Thursday, September 27, 2012

One of the hardest decisions that I have to make on a daily basis is what to have for dinner, most of the time it’s not even an issue of “what do I want?” it’s more of an “I’m not even sure where to start” kinda thing—I’m sure I’m not alone in this!  Being as busy as I am most days, I usually take all the help I can get when it comes to what to have for dinner and nothing has been more help lately than Progresso Recipe Starters.


Progresso Recipe Starters sauces are available in five flavorful varieties that can each be used as a starter to create numerous home-cooked meals. For added inspiration, Progresso created 80 recipes utilizing this new line of cooking sauces that can be found on Many of these recipes are classic family favorites, such as Bacon Mac n’ Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Parmesan, and utilize ingredients your family may already have on-hand. In addition, all of the recipes on the site include a Rate and Review feature, so we encourage you to leave a rating and review of your own, in which you can even include a link back to your blog post about that recipe! Look for Progresso Recipe Starters in the soup aisles!

Inspired by the five “Mother” Sauces that form the basis of classical French cooking, including Béchamel, Velouté, Tomato, Espagnole and Hollandaise, Recipe Starters use a variety of ingredients and the best techniques to make sure you have delicious options to take on the school days dinner dilemma. The five varieties are:
  • Creamy Parmesan Basil: This creamy, full-bodied and indulgent sauce that was inspired by alfredo and creamy pesto sauces can be used to make dishes such as Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken, Creamy Chicken Alfredo, Basil Chicken Ravioli Carbonara and Basil Chicken Thai Noodle
  • Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock: With caramelized, roasted chicken broth, garlic and a touch of cream, this stock is perfect for dishes such as Creamy Lemon Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Enchiladas
  • Fire Roasted Tomato: A medium-thick tomato sauce, accompanied by flavors of roasted, caramelized tomatoes, oregano and bell peppers, which can be used as a great way to begin creating  Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan, Cheese-stuffed Mini Meat Loaves and Mole Tacos
  • Creamy Portabella Mushroom: Creamy and highly indulgent, this smooth sauce is rich with sautéed Portabella mushrooms,  giving you any easy way to start delicious dishes like Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff, Steak and Mushroom Sandwich and Tetrazzini
  • Creamy Three Cheese: Rich and creamy with a blend of yellow and white cheeses, and a savory background of chicken stock, onion, garlic and cracked pepper, this is a great way to satisfy cheese lovers with Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac & Cheese, Twice-Baked Potato Pizza and Cheesy Egg Breakfast Tacos
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If y’all are like me, then I already know how you loathe the question of, “Hey MOM!  What’s for dinner?”, but I promise you it doesn’t have to be as hard to come up with show stopping, amazing dinner creations as you might think.  I used to sit at the kitchen table weekly pouring over recipe books trying to find something that looked appealing not only to me, but to my very picky kids and husband as well, now that was a challenge.  When I found out that I would be trying out Progresso’s new Recipe Starters through an opportunity with MyBlogSpark I was excited to try something new for dinner, I just hoped my children and husband were also excited.

I received two different varieties of Progresso Recipe Starters; Creamy Parmesan Basil and Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock as well as a few other goodies, including a very helpful recipe booklet, to help me turn a busy week night meal into something special.  Since everyone in the house loves chicken and it seems to be the one protein I have the most trouble being creative with,I decided to try the Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken—it was a big hit with everyone and I’ll definitely be adding it to my monthly meal rotation.

If you can’t wait to try Progresso Recipe Starters you can go here and print a coupon for $.65 off the purchase of 1 can of Progresso® Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce.  Make sure you Like Progresso on Facebook while you’re at it!

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  • Two cans of Progresso Recipe Starters
  • $10 Gift Card to purchase your recipe ingredients
  • Progresso Recipe Starters recipe book, including 5 recipes to get you started
  • Baking dish
  • Measuring Cups
  • Sauce Scraper

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    Disclosure:  I received the items listed above as well as the information for this post from Progresso through MyBlogSpark…all opinions are my own.


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