Monday, October 8, 2012

Progresso Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce Review and Give-a-way ends 10/22/2012...






School has been in session for a few months now and finding the time to cook between sports, homework, and everything else we have going on can sometimes be hard.  It's not always the cooking part that's hard, but figuring out just what to make for the whole family and finding the time to do it.

That's why I was excited to be able to try the new Progresso Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce.  With Progresso Recipe Starters Cooking Sauces you will be able to create numerous home-cooked meals out of the five flavorful varieties available.  Each one is unique, but will give you a jump start on meal planning!  


I was excited to find out that Progresso created 80 recipes utilizing this new line of cooking sauces.  If that's not inspiration, I don't know what is!  80 to choose from --awesome!  You can find all of these recipes by visiting Progresso.com/RecipeStarters.  Many of the recipes are family favorites, such as Bacon Mac n' Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Parmesan, my husbands favorite!

The sauces were inspired by the 5 "Mother" Sauces that form the basis of classical French cooking, including Bechamel, Veloute, Tomato, Espagnole and Hollandaise.  Recipe Starters use a variety of ingredients and the best techniques to make sure you have delicious options when planning your next family meal.




The 5 varieties are:


1.  Creamy Parmesan Basil

2.  Creamy Roasted  Garlic with Chicken Stock

3.  Fire Roasted Tomato

4.  Creamy Portabella Mushroom

5.  Creamy Three Cheese

We received the Fire Roasted Tomato and the Creamy Portabella Mushroom sauces and couldn't wait to incorporate them into a meal.




I made Broccoli-Cheese Chicken and Rice Skillet using the Creamy Portabella Mushroom sauce and it was so good.  Here is the recipe...


Ingredients:


    1 package (14 oz) uncooked chicken breast strips for stir-fry
    1 can (18 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy portabella mushroom cooking sauce
    1 bag (16 oz) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, thawed
    1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
    1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

Directions:

    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink in center.
    Add cooking sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; heat to boiling. Stir in vegetables and rice; sprinkle with cheese. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 to 7 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.



I also made Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan using the Fire Roasted Tomato sauce and it was a huge hit, something I will definitely be making more of!


Ingredients:

    8 oz uncooked spaghetti
    1/3 cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
    1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, flattened slightly
    2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1 can (18 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce
    1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)


Directions:

    Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
    In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Shake each chicken breast in bread crumb mixture; set aside.
    In 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic; cook until garlic starts to brown. Add chicken breasts; cook 6 to 10 minutes, turning once, until browned. Pour cooking sauce around chicken; sprinkle chicken with remaining bread crumb mixture and mozzarella cheese. Heat to boiling. Cover; reduce heat to medium. Cook 5 to 8 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F) and cheese is melted. Serve with spaghetti.


Both recipes were so easy to make and I loved using the Progresso Recipe Starters Sauces.  It made cooking so easy and I loved that we had home-cooked meals ready in no time.  The recipes on the website are very inspiring when it comes to meal planning and I can't wait to try more of the sauces!




To view all of the recipes available and to learn more about the new Progresso Recipe Starters Sauces please visit:




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One lucky reader will win a Progresso Starters Sauce kit that contains-- 2 Progresso Starters Sauces, a cookbook, a set of measuring cups, a condiment spoon, an oven dish and a $10 Visa gift card to help you get your meal started!


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Disclaimer:  Progresso provided The Jackson Five Family Blog with the information and complimentary Progresso Recipe Starters gift pack through MyBlogSpark.  However, our opinions of the product(s) are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive sentiments towards the company or their products! 

52 comments:

  1. Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock.

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  2. I want to try the three cheese~

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  3. I would love to try the Creamy Three Cheese

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  4. Your recipe pics are awesome, looks so pretty and delicious recipe :)I would love to try this.

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  5. I'd like to try Creamy Portabella Mushroom

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  6. I'd like to try the Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  7. I'd like to try Fire Roasted Tomato
    Rafflecopter name - Cynthia Conley

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  8. GFC id: abfantom fantom

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  9. I would like to try Progresso's Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta recipe starter recipe.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  10. I'd like to try the portobello mushroom

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  11. I'd try the Creamy Three Cheese.

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  12. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    CREAMY THREE CHEESE

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  13. I like Creamy Three Cheese.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  14. I would like to try the creamy portabella mushroom.

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  15. I likr to try the Creamy Three Cheese

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  16. The creamy portabella mushroom since we love mushrooms.
    spcale at yahoo dot com

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  17. creamy three cheese

    cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

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  18. creamy 3 cheese
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  19. I'd like to try the Roasted Creamy Garlic.

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  20. creamy roasted garlic!
    caseyeve_003 atyahoo dot com

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  21. I'd like to try the Creamy Parmesan Basil

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  23. I would love to try the Creamy Three Cheese one

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

    Allison Swain Downes

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  24. I'd like to try the creamy Three Cheese.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  25. Creamy portobello mushroom would probably be my family's favorite

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  26. SHERRIE C. ON RAFFLECOPTER

    I would love to try Creamy Portabella Mushroom

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    Sherrie Cruson on Pinterest

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I'd like to try the creamy three cheese.

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  28. I'm very happy to leave my comment here. It is great.
    Screw Oil Press

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  29. I'd love to try the Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken

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  30. The Creamy Parmesan Basil sounds delicious and is a flavor my whole family would like to try

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  31. I would like to try the Creamy Three Cheese starter first.
    KismetChris(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I would love to try the Creamy Portabella Mushroom. That would be a great starter for stroganoff. :) Thank you!

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Follow via GFC

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  34. I would start with the Fire Roasted Tomato sauce.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  35. Creamy Parmesan Basil

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I want to try the Creamy Parmesan Basil.

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  37. The Creamy Portabella Mushroom sounds tasty

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  38. I would love to try the Creamy Three Cheese.

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  39. I'd like to try Creamy Three Cheese. I've tried the Parmesan Basil one and it was very good.

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  40. I would like to try fire roasted tomato!

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  41. I'd like to try Fire Roasted Tomato

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  42. I'd like to try creamy parmesan basil.

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  43. I'd like to try the creamy three cheese.

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  44. I'd love to try their Creamy Portabella Mushroom.

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  45. I would love to try the Creamy Portabella Mushroom recipe starter from Progresso.

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  46. I would like to try the Creamy Roasted Garlic sauce.

    Lisa Garner

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  47. creamy roasted garlic
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  48. Creamy Portabella Mushroom
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  49. Creamy Three Cheese sounds good! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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