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“Absolutely the very BEST marinara I’ve ever tasted. Perfectly balanced with surprising depth of flavor. Great job Chef Darek! Once people try this, they’ll be blown away that it comes from a jar.”
– Paul C. of Venice, CA

You are sure to be a winner when using our traditional sauces in any recipe.

Have you ever wished you could make classic Italian dishes that were delicious and healthy for your family? It can be easier than you might think. You don’t have to do a ton of prep work or slave over a hot stove for hours, simmering fresh vegetables and spices because we have done that for you! At Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces®, we want every family to be able to easily enjoy everything from traditional Italian classics, such as lasagna and spaghetti with meatballs, to non-Italian dishes that our products will take to the next level.

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We have customers who have used Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces® as a base or featured ingredient in everything from Stuffed Green Peppers to Shrimp & Grits, Cajun Gumbo, Middle-Eastern Shakshuka, Cuban Ropa Vieja and even Polish Goląbki (stuffed cabbage rolls). Our sauces are VERY versatile! We also want to be a valuable resource for learning about recipes that our founder, Chef Darek W. Haupt, CEC has created. The recipes that Chef Haupt has shared on this website will have you putting dinner on the table with ease. Your family and dinner guests – and especially your taste buds – will think your creation was made in a Michelin-starred restaurant! Try his recipe for Mama Yolanda’s Calamari in Red Wine and Tomato Gravy, Mama Yolanda’s Stuffed Cabbage, or Mama Yolanda’s Shrimp & Grits a la Vodka for a memorable dinner. His recipes for Mama Yolanda’s Healthy Bolognese Sauce and Crystal’s Classic Penne a la Vodka will also be big hits. Note that we have graded each recipe as Easy, Intermediate or Advanced so that you know which part of the pool you’re jumping into before you dive in. That being said, even a novice cook can produce great results if you carefully follow the Prep and Method steps presented in each recipe.

Any of your own recipes that have Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces® as the base are sure to be a winner. As one of our customers stated, our Authentic Italian Tomato Gravy is, “Absolutely the very BEST marinara I’ve ever tasted. Perfectly balanced with surprising depth of flavor. Great job, Chef Darek! Once people try this, they’ll be blown away that it comes from a jar.” (Paul C. of Venice, CA)

Obviously, a homemade meal is always the better option over processed, packaged and mass-produced products when you want a healthy option for your family. Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces® are made with the finest and freshest ingredients. So, whether you use one of our recipes or create your own masterpiece, you’ll feel good about each and every meal you make for your family and dinner guests.
 

Mama Yolanda’s Recipes:

Mama Yolanda’s Calamari in Red Wine and Tomato Gravy

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Mama Yolanda’s Calamari in Red Wine and Tomato Gravy

Recipe: Created by Chef Darek W Haupt, CEC for Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces®, LLC
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
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Mama Yolanda’s Healthy Bolognese Sauce

Mama Yolanda’s Healthy Bolognese Sauce

Recipe: Created by Chef Darek W Haupt, CEC for Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces®, LLC
Level of Difficulty: Easy
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Crystal’s Classic Penne a la Vodka

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Crystal’s Classic Penne a la Vodka

Recipe: Submitted by Bradford Haupt, COO, Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces®, LLC in honor of his late daughter Crystal.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
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Mama Yolanda’s Shrimp & Grits a la Vodka

Shrimp N Grits

Mama Yolanda’s Shrimp & Grits a la Vodka

Recipe: Created by Chef Darek W. Haupt, CEC for Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces®, LLC
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
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Mama Yolanda’s Stuffed Cabbage

Mama Yolanda’s Stuffed Cabbage

Recipe: Created by Chef Darek W. Haupt, CEC for Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces®, LLC
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
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Mama Yolanda’s North End Boston Chili

Mama Yolanda’s North End Boston Chili

Recipe: Created by Chef Darek W Haupt, CEC for Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces®, LLC
Level of Difficulty: Easy
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Mama Yolanda's Easy Neapolitan Meatballs

Mama Yolanda's Easy Neapolitan Meatballs

Recipe: Created by Chef Darek W Haupt, CEC for Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces®, LLC
Level of Difficulty: Easy
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Testimonials

“Mama Yolanda's takes me back to fond childhood memories of my Italian grandmother's homemade sauce. It makes any favorite dish--baked ziti, lasagna, eggplant parmigiana--even more special. ”

P. Zazzara, Alexandria, VA

“My family absolutely loves this sauce. I was never a fan of “jarred” sauce because it always had to add so many ingredients to make it taste halfway decent; but this tastes just like I made it myself! I don’t have to add not one herb to make it taste better because it is already so delicious! Not to mention the fact that the ingredients are fresh, with nothing artificial. This is the only sauce we use!”

S. Papageorgio, Mooresville, NC

“Tried this sauce (gravy) and can say I haven't had sauce this good since getting homemade sauce from a friend. Definitely better than the name brand, store bought. A quick read of the ingredients lets you know you are getting quality with no unnecessary fillers”

A. Ramos, Mooresville, NC

“The vodka sauce is great... I use it for ziti and tortellini and have gone through 4 jars in the past month. The ingredients are simple and delicious.”

Mike S.

Mama Yolanda's sauce is our family's favorite! We first tried it when our youngest child was 2 and SUPER picky. She gobbled up her spaghetti and wanted more! We now eat it on a variety of foods at least once a week. It's authentic, healthy and flavorful. It's the best!!”

Jenn W., State College, PA

“Mama Yolanda’s tomato gravy is simply delicious. With quality Italian ingredients, the flavor is fresh and authentic. We love it!”

M. Papa, Sparta, NJ

“Mama Yolanda’s Sauce is the absolute best spaghetti sauce I have ever had! It’s just as good, if not better than the marinara sauces I indulged in when eating my way around Italy. This sauce truly captures the authentic taste of what spaghetti sauce should taste like!”

Linda C. Port Hueneme, CA

“Once you have Mama Yolanda’s you will never want to have another spaghetti sauce out there (or even bother making your own)! I live on the West Coast where we don’t have it yet so I have considered planning my next trip to North Carolina where I can buy a few cases. I am not kidding.”

D. Lee, Ojai, CA

“I follow a strict keto diet and finding a spaghetti sauce that not only tastes great but has no sugar was impossible until I came across Mama Yolanda’s. The natural sweetness from fresh vegetables really comes through and leaves me feeling completely satisfied. You will never want to eat spaghetti sauce with sugar again.”

Ana C. Palm Desert, CA