Store Bought Alfredo, Tomato, Pesto Sauces

Store bought Pasta Sauces

Hey everyone! Hope you all are doing well! Weather is cloudy, yet pleasant in my part of the world. Today's post is about my kiddo's favorite food. I call this Semi-homemade Cooking. Recently, my 10 year old has started enjoying pasta. Alfredo for pasta and Pesto for pizza. These store bought sauces make my everyday cooking easier. Feel free to share your family's go to meals.


Alfredo Sauce

Tomato Sauce

Pesto Sauce

Chickpea Pasta

Black Pepper Powder

Sliced Onions 

Sliced Bell Peppers

Sour Cream



How to cook Chickpea Pasta in 3 different ways:

  • Boil chickpea pasta according to the package instructions. 
  • Drain the water and put the cooked pasta in a microwave safe glass container. I don't add salt while cooking pasta.
  • My kiddo doesn't like veggies in pasta. For my kiddo, I add about 1 - 2 tbsp store bought Alfredo sauce, pinch of salt, pinch of black pepper powder to the cooked pasta. Microwave for about a minute or so. Voila, Alfredo Chickpea pasta is ready to devour.

Chickpea Alfredo Pasta
  • Now, pasta for us grown ups. In a pan, add about 1 tsp oil. Add sliced bell peppers and onions. Sauté for a minute or so, depending on how soft or crunchy you like your veggies. 
  • Add store bought tomato sauce, 1 tbsp sour cream and stir at low flame. Add seasoning of your choice. I add black pepper and garlic powder. Add cooked pasta and stir well at low flame. Taste for seasonings and add salt or any other seasoning you like. Most seasonings like garlic herb, lemon pepper have salt in them. 

Tomato Sour Cream Pasta
  • Most store bought tomato sauces have added sugar in them. I prefer the one with no added sugar or any sweetener.
  • Pesto sauce tastes good with pasta, but we love Pesto Naan Pizza.