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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. 151
    monil3 says:

    I use jarred pasta sauce to create a simple chicken parmesan recipe. My family eats it up!

  2. 152
    Joylybean says:

    I am always up for a fresh pan of lasagna with yummy tomato sauce, but I also really love a fresh alfredo sauce over penne pasta with chicken & spinach. Mmmmm….

  3. 153
    Jen says:

    Chicken parm stuffed with pepperoni and mozzarella. MMMMMmmmmm smothered in a simple tomato sauce

  4. 154
    burpandslurp says:

    I love stir-frying different mix of grains with pasta sauce and veggies, then topped of with cheese! lots of cheese!

  5. 155
    Becky says:

    Spaghetti sauce, definitely! I like to make my sauce with lots of Marsala wine. YUM

  6. 156
    Tiffanyrose says:

    My favorite is Kid pleasing spaghetti. It is a casserole dish that uses a creamy cheese mixture in the layers. YUMMY!

  7. 157
    Chrissy says:

    Lasagna rolls….yum!

  8. 158
    Mark & Lorri says:

    Chicken Parmesan breaded with panko crumbs or basic spaghetti because my kids love simple. But you need to use a good quality hamburger.

  9. 159
    Amy says:

    I love baked ziti with pasta sauce, sour cream, and provolone cheese…Yum!

  10. 160
    Christi says:

    Chicken Parmesan or Italian sausage and spinach lasagna are great, but my comfort food is just noodles and pasta sauce! It’s sure to cure a yucky day for me!

  11. 161
    msumommie says:

    Eggplant Parm!

  12. 162
    danny & shante says:

    There’s nothing better than our families annual Spaghetti night each week. I love when we add fresh squash and zuchinni to it. Yum!

  13. 163
    Pam says:

    cream chesse, spices, parm. cheese and spinach rolled in a chicken breast, breaded and baked. top with parm. cheese, and spaghetti sauce.

  14. 164
    Kim and Cory says:

    I’d have to say lasagna with LOTS of yummy stringy cheese!

  15. 165
    Kim says:

    Chicken Parm — love the crunch of breading with the tang of sauce. Son Big T also likes baked ziti with lots of sauce and melty cheese. This sauce looks yummy!

  16. 166
    Ginblossom says:

    I love meatball subs with tomato and basil sauce with cut up onion on top! yummy

  17. 167
    Michelle Dargen says:

    I love to make baked ziti with sausage. I serve it with a small dollop of sour cream on top. Mmmm, so good!

  18. 168
    Angie says:

    I love homemade tortellini stuffed with cheese and cooked in a garlic tomato sauce.

  19. 169
    Deb A says:

    I love spaghetti noodles with pasta sauce, kalamata olives, feta cheese and pine nuts. YUM!!

  20. 170
    David and Joelle Turner's Blog says:

    Hmm, chicken parmesean probably! But I love most things italian!! Those sauces look wonderful!`

  21. 171
    LucyinAZ says:

    I’ll have to go with a nice bolognese sauce with spaghetti or bow ties!

  22. 172
    susana says:

    penne pasta, spinach, grilled chicken, and marinara suace. yum!

  23. 173
    Jessi says:

    I love baked ziti and lasagna!!! Yum!!

  24. 174
    Amy says:

    I would have to say parmesean chicken-YUM. Although a good meatball sub is hard to beat

  25. 175
    Pat says:

    I once won a trip to Italy in a local contest using pasta sauce. I fried Italian sausage, rolled them in flattened bread slices and baked them, smothered them in sauteed onions, peppers and sauce, sprinkled with grated cheese and won the fabulous trip!

  26. 176
    momofthree says:

    Baked spaghetti is one of my favorites! Nothing is more comforting on a rainy night than a nice warm piece of baked spaghetti. I also like to to use it as a dipping sauce for homemade fried cheese sticks (my kids favorite).

  27. 177
    Banner Fam says:

    My husband loves my meatball hoagie- succulent bite-sized meatballs stiffed into a warm, crusty roll, topped with marinara sauce and a thick slices of provolone and mozarella cheese. The whole sandwich is then broiled until the cheese is bubbly and gooey.

  28. 178
    Morgan says:

    Half Marinara, half alfredo sauce on angel hair for me please!

  29. 179
    painted_jezebel says:

    chicken and spinach stuffed manicotti. or simply spagetti with grilled chicken breast.

  30. 180
    Candace says:

    Manicotti with tomato sauce an fresh mozzerella cheese. YUM

  31. 181
    dctm says:

    My family’s favorite is baked ziti which includes pasta sauce, meat and lots of different cheeses

    dctm at bellsouth dot net

  32. 182
    Julie says:

    Lasagna, of course, & good old fassioned doctored up speghetti & meatballs.

  33. 183
    whittle sticks says:

    I love any Italian food, well almost any food with Spaghetti sauce. In college my roomates and I would eat a healthy snack that we called “bean juices” just green beans with tons of good tomato sauce. Sounds strange, but try it.

  34. 184
    Hessenthalers says:

    My mother in law’s chicken parmesan. The best part is that my husband almost has her recipe down pat!!!

  35. 185
    alissa z says:

    manicotti with lots of cheese…yum!

  36. 186
    Elle says:

    My favorite is angel hair topped with sauteed zucchini, sweet onions and lots of fresh garlic and a dollop of sweet tomato basil sauce and a little bit of parmesan cheese. Mmmm!

  37. 187
    Millie says:

    I’m a vegan but I love pasta. I love to make my corkscrew pasta with a great spaghetti sauce filled with parmessan and monzrella cheese with lots of red peppers and lots of fresh rosemary and basil. Of course I use meatless vegan hamburger meat and vegan cheeses but I’m telling you it is out of this world. Especially when it is served with homemade garlic bread filled with vegan butter. To die for!

  38. 188
    Megan says:

    we are a lasagna family these days, so that’s my vote!

  39. 189
    MaNdA says:


  40. 190
    Melissa says:

    My choice, hands down, is LASAGNA!!! I like to make it with hot turkey italian sausage and ground turkey meat. YUM!!!

  41. 191
    Debbie R. says:

    Lasagna would be my favorite too, loaded with Italian sausage! Yum!!

  42. 192
    Grandpas Cook says:

    Spicy Italian Sausage or meatballs simmered in sauce. Place sausage or meatballs and some sauce on sliced italian bread, top with parmesan and yum. A good thick slice of fried eggplant instead of the sausage is especially delicious.

  43. 193
    buddyandsarahaws says:

    Yummy, my fav is lasagna

  44. 194
    Erica says:

    I agree about the lasagna, but I’d have to add the simple classic–a great baguette with marinara as dipping sauce. Mmmm!

  45. 195
    Carlee Hoopes says:

    I love to marinate meatballs in it and make meatball sandwiches. YUM!

  46. 196
    Breezy Skye says:

    I would have to say chicken Parmesan is my very favorite. It’s so yummy.

  47. 197
    The Fife Family says:

    My very own pasta bake is my favorite: it has mushrooms, bell peppers, pepperoni and mozz. cheese in it. Yumm stuff!

  48. 198
    Brandi says:

    Our latest fav is a whole wheat pita with meatballs, red sauce and mozzarella cheese! Yum!

  49. 199
    Kathleen Rucker says:

    Anytype of red sauce pasta! delicious

  50. 200
    Ashley's "Random Ruminations" says:

    I would say Chicken Parmesan or Parmigianna?

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