Grandpa Pete’s Giveaway {CLOSED}

**This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!**

Hey guys and gals! Just popping in quick this evening with a fun little giveaway for you all.

Very recently, I came into contact with some of my very favorite jarred sauce…and a whole lot of it, at that.


If you’ve been reading for a while, then you probably know that if I’m not eating my own homemade sauce, I’m mostly likely using Grandpa Pete’s Sunday Sauce. I was first introduced to Grandpa Pete’s almost two years ago, and have been a fan ever since.

I love the fact that it’s all natural and locally made (in the Hudson Valley of New York – right close to home!). If you’re close to the area, the sauce can actually be found throughout the North East in stores and at fairs and festivals (to find out where, you can check here).

So their vodka sauce? Incredible. And their marinara sauce is super versatile, too.


I’ve used it plenty of times on pasta, and most recently used some on the pasta bake I made a couple of weeks ago.

Which is why the jar of marinara may look a bit more empty than the rest. Winking smile


Another favorite of mine is the garlic sauce.


It’s proven to not only be delicious on pasta, but it also makes a pretty mean flatbread pizza.

So lucky for you guys, “Grandpa Pete” has offered a 10% off coupon code to all STSL readers. Just enter SweetTooth in the promo code box when checking out online.

But even better yet, he’s ALSO offered to giveaway one of his special Sunday Sauce 4-Packs to a STSL reader (seen below)!


(open to US & Canada residents only)

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to enjoy any one of these kinds of sauces.

I’ll choose the winner on Saturday, November 3rd. Good Luck! Smile


  1. Anna says

    I would love to try Grandpa Pete’s sauces! Especially the garlic sauce. I recently started making my own pizzas and would like to try using this on them. Also, I’ve recently enjoyed putting tomato sauce on chickpeas….let’s face it, good tomato sauce is really versatile!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  2. Christina says

    I would love to try Grandpa Pete’s sauces! I often make pasta or ravioli for dinner so I would definitely use the sauces for that!

  3. Jackie says

    I would love to try these sauces for the base of a homemade pizza. Although, I have been eyeing your chicken parm burger for awhile now. I bet it’d be delish with that too :)

  4. Leah says

    I love marinara sauce with meat on my spaghetti, but I would really like to try the garlic sauce! Don’t think I can find that type at the local grocery store : )

  5. Kaitlyn says

    They all sound and look delicious! I bet they’d make a mean eggplant lasagna or even a dip for homemade bread sticks! Mmm!

  6. Alison says

    I love tomato sauces on homemade pizzas or mixed with some goat cheese to make a really flavorful, creamy pasta sauce!

  7. Stephanie says

    oooo these would be great in your spaghetti pie ! i made it for dinner and my boyfriend went nuts…. that ones a keeper.

  8. Samantha says

    I’ve never had anything better than my Grandfather’s homemade sauce, so I’d be willing to try this on some Chicken Parmesan and Linguini and Clams!

  9. Laura says

    Baked ziti!! Soo good and such comfort food-but I make it healthier with whole wheat noodles, lots of spinach and ground turkey.

  10. Cami Z. says

    I love using these sauces on homemade pizzas and flatbreads! I also like tossing the sauce with pasta and putting it in the oven with veggies and cheese! amazing :)

  11. Karen says

    I love a big plate of spaghetti with marinara that has had meatballs simmering in it for hours! I like to even just eat the sauce after its heated with parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers!

  12. Kara says

    I loveee penne vodka, but never make it at home because I’m usually too lazy to make my own sauce and I have yet to find a really good storebought brand. But after hearing your rave reviews, I’m going to have to give Grandpa Pete’s a try!

  13. Jenny says

    The marinara on a big bowl of spaghetti & meatballs :) the garlic one would be a big hit in my home too. I usually triple the garlic in most recipes bc I can’t get enough

  14. Tori K says

    My husband and I are major pasta fanatics, so we would definitely use them at least 3 times a week for pizza, spaghetti, or grilled veggies!

  15. Crystal says

    On spaghetti with roasted vegetables! I’ve been wanting to try this sauce since you talked about it earlier this year :)

  16. Haley says

    I’d use it on cardboard ;). Love this stuff and like it as a dip for appetizers (mini-grilled cheeses), as pizza sauce, as well as dressing on pasta dish.

  17. Justeen @ Blissful Baking says

    The marinara sauce would be perfect on top of spaghetti squash and cottage cheese or ricotta (sounds weird, but tastes delicious!)

  18. says

    I am pretty much obsessed with sauces! Especially marinara. I love it on pretty much everything and my friends joke my pasta looks like soup. I also load it on thick for pizza!
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  19. Heather says

    Im a saucy girl & love extra sauce on everything! The kids & I would love this on pasta or pizza! Friday night is pasta night in our house!

