Gourmet Pasta Sauces
Our Sauces are all-natural with no preservatives or artificial flavors
Best. Sauce. Ever.
Using Nonna's generations old recipe, we bring old-world flavors to your dinner table. Our Pasta Sauces are the most flavorful Sauces you've ever tasted, guaranteed!
Late 1991 / Early 1992
Maureen had been making Pasta Sauce using the family recipe since she was a young girl. So, she put one and one together and decided to start her business which would eventually be known as Nonna's Pasta Sauce.
Maureen built out a full commercial kitchen in the basement of her home to prepare the Pasta Sauce that she would hopefully sell in local grocery stores. She applied for all the licenses and permits she needed to start selling. She financed everything using her life savings.
Maureen opened her business in September of 1992, selling her Pasta Sauce direct to customers and at our families local grocery store. Eventually, she got her products into HyVee, Dahls, Fareway and some other local markets.
As Maureen continued to grow her business, the Des Moines Register wrote an article in the Small Business section of the states newspaper that featured her Pasta Sauce and her journey from the beginning.
Des Moines' getting Saucy
Business was booming for Maureen! She continued to grow her customer base, and even began handling distribution of the Pasta Sauce herself by reinvesting her profits back into the business to purchase a refrigeration truck.
A Hard Pill to Swallow
Maureen had poured her heart and soul into creating her business. Unfortunately, her health began to decline and by 1997 she was unable to continue running Nonna's Pasta Sauce, and the company went on the back burner for 22 years.
Turn Up the Heat
Maureen's grandson, Dominic decided to relaunch Nonna's Pasta Sauce in his grandmothers honor. He vowed to sell the three Pasta Sauce varieties Maureen launched with, and continue growing Nonna's product line.
Nonna's is Back
Taking over a year to renew licenses, purchase supplies and real estate, and establish reliable and quality manufacturing, Nonna's officially reopened in April of 2020 using the same family recipe his grandmother used nearly 25 years ago.
Love the sauce and keep some in my freezer at all times.
Trisha Dunfee Mootz
I've been looking for a Pasta Sauce since HyVee quit carrying one I loved. I ordered 3 jars of the regular & LOVE it! It is thick & has the perfect seasoning. I'll be buying more.
Tried your sugar-free sauce at the Italian festival downtown Friday night. I'm a new customer. Most flavorful sugar free I've ever had.
Kim Voortmann Upmeyer
Best Sauce Ever!
Seriously the best sauce I’ve ever tasted!! Link below to order! You will be amazed!
Tried your sauce a couple years ago at the Italian festival. It was Outstanding.
Best Sauce you can buy!
Bobbie Jo Engebretson
We will order some more. We combined one of each. AMAZING! Very good flavor!
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