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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. 101
    carrie says:

    My latest fave is turkey meatballs in tomato sauce over spaghetti squash.

  2. 102
    Dave and Tricia Folsom Family Fun says:

    I really want to try these sauces! I love using bottled sauces in my homemade lasagna!

  3. 103
    Barbara says:

    I’m making our favorite today. Spaghetti marinara and meatballs (all made from scratch). I would love to try these sauces and forget the homemade stuff.

  4. 104
    lArZ says:

    My favorite is easy Ckicken Cacciatore with chicken, green bell peppers, noodles, itailan dressing mix and spaghetti sauce! So easy and so delicious!

  5. 105
    beth says:

    We just made homemade beefaroni the other day with pasta sauce and all sorts of sauteed veggies and ground beef. My kids gobbled it up!

  6. 106
    The Curtis Family says:

    My kids love this creamy pasta bake I make with chicken, ziti, sauce and lots of cheese. OK I love it too!

  7. 107
    MyR says:

    Stuffed Shells. YUM!!!

  8. 108
    Andrea and Casey says:

    Lasagna is a popular choice- that was the first thing I thought of. But then I thought of my stuffed shells recipe with a red sauce and oooh it is so good!

  9. 109
    Sallie My Sister's Kitchen says:

    I love five cheese ziti. It is delicious!

  10. 110
    Tiff says:

    I like pasta sauce with chicken or eggplant parmesan.

  11. 111
    Mamawags says:

    Baked Spaghetti!! Fast, simple and my family loves it! 🙂 Easiest way to make spaghetti!

  12. 112
    Justin & Jennifer Olsen says:

    Baked ziti is a favorite of mine.

  13. 113
    Brooke says:

    Sausage lasagna is my very favorite. Delicious!

  14. 114
    katie m says:

    I have a great recipe for a quick ravioli-lasagna that uses pasta sauce. Ravioli, pasta sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses make a delicious dish!

  15. 115
    ang :o) says:

    I just love plain old spaghetti with a creamy red sauce!

  16. 116
    Sarah or Stephen says:

    I love a pasta bake, with lots of cheese and peppers.

  17. 117
    The Giveaway Diva says:

    omg sounds amazing! i love seafood alfredo!! yum!

  18. 118
    The Inexperienced Foodie says:

    I have recently become obsessed with chorizo and I make a wonderful pasta dish with peppers,onions and olives.
    It’s spicy and sweet the chorizo gives the dish such great flavor!

  19. 119
    Valerie says:

    dI have to say, I just made your soup recipe with the Mezzta Pasta Sauce, and it is now my favorite!! Love it! Thanks for the tip on the sauce as well.

  20. 120
    Watson Family says:

    It is hard to beat a fast and easy spaghetti. It is one of our staple meals out our house!

  21. 121
    Jenny says:

    Hmm…Probably a nice saucy lasagna.

  22. 122
    Annalie says:

    I make my own pasta noodles(so easy and yummy) so even just plain spagetti is really good!

  23. 123
    Michelle says:

    There are so many things we like with pasta sauce. Mainly Chicken Parmesan, but we also love baked ziti. I also like to bake sliced zucchini with pasta sauce and cheese. Nom!

  24. 124
    Kelly says:

    I’m with you…really cheesey lasagna!

  25. 125
    mmclarkfam says:

    My fav is spaghetti and spinach ravioli is a close 2nd. (My hubby would always choose the lasagna though!)

  26. 126
    Hillary says:

    Not so original either…But I love an ooey gooey cheesey lasagna with my dad’s homemade sauce.

  27. 127
    cpullum says:

    I love pasta sauce on everything but love making Gulash with it! I use it even for dipping! Spread on a steak! Love it!

  28. 128
    Angela A says:

    I love spaghetti sauce, I will dip pizza into it, regular old bread, anything really. Stuffed shells with marinara sauce is a favorite too.
    Thanks for the contest,
    Angela A.

  29. 129
    Anonymous says:

    My mom found a great recipe called Lazy Lasagna. You can prepare it ahead of time without cooking the pasta. Stick it in the freezer to have another day or in the oven for that day and it comes out yummy. The key is the pasta sauce – lots of it. Yummy!

    – Annie Pro

  30. 130
    Meg says:

    My Grandfathers homemade baked ziti with sausage and fresh mozzarella and parm will get me to his house for dinner any night of the week! My husbands favorite is make your own calzone night 🙂 Yum!

  31. 131
    Lindsey Springfield says:

    chicken parmesan!!! yum this sauce would be great with it!

  32. 132
    Michelle says:

    raviolis, lots of tomato sauce, and italian sausage

  33. 133
    Gwen says:

    I love making chicken parmesan with marinara. I also find it handy to have some marinara on hand for a quick spaghetti dinner when I’m short on time.

  34. 134
    Jillyboo says:

    stuffed pasta shells are my favorite. Lots of cheeses and loaded with a terrific pasta sauce… yummy!!!

  35. 135
    Sarah says:

    ANY stuffed pasts and sause. I love them all!

  36. 136
    Ryan and Heather says:

    A yummy eggplant parmesan!

  37. 137
    Sheron says:

    veggie lasagna with fresh mushrooms, broccoli and tri-colored peppers – ricotta and a fresh marinara – yum and healthy!

  38. 138
    Heidi says:

    A cheesy pasta bake with extra parmesan!


  39. 139
    LesliAnn says:

    Nothing beats a yummy dish of ricotta stuffed shells with a red sauce!

  40. 140
    Sarah says:

    My favorite kinds of pasta usually are sauce-less to be quite honest (penne, salmon, spinach, and smoked mozarella!) but I do love anything with sausage and vodka sauce.

  41. 141
    Natasha says:

    One of my favorite dishes using pasta sauce is called spaghetti pie. It has spaghetti, an egg, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and pasta sauce and it’s baked in the oven. So good with breadsticks!

  42. 142
    Allie says:

    ummm…just spaghetti noodles with pasta sauce? Yeah, I’m THAT creative. I’ve never used pasta sauce in a recipe before.

  43. 143
    The Castillo's says:

    I agree with the lasagna… I just made some a few nights ago. I’m sure my lasagna would taste even better with this giveaway! 🙂

  44. 144
    Aaron, Vicki Tunell says:

    I love spaghetti and meatballs. Yum!


  45. 145
    Katrina says:

    My favorite is also lasagna, but I make mine chock full of lots of veggies with just a little ground beef or turkey in a yummy sauce. It’s really all about the cheese and the SAUCE! 😉

  46. 146
    Young Family says:

    This sound good! My favorite, super easy recipe is Mac and Cheese Lasagna. Just layer up mac and cheese (that you mix up), spaghetti sauce, ground beef or turkey, and cheese. Bake and serve. So yummy and so easy!

  47. 147
    Kerri says:

    I love making chicken parmesan snd manicotti with a great spaghetti sauce!

  48. 148
    cwarren says:

    I love a good cheesy lasagna or alfredo w/ just about anything!

  49. 149
    jcodington says:

    Spaghetti with meatballs!

  50. 150
    Suzanne says:

    My kids love red pasta sauce mixed with Alfredo,then add meatballs and cheese for meatball sandwiches!

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