Is All Pasta Sauce Vegan?
Not all pasta sauce brands are vegan. Many store-bought pasta sauces contain multiple animal products, most of which are dairy products.
Be on the lookout for pasta sauces that contain milk, but also be careful about other animal products that are not listed under an allergy warning, like meat flavorings.
Luckily, many spaghetti sauce brands have vegan options even if all of their selections are not plant-based. Check out the list below to find many vegan pasta sauce brands. I've also included varieties that are not vegan so you can be sure to stay away from them.
This guide is for informational purposes only. All ingredients are subject to change, so be sure to always read ingredient labels before purchasing and contact manufacturers with any questions.
Like pasta sauce, not all pasta brands are vegan. To be sure you pair your plant-based sauce with vegan noodles, check out my vegan pasta brands guide!
- 365 Everyday Value
- Rao's (my favorite!)
- Victoria (most vegan cream sauces)
- Cucina Antica
- Farm to Fork
- Gia Russa
- Jar Goods (vegan vodka and pesto sauces)
- La San Marzano
- Lucini Italia
- Monte Bene
- Newman's Own
- Primal Kitchen (vegan alfredo and vodka sauces)
- Silver Palate
- Thrive Market
- Francesco Rinaldi
- Yo Mama's (vegan wine sauces)
Ragu is another popular brand of pasta sauce that vegans have to be wary about. If you’re a strict vegan, watch out for non-organic sugar (marked with an asterisk) that might not be vegan. Also, watch out for those with “natural flavors,” as these can be plant-based or animal-derived flavors.
But, you can definitely find some plant-based and vegan Ragu pasta sauces! Look for the Simply brand of Ragu red sauces, as these are vegan and have no added sugar!
Where to Buy: You can buy Ragu pasta sauces online on Amazon. Or, find them in-store at most major grocery stores.
Ragu Vegan Pasta Sauces:
- Old World Style Organic Traditional Sauce
- Simply Roasted Garlic Sauce
- Simply Chunky Garden Vegetable Sauce
- Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce
- Simply Traditional Pasta Sauce
- Old World Style Traditional Spaghetti Sauce *
- Chunky 7-Herb Pasta Sauce *
- Chunky Spicy Italian Style Pasta Sauce *
Ragu Sauces that are NOT Vegan:
- Old World Style Mushroom Sauce (contains natural flavors)
- Old World Style Marinara Sauce (contains natural flavors)
- Old World Style Meat Sauce
- Chunky Six Cheese Sauce
- Chunky Parmesan & Romano Sauce
- Super Chunky Mushroom Sauce (contains natural flavors)
- Chunky Mushroom & Green Pepper Sauce (contains natural flavors)
- Chunky Tomato, Garlic, & Onion Sauce (contains natural flavors)
- Chunky Garden Combination Vegetable Pasta Sauce (contains natural flavors)
- Chunky Mama’s Special Garden Sauce
- Chunky Sundried Tomato & Sweet Basil Sauce (contains natural flavors)
- Chunky Sautéed Onion & Garlic Sauce (contains natural flavors)
- Chunky Sweet Italian Sausage & Cheese Spaghetti Sauce
- Chunky Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce (contains natural flavors)
- Chunky Hearty Traditional Spaghetti Sauce (contains natural flavors)
- All Ragu Alfredo sauces (including simply) are not vegan.