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Mezzetta Pasta Sauce Giveaway, 2 Winners!

Good Saturday everyone!

I have thoroughly been enjoying the new line of Mezzetta Napa Valley Bistro Pasta Sauces. I’m telling you they are the closest thing to a homemade tasting sauce that I’ve tried. I used this sauce to make my latest soup and just made an awesome recipe with it last night that I’ll be sharing soon.

The folks at Mezzetta are offering 2 lucky Picky Palate readers 2 jars each of their new line of sauces. They retail for $5.99 each.

“We want Napa Valley Bistro products to bring the experience of dining in a Napa Valley restaurant right to your own table,” explains Jeff Mezzetta.


The Marinara Collection — four pasta sauces based on Italian imported plum tomatoes — were created to satisfy consumer demand for elegantly simple sauces which let the flavor of the tomatoes shine through. The Marinara Collection is an elegant complement to the original “Classic Combinations,” that features robust flavors in traditional combinations made with California plum tomatoes. Both lines are made with Napa Valley wine. Serving suggestions on each jar suggest different ways to use each sauce beyond pouring on pasta.

Here’s how to enter: Leave a comment and tell us about one of your favorite recipes that includes pasta sauce. You don’t have to write the recipe here, just tell us about it, I’d love to hear it! Tough choice for me, but I’m going with a classic cheesy lasagna with a nice red sauce. That’s hard to beat!

Contest ends Sunday night, Midnight PST. I’ll pick the 2 winners randomly and post them first thing Monday morning!


Good Luck everyone, see you all Monday Morning with the winners!

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  1. 1
    Julie says:

    Yum!! I’d have to concur…meaty and cheesey lasagna. That is pasta perfection!

  2. 2
    Simply AnonyMom says:

    I love a turkey and spinach meatball in sauce served over SPaghetti squash. YUMMY!!

  3. 3
    LAC says:

    spaghetti with meatballs

  4. 4
    the W* family says:

    Lasagna is my favorite. Chicken Parmesan is a close second, though.

  5. 5
    Brindi says:

    Stuffed manicotti shells with sauce!

  6. 6
    Donna-FFW says:

    A Simple 5 hour long Sunday Gravy with sausga, pork, and meatballs!

  7. 7
    pam shank says:

    I agree with lasagne for first choice and chicken parm second.
    The sauces look delicious just thru the jar!

  8. 8
    John and Crystal Pinegar Family says:

    Hmm…right now I’m pregnant and I crave red sauce. The one I crave alot it eggplant parmesan.

  9. 9
    Val and Dan says:

    Chicken Parmesean or Pasta Fagioli soup! Wahooo!

  10. 10
    Sisters Savings says:

    I love any red pasta wine sauce! Those are my favorite. Oh and vodka sauce too…..I should have been born Italian!

  11. 11
    Maria says:

    Shells stuffed with ricotta, ground chicken, and artichokes- yum!

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Spinach artichoke pasta…mmm! Delicious!

    Lisa Detig

  13. 13
    carol says:

    We love Polenta and Sausage Casserole….mmmmm Good!!!!

  14. 14
    Sew says:

    crock pot, kalamata olives, artichokes, stewed tomatoes, garlic and capers, small can of tomato sauce.

    Sauce that knocks you on your feet!

  15. 15
    Natalie says:

    vodka penne pasta, yum!!

  16. 16
    Megan says:

    I’d have to agree on the lasagna! But, I’ve also simmered it down to be a little thicker and used it for dipping sauce for pizza bites! Mmm.

  17. 17
    Melly says:

    We love mannicotti. I use the recipe on the American Beauty box, but add tons more cheese.

  18. 18
    A Science Teacher says:

    We love spinach and cheese stuffed shells with red sauce.

  19. 19
    Lisa says:

    That is a hard one but I guess I’ll have to say lasagna with homemade noodles and a bolognese sauce which includes beef and sausage.

  20. 20
    natalie says:

    baked ziti with spicy italian sausage and some chunky marinara sauce is always a hit in my house, …but every now and then, i’m always craving something with a nice vodka sauce!

  21. 21
    Matt & Heidi says:

    Oh dear…I use pasta sauce for everything, but our top favorites are a deep dish pizza and a cheese-loaded baked spaghetti dish.

