Turn to store-bought pasta sauces when you need to whip up something quick and hearty for your family. All you’ll need to do is boil some noodles.
Bottled pasta sauces
 PESTO PLAN Can pesto sauce get any tastier? Yes it can! This version has salty tinapa bits in the mix. This sauce is so good, you’ll want to mix it with pasta noodles, smear it on a toasted baguette, or even eat it straight out of the bottle! Merry Cooks fiery tinapa pesto, P182, The Landmark Supermarket  ROOM FOR ‘SHROOMS Nothing beats a sauce that’s been simmering for hours to extract all the goodness from its ingredients. You’ll get nothing less from this sauce—it’s packed with green peppers and mushrooms. Del Monte green pepper and mushroom pasta sauce, P92.50, SM Supermarket
 BASIC BOTTLE Here’s a versatile Italian-style tomato sauce that you can tweak to your liking. Add some steamed seafood for an easy marinara sauce or some crumbled longganisa for a Filipino variation. Saclà Italia Napoletana pasta sauce, P289, Marketplace by Rustan’s  HOMESTYLE GOODNESS One spoonful of this sauce will transport you straight to an Italian home where the aroma from a big pot of slow-cooking Bolognese fills the air. Sprinkle with Parmesan and you’re good to go. Delimondo Bolognese pasta sauce, P147, The Landmark Supermarket
 CHEESY DOES IT Making mac ‘n’ cheese doesn’t get any easier: Boil some macaroni noodles, toss them with this double cheddar cheese sauce, and you’re done! To make it extra special, add some chopped bacon and sautéed spinach to the mix. Ragú double cheddar sauce, P164.50, SM Supermarket  LOCAL LOVIN’ No Pinoy family gathering is complete without Filipino-style spaghetti! Grab this can, toss it with some spaghetti noodles cooked al dente, and spend the rest of your time enjoying the festivities. Argentina spaghetti meat sauce, P37, The Landmark Supermarket
 PERFECT PAIR Basil, bacon, and peppers all go well with tomatoes, but nothing is as comforting as a sauce that blends sweet Italian tomatoes and cheese. It’s a combination that’s hard to beat! Contadina formaggio pasta sauce, P127.50, Marketplace by Rustan’s