  20. Katie M says

    I love making an easy meal by combining marinara sauce with chicken breast, rotini, and bell peppers. If I’m feeling crazy, I’ll add some canned pineapple to the mix as well :)

  21. says

    I have always wanted to try vodka sauce! I put marinara sauce on everything from homemade pizza, stuffed peppers, chili, and stuffed spaghetti squash. But my favorite way to eat is is wrapped in one of our homemade pizza egg rolls!
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  22. Jessica p says

    I’d like to try mixing the sauce with spaghetti squash. I have an huge place in my heart for garlic so I’d love to try that one.

  23. Erin says

    ‘Tis the season for spaghetti squash! I have one that I haven’t cooked up yet and that marinara sauce, tons of veggies and some spaghetti squash sounds scrumptious!!

  24. Deb says

    My favorite way to enjoy a good marinara is with broccoli, chicken, and spaghetti! I’m at college right now, so I look forward to going home and enjoying this delicious meal.

  25. Karen says

    I can’t think of a bad way to enjoy these sauces. But I’ve been getting really into spaghetti squash lately, and I’d love to try these out with that!

  26. Elizabeth says

    I would love to just try it with ground beef to make a meatsauce. With spaghetti and garlic bread, its the perfect meal :)

  27. Alli says

    I love all Italian I would like to try it numerous ways. But, the garlic sauce on pizza sounds pretty good right now! :)

  28. Naomi says

    Ooh definitely on homemade pizza! Or just on plain old pasta…my recent obsession is mixing goat cheese in with marinara sauce. Delicious and creamy!

  29. Emily says

    i’m a purist… put that on some pasta and i’m set for the rest of my life. i could actually eat tomato sauce with a spoon. YUM

  30. Katie G says

    I love putting marinara sauce on pretty much anything and everything; I especially love it on a veggie omelet though on a pita, to make an omelet pizza!

  31. Kristina m says

    All four sounds wonderful! I would make home made pizza first it’s my little girls all time fav then of course spaghetti.

  32. Lisa says

    My favorite way to use sauce is to make eggplant parmesean using TJ’s breaded eggplant. It makes a fast and delicious meal!

  33. Linda downs says

    I love them all. My favorite is the garlic sauce to make sausage and peppers in my crockpot. After the main even, the leftover broth makes the base for a wonderful minestrone soup that my granddaughter requests whenever she’s at my house. We use the dinner packs for hostess gifts, and people love them! The penne ala vodka with some shrimp tossed in at the last minute makes a great dinner in minutes.

  34. Nicole G says

    I make veggie burgers that call for tomato sauce in the “dough” and I always use different ones for different flavors-the vodka would be killer!

  35. Maggie says

    I would love to try these with some spaghetti squash or use them to spruce up one of my many pasta dishes! The vodka sauce sounds incredible.

  36. Amy P says

    Wow – they all sound amazing! I would love to try the vodka sauce in a pasta dish. My husband recently came home from a business trip raving about vodka sauce he had in a restaurant, so I’d love to see how this compares. Yum!

  37. Deb says

    I would put it over pasta for our Sunday pasta dinners. Also I would pour it over Italian sausages in the crockpot. Yum!

  38. Leigh H says

    All of your create your own pizzas have certainly inspired me. I would use the marinana sauce on a vegetable filled pizza. I would also love to try to garlic sauce on some pasta!

  39. kristin says

    Well since I am not the fanciest cook – I would use it most likely on pasta, maybe chick parm. I could also make some garlic bread and use the marinara sauce for dipping.
    Flat bread pizza also sounds good.

  40. Lydia says

    Omg I need that sauce. I am a bit of a sauce fiend haha. I’d probably eat it out of the jar, to be honest. Or maybe I’ll be more civilized and put it on some pasta and meatballs with veggies :)

  41. Danielle says

    I saw them at the HVCC craft fair recently! The vodka sauce was so delish!!! I want to make a baked ziti with it….vodka bake? Worth a shot! :)

  42. Kristen says

    I love vodka sauce but I can’t find any canned kind that I like. Maybe Grandpa Pete’s will win me over! I love it over penne pasta.

  43. Christine says

    mmm i would love to try grandpa pete’s sauces! ever since the weather has started to get chilly, i’ve been meaning to make lasanga, and grandpa pete’s marinara seems like it would be a great addition! : )

  44. Christina says

    I’m just starting to experiment with marinara sauce… I never realized how versatile it is! My favorite is with egg scrambles, or zucchini fries! Yumm, x1009029. :)

  45. Erin says

    I would probably try any of these on grilled pizza! YUM! Now just to convice the fiancee to grill in the cold weather…

  46. Darci says

    I would love to try those sauces! Especially the garlic sauce on a flatbread pizza…Yum!! I’m also from the area but never had any of them….I will have to try them even if I don’t win!