    YUM! This looks great!


  22. 22
    Katie's blog says:

    Ok, I really like a great spaghetti. I think it is because my little one just loves spaghetti and meatballs. There is something about a great red meat sauce with a sweet savory flavor

  23. 23
    Janssen says:

    Spaghetti Pie! Cream cheese, sour cream, green onions, ground beef, angel hair pasta, pasta sauce and cheddar cheese. MMMMM.

  24. 24
    Jerilynn says:

    I like nice and simple – so I would use mine for a classic marinara dish with a yummy homemade french bread. YUM – my family would vote for classic lasagna.

  25. 25
    Rachel says:

    That’s a tough call! I’d have to go with chicken parmesan, although a good, hearty spaghetti sauce would be a close second!

  26. 26
    Erin says:

    Manicotti with marinara sauce spread on top. Yum!

  27. 27
    Laurie says:

    Yummmm…use it for pizza sauce with breaded eggplant and shrimp………

  28. 28
    Aggie says:

    I love a good ziti with sauce and meatballs…of course with some Italian bread to mop up the sauce! mmm…

  29. 29
    Karie Lee says:

    Lasagna with fresh basil and mozzarella, delicious!

  30. 30
    Dawn says:

    you are a giveaway machine lately! we need to open your own store soon.
    ha ha
    I'm going to be boring and say my classic spaghetti & meatballs is my all time fav. al'amatracia bucatini is a close second

  31. 31
    Natalie says:

    I have an amazing spinach lasagna recipe!

  32. 32
    JJLanier says:

    Chicken Lasagna with sauteed mushrooms is my fav! That sauce looks delicious!

  33. 33
    Kara says:


  34. 34
    Holly says:

    I love Shrimp parmigiana. It is much like chicken parmigiana but with shrimp.

  35. 35
    Brown Family says:

    I am a fan of baked spaghetti. I found the recipe from an old cooking magazine. Altered the recipe a little and WE LOVE IT

  36. 36
    Abby says:

    Mine is pretty simple but very good!..and the kids love it!

    Tortilla pizza! Take a tortilla, spread pasta sauce on it, sprinkle with cheese. nuke till cheese is melted! The best! 🙂

  37. 37
    Christina says:

    I love Manicotti with a nice rich sauce. I love anything ITALIAN.

    Love your blog, thanks for all the tasty dishes and my husband thanks you as well!!!

  38. 38
    skinnybovineskitchen says:

    i love baked pasta – cheeses, spinach, meat, pasta sauce – then stick it in the oven and enjoy!

  39. 39
    therealmccoy says:

    Baked Rigatoni is so yummy with homemade or store-bought pasta sauce.

  40. 40
    Morgan and Emily says:

    I love baked tortellini! YUM!

  41. 41
    Mrsblocko says:

    We use sauce for a lot of stuff. We have 2 fav uses in our house. Pizza spaghetti and (not be a brown noser) your ditalini fennel ragu. My 3yr old wants to get fennel everytime we pass it in the grocery store because of that dish.

  42. 42
    Maria says:

    I love homemade ravioli or homemade spinach pasta with a nice marinara sauce!

  43. 43
    Christine says:

    I love grilled shrimp, asparagus and linguini with the vodka sauce! Yummy

  44. 44
    Kelly says:

    I could eat stuffed shells with red sauce everyday!

  45. 45
    Carolyn G says:

    I loved baked ziti and it’s such a fast and easy dish to make. I like to use sauce and then layer slices of mozzerella with the pasta. THen add some parmesan cheese. Oh I could eat that right now

  46. 46
    shortymcg says:


  47. 47
    Bethany and Tyson says:

    I recently tried a crustless spinach quiche with red sauce on top of it. AMAZING! Definitely one of my top recipes!

  48. 48
    Candi says:

    I’m probably pretty boring, but I just love a good spaghetti with marinara. I try to have that once a week!

  49. 49
    Becky Gallegos says:

    I love lasagna. You can’t go wrong with a yummy gooey dish of mom’s homeade lasagna! 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win this pasta sauce. I have tried their sauce once and loved it.

  50. 50
    Courtnie says:

    I love lasagna with loads of garlic bread. You have to dip the bread in the sauce though!

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