Great Value Chunky Mushrooms & Green Peppers Pasta Sauce Review

Great Value Chunky Mushrooms & Green Peppers Pasta Sauce is rather thick and indeed the useful spaghetti sauce.  So it’s frequently found in great-tasting Italian recipes for spaghetti, lasagna, manicotti, et al. I’ve stirred it into my multi-grain pastas for several months now.  This mushrooms and green peppers variation tastes a bit sweeter to me than the garlic and onions flavor of pasta sauce from Great Value.  I’d rather it be less sweet.  Nonetheless, the candyfied flavor did not prevent enjoyment of tonight’s elbow noodles and Parmesan cheese.


Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features

  • The mild yet zesty flavor of this Great Value brand spaghetti sauce is quite Italian, and adds a special magic to any tomato-based pasta dish.
  • It’s virtually non perishable. You can store unopened jars for many months without noticeable change in or loss of flavor or hue.
  • This spaghetti sauce is on the way-low side of spicy; I’ve tasted other much spicier sauces. This makes it acceptable to most dinner guests.
  • This product contains 3 grams of fiber per one-half cup serving. It’s a joy to see mainstream food with some fiber; particularly since fiber is often hard to get in beneficial quantities in many processed foods.
  • They provide glass-jar packaging for this product, which is wonderful for keeping chemicals in the packaging from leeching into the food, but perhaps not so great for keeping bright light from weakening the already-mild flavor. So keep your sauce in a cool and dark place for maximum flavor retention.  You know me.  I love glass food containers.
  • I recently paid roughly $4.50 for the 26-ounce jar, which yields sufficient sauce to flavor 12-ounces of pasta (I like lots of spaghetti sauce on my noodles).
  • That price seems reasonable in that one jar provides enough sauce for two meals. And, at $2.25 per meal plus a dollar for the pasta, this sauce is quite easily afforded.


Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns

  • This pasta sauce contains significant amounts of sodium, at 500 MG per 1/2 cup serving. So, us folks over the age of 51 should not eat more than a cup and a half in a day; lest we blow way past the recommended intake sodium amount of 1500 MG per day for our ages. I watching out for a Great Value low-sodium version of this same pasta sauce.
  • This sauce contains added sugar and salt. Get rid of that please.
  • Most canned or jarred pasta sauces including this one, must be refrigerated after opening.


Ingredients List

Tomato Puree (water, tomato paste), diced tomatoes in puree, mushrooms, green bell peppers, sugar, onions, soybean oil, salt, spices, garlic powder.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1/2 cup (128 grams).  Servings: About 6.
  • Calories: 70.  Calories from fat: 15.
  • Total fat: 1.5 grams, 2% DV.
  • Saturated fat: 0 grams, 0% DV.
  • Trans fat: 0 grams.
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1 gram.
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 grams.
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
  • Sodium: 500 milligrams, 21% DV.
  • Potassium: 370 milligrams, 11% DV.
  • Total carbohydrate: 13 grams, 4% DV.
  • Dietary fiber: 3 grams, 12% DV.
  • Sugars: 9 grams.
  • Protein: 2 grams.


Product Rating

Great Value Chunky Mushrooms & Green Peppers Pasta Sauce is an amateur cook’s best friend for spicing up spaghetti with a taste that only an expert chef’s can build himself.  People will generally like this sauce therefore. The unique blend of tomatoes, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, and spices has been so popular due to the wide availability of many types of pasta in American cultures. In moderation, This is a healthful spaghetti sauce, as the sugar content is not terribly high at 9 grams per serving. I love it thus, and would recommend it be included any any beginner or expert chef’s kitchen. I’d rate this sauce at 94 out of 100.


Where To Buy Great Value Chunky Mushrooms & Green Peppers Spaghetti Sauce

Look for this sauce product in the transparent glass jar (that shows off the orange-red sauce inside), with the white label and blue text, along with the blue and white metal cap, exclusively at Walmart super centers and grocery stores.




Revision History

  • : Moved this post to the   Tom’s Diet Quest   blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, and tweaked the content.
  • 2012-05-04: Originally published.