ArrabbiataPrepare yourself―chili peppers give this sauce some heat.
RS pick: Bella Cucina Farmhouse Sugo All' Arrabbiata Sauce, $18 for a 23-ounce jar, bellacucina.com.
PuttanescaThe ingredients in this assertive southern Italian sauce vary but usually include some combination of capers, olives, and anchovies.
RS pick: Scarpetta Puttanesca, $7 for a 20-ounce container, saucesnlove.com for stores.
VodkaThe addition of vodka and cream makes for a velvety sauce.
RS pick: Scarpetta Tuscan Vodka Sauce, $7 for a 20-ounce container.