golden Heirloom Pasta Sauces. I love the Spicy Heirloom Marinara  for use in my creative pizza buffet. It’s make with vine-ripened organic red heirloom tomatoes paired with spicy red peppers, so it has a little kick. $9. Available online at

See more ideas for creating an exciting pizza buffet in 03 Easy Pizza