  47. Krystina says

    Oooo I would love to use the marinara on some spaghetti squash! Or the garlic sauce on some homemade pizza! Or the vodka sauce on some gnocchi! Mmmm I’m making myself hungry! 😉

  48. Patty says

    I bet that sauce would be great on a burger or with baked chicken. Though an egg veggie scramble w/ some sauce would be awesome too.

  49. Laurie Ann Natal says

    Hands down the best vodka sauce I have ever eaten. Everyone in my family will tell you that I hate jarred tomato gravy- just not as good as home. Well, this one has me bested. I cannot replicate the delicious creamy goodness of this sauce. My family will eat it on anything and fight to be the one to mop it up with bread. So good!!

  50. Kristen says

    Hmmm so many options! I would say my favorite way would be to mix them in with some spaghetti squash & veggies for a delicious spaghetti/veggie bake…probably with a little cheese too. YUUUMMM!!

  51. Jessica says

    I love love love the garlic sauce and vodka sauce. I use it all the time when I don’t make my own sauce. All the ingredients are fresh and you can tell when you eat it. And the most important thing is its made local. Just got sauce from him at the garlic festival in Kingston ny recently. Would recommend to everyone!! :)

  52. Kristen B says

    I have been loving spaghetti squash this fall! I’d love to use some Grandpa Pete’s to make a spaghetti squash chicken parm… yum!

  53. says

    i love enjoying pasta sauce with meatballs and shredded zucchini or squash in place of pasta (since i can’t digest grains.) it’s delicious, healthy and such a comfort meal!

  54. Amanda says

    Oh man, I can eat red sauce on ANYTHING! Favorite is probably pizza, but most common is atop roasted (ok, or frozen/reheated) veggies + cheese.

  55. Nicole says

    I’m Italian so I am particular when it comes to jarred sauce, I would LOVE to try a delicious one and I trust your opinion :) I love enjoying red sauce with big rigatoni pasta shells, or vodka sauce with little whole wheat penne. YUM!

  56. Elizabeth S says

    Baked Ziti, hands down! Can’t get enough of it! I don’t think I am physically capable of eating any type of pasta dish without sauce. It’s a must for me! :)

  57. Christina says

    I would love to use this on some hearty rigatoni pasta!! And also to dip some garlic bread in. A nice warm meal!! YUM!

  58. Eileen jacobsen says

    This sauce is just like home made. I bought 2 jars @ the sag. Garlic fest and I was so sorry I did not buy more. Love the garlic sauce and the meat sauce. They have great stuff. Would love to win the 4 jars.

  59. says

    I just love the Vodka Sauce. I add shrimp and scallops to the vodka sauce and put over angle hair pasta. My kids don’t like normal spaghetti sauce, until I purchased grampa petes vodka sauce. The love this sauce and even eat it as left overs.

  60. Kathy Y says

    I love Grandpa Pete’s Vodka Sauce on Penne pasta with chicken or shrimp. It is the best Vodka sauce I have ever tasted in my life ! Yes Zef, better then yours.

  61. Ashley says

    Currently obsessed with spaghetti squash and would love to put these sauces over a big batch with some veggies. Either that or I incorporate marinara in my veggie chili sometimes and it’s always a hit!

  62. Bre Baylor says

    Hi! I went to a wine show and this is where I was introduced to Grandpa Pete’s! I make Chicken Riggies (an original upstate NY dish) and the Vodka Sauce is wonderful on them. The pizza sauce is amazing as a breadstick dipper as well as on flatbread pizza snacks. All of the sauces are great! I love using them! :o)

  63. Rochelle says

    Ooh, I’ve never tried vodka sauce, but I hear it’s amazing. And I’m a huge marinara person…pizza, dipped cheese, quesadillas, etc. A good marinara sauce is so versatile!!!

  64. Jenny says

    Hands down favorite use of marinara is in a spaghetti squash bake–way healthier than pasta and doesn’t leave me immobile from carb overload for the next 3 hours : )

  65. hayley says

    honestly, i can put marinara sauce on just about any carb or veggie. i’m running low on groceries, so last night i had toast with marinara after the gym. simple and delicious :)

  66. Susan says

    I’m chewing on a big piece of pizza right now – so I would have to say I would try his sauce on my homemade pizza.

