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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. 51
    Susan says:

    Definitelt Chicken Paremsan! Yum!

  2. 52
    jennifer says:

    I don’t know if I can pick just one. Red sauce is just too divine!

    We love spaghetti, lasagna, meatball subs, chicken parmesan topped with red sauce. Your soup from yesterday is looking tempting too!!!

    By the way, just found your blog. Love it!
    The apple peanut butter cookies were a hit here.

  3. 53
    Judy S says:

    It’s lasagna for me as well! With lots of gooey cheese!

  4. 54
    Leslie says:

    I just love pasta Marinara made with Whole Wheat Pasta! Since I am a Vegetarian I adore Pasta with Sauce and any kinds of veggies tossed in!!!

    I also love roasted Veggies with Pasta Sauces simmered over them! This is not a recipe, but I am not a HUGE recipe follower!

  5. 55
    Beth S says:

    I would have to say manicotti or lasagna. Yum yum!

  6. 56
    Gwyn says:

    I have a great baked ziti recipe I would love to try it on!!

  7. 57
    Sims Family says:

    I love it in soup. For some reason my kids don’t get that there are tomatoes in sauce and they won’t eat tomatoes.

  8. 58
    Cynthia Matzat says:

    My favorite would be cheese mannicotti! Those sauces look fabulous.

  9. 59
    carole says:

    I love pasta sauce on almost anything. Marinara is my favorite since I don’t eat red meat. It is hard to chose a favorite but I do love a meatless lasagna with a variety of vegetables, eggplant is a favorite, with lots of cheese and sauce.

  10. 60
    grey like snuffie says:

    Serving meatballs with our pasta is the only way I get a red sauce on my table. My family LOVES my meatballs. I love to try new sauces…every once in a while I actually find one that comes close to a flavor their okay with. But they still love their cream sauces, with roasted red peppers and LOTS of garlic.

  11. 61
    Jaime Palmer says:

    I would say my fave things to do with a bottle of pasta sauce are to make a spaghetti bake (layers of spaghetti noodles, meat and tomato sauce and cheese on top) OR making my version of chicken parm (no breaded chicken…keepin’ it healthier with grilled chicken breast tenderloins).

  12. 62
    Sarah says:

    Oh man, there’s so many ways to use red sauce. Stuffed shells, meatball subs, lasagna.. I can’t decide!

  13. 63
    Christina Larson says:

    I make a tasty lasagna with Emeril’s Egglpant and gaahlic pasta sauce and diced procuitto.
    (Excuse all my mispelling, except gaahlic I think he spells it that way on the jar)

  14. 64
    Katrina says:

    I love a pasta my mom made for our wedding… It has alfredo sauce, pesto, chicken, sundried tomatoes, olives, and artichoke hearts in it. It is so good!
    Mixing alfredo sauce and pesto is so good!

  15. 65
    Lindsay says:

    Whole wheat spaghetti with tomato basil sauce…a family favorite! Add a little ground turkey to make it even better!

  16. 66
    jodieak51 says:

    I love a Vodka sauce over Penne pasta. Yum!!

  17. 67
    Amber says:

    I love a good cream sauce, homemade of course…. But I wouldn’t turn my nose up at some Mezztta Pasta sauce, that’s for sure!

  18. 68
    Kelsey & David Barber says:

    Probably have to say lasagna is my fave. But there are alot I would never pass on!

  19. 69
    Rebekah says:

    lasagne for me too as well as seafood ravioli in a white sauce with mushrooms. yummy!!!!

  20. 70
    Aaron and Jessica says:

    Any kind of stuffed pasta-manicotti, tortellini, ravioli. They’re all good! And of course you have to mop up every bit of the sauce left on your dish with some good bread!

  21. 71
    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" says:

    I was thinking stuffed shells with a pasta sauce poured over the top! Mmm.

  22. 72
    Amy says:

    Looks delish… My favorite to make is angel hair pasta with shrimp and garlic!

  23. 73
    Kerstin says:

    I’m with you – lasagna!

  24. 74
    Tanya Moyer says:

    I have a ridiculously simple “lasagna” recipe that uses beef and cheese raviolis layered with all the sauce and cheese. These would really “up” the wow factor on this simple recipe! Great giveaway – thanks for offering!

  25. 75
    Emily says:

    My favorite recipes that has pasta cause is baked ziti! It’s so yummy and so easy to make!!

  26. 76
    Bob says:

    Wicked cheesy baked ziti! That’s the bomb.

  27. 77
    Jessi says:

    I use sauce in lots of different dishes, but the “favorite” is probably just a good ol’ plate of spaghetti, and it’s imperative to have a good sauce for such a simple dish.

  28. 78
    Ashley says:

    I love making stuffed shells. Yummy!

  29. 79
    Amanda says:

    I love a good lasagna too. or manicotti!

  30. 80
    Marie says:

    I love spaghetti. I like to add lots of veggies to the sauce and use whole wheat pasta. Fast, easy, and the kids love it!

  31. 81
    Jen says:

    Big – not small – cheese ravioli with red sauce.

  32. 82
    Sandy says:

    I must go with good ol’ spaghetti with red sauce topped with sausage…. can’t beat the classics!

  33. 83
    Colin's Mom says:

    That is a hard question but I’ll go with my Basil Pesto Gnocchi with Shrimp! Those sauces look great by the way.

  34. 84
    Andrew's Mom says:

    Stuffed shells.

  35. 85
    Celia Marie (W.) B. says:


  36. 86
    Andrea Gunnell says:

    I have to agree. I just love a good lasagna!

  37. 87
    Claire says:

    I love eggplant parmesan OR yummy roasted veggies over spaghetti squash…that tomato sauce just pulls it all together!

  38. 88
    Carrian says:

    We love baked Ziti or Chicken Parmesan!

  39. 89
    Jamie S. says:

    Eggplant Parmesan. Yummm!

  40. 90
    Janine says:

    I always use spaghetti sauce as the tomato sauce on homemade pizza. If I don’t have time to whip up homemade pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce is the way to go — it’s more tomato-y, herb-y than store-bought pizza sauce.

  41. 91
    The Bahens says:

    Just last night, we had a big family get-together at the end of a very busy week. I didn’t want to stress over dinner, so we had meatball subs. Everyone raved about how good they were, and they took about 5 minutes of work!

  42. 92
    *~Dani~* says:

    I’d have to say cheese stuffed manicotti with some yummy marinara sauce on top!

  43. 93
    Erica Williams says:

    Even though Creamy Chicken Lasagna is at the top of my list, I have to go with good old Spaghetti. It has always been and will always been my very favorite food!

  44. 94
    Millers says:

    Nothing better than the classic spaghetti with some awesome sauce!!

  45. 95
    Pat says:

    Even though I like your idea of lasagna, my daughter is in looooove with baked ziti – so ziti it will be.

  46. 96
    Blake and Laura says:

    I would have to go with parmesan chicken…Yum!

  47. 97
    CaSaundraLeigh says:

    I like either vegetarian lasagna or a killer chili recipe I make with spaghetti sauce 😉

  48. 98
    Stephanie says:

    Whole Wheat lasagna noodles layed with sausage & hamburgar, cottage cheese, and a lot of cheese and pasta sauce baked at 350 for 40 minutes. Served with a side of home made garlic bread and asparagus spears.

  49. 99
    Katie R says:

    Lasagna is the most popular in house house…and anytime I have to bring food to a lunch meeting at work 🙂

  50. 100
    The Beckstroms says:

    A nice homemade calzone dipped in marinara is my favorite

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