  67. April V says

    To bring out the flavors of the sauce, I think it’s best served over a helping of angel hair pasta! (w/ a nice hunk of garlic bread on the side!) 😉

  68. April says

    I have never really ventured far out with sauces, Just a Ragu kinda gal…So, since I see everyone commenting about how good the sauce would be with Pasta, I would love to give that a whirl! Plus I have been making homemade pizzas but just use spaghetti sauce. Here’s to hoping my horizons are broadened! (My aunt used to say “Oh, Broaden your horizons” when I was little and didnt want to try new foods)

  69. Lara F. says

    Lately I’ve been obsessed with cooking tomato sauce with vegetarian ground beef and eating it on top of spaghetti squash. Soooo good!

  70. crystal d. says

    Spaghetti and meatballs is the first thing that came to mind! Or a wonderful baked ziti also sounds really good. With garlic bread to soak up the sauce! Yum!

  71. Colleen Lennon says

    While visiting the Hudson River valley a year ago (on our honeymoon) we discovered Grandpa Pete’s Sauce/pasta at a crafts fair. We fell in love with it, and purchased some to cook at our rental house. We tried all 4 sauces over the pasta, and the dinner in a bag was exceptionally easy, and delicious. Upon coming back home to CA we mail ordered 4 dinners in a bag for our grown children for Xmas gifts. Then we ordered all the sauces to give as gifts to special friends – of course, we got some for us too! Besides over pasta, we put it on flatbread for an easy pizza. It is BY FAR the best marinara sauce we’ve ever tasted. We’re so glad we visited that craft fair!
    My thoughts are already going to giving Grandpa Pete’s for Christmas again, as it arrived carefully and well-packed. It was a joy to all who received it!

  72. emily jo says

    i love love garlic! id use them sauces with the eggplant Parmesan! dipping sauce for baked ziti.. pasta… and oh yeah pizza!

  73. Richard R says

    Garlic sauce is awesome on just about everything and I would like to try Pete’s Vodka sauce. Now that sounds good.

  74. Michelle says

    Tried Grandpa Pete’s sauce at a trade show a few years back and thought it was delicious – marinated and served with meatballs. Ended up buying a box set and gave to a pasta loving friend as a gift that same year.

  75. Nancy says

    I would like the marinara sauce over chicken in my slow cooker and the garlic sauce on my homemade pizza! Sounds so yummy! I’ve never seen these sauces before, would love to try them!!!

  76. Elizabeth W says

    I love making roasted veggie and cheese baked casseroles with any kind of sauce like this! :-) And they even tasted good mixed in with eggs the next morning

  77. Janice Schrefer says

    The vodka sauce is the absolute best vodka out there. We have tried many, many kinds but nothing beats Grandpa Pete’s!! We use it to make Chicken Riggies. Delicious!!!!

  78. Noelle says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Vodka Sauce! I put it over pasta with veggies and some chicken. So good! I have sampled a few other flavors of the sauces at fairs/festivals but have not cooked with any of them. I would love to try them all!

  79. Danielle says

    I would love to try Grandp Pete’s sauce! Thanks for the awesome give-away. I recently began reading your blog and now I look forward to reading it everyday :)

  80. Melanie Neer says

    I have a wonderful friend upstate NY (Ghent) who works part time at The Berry Farm in Chatham, NY, and she surprises me with a “goodie” package of yummy treats. Not long ago she sent me a jar of Grandpa Pete’s Garlic Sunday Sauce. What can I say? It was fantastic and I used it in several ways. One night for dinner I used it to make my Chicken Parmigiana with a side dish of pasta. Then the next night I used some of it to make Pizza Muffins. I would love to try more of Grandpa Pete’s Sunday Sauces since sadly none are sold in my area.

  81. Lori says

    I made a recent switch to wheat pasta so I think the vodka sauce would be just the right thing to try on the wheat pasta.

  82. Muffy says

    Bought 3 jars of Grandpa Pete’s at the Chester Craft Fair in NJ last year. I should have bought more. It was good to the last drop. Is there a law against running your finger inside the jar and then licking your finger? That’s also a great way to “serve” Grandpa Pete’s. I should know.

  83. Rebecca says

    Love the Vodka sauce, straight up on pasta, grilled Italian bread and spooned right out of the jar…you know it’s good if you can spoon it right out of the jar, yummy!

  84. Jessica B says

    Especially as the weather turns colder, pasta and marinara for dinner sounds so good! I have also been craving homemade pizza in the WORST way lately, so this would be the perfect excuse!

  85. Andrea Mangels says

    Grandpa Pete’s is some of the yummiest sauce I have ever eaten…. not over the top like some other sauce makers, it’s just right.


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