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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dinner Done Easy! Progresso Prize Pack Giveaway

I like to cook. I do NOT like to plan meals.
I feel like it's a constant battle of trying to figure out:
 
  • what's not too expensive
  • what will not take too much effort to prepare
  • what have we not eaten a million times already
  • what's lower carb/fits our way of eating
  • what will not take too much time to prepare
  • what will taste great
ALL at the same time?????
 
I'm excited that Progresso has created "Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce" because it helps out with this.
As I started to make my weekly menu and grocery list, I chose 2 recipes that incorporate Progresso Recipe Starters. Well, at least that was 2 of 7 meals done!
 
One recipe I chose was from the recipe booklet they sent me in my review package (you have the chance to win your own, BTW).


I took their "Bacon Mac 'n Cheese" (recipe also can be found on some can labels) and tweaked it a bit for us and our lower carb way of eating.
 
  • 3 cups uncooked penne pasta was exchanged for Dreamfields Lower Carb penne.
  • 1/2 cup milk was exchanged for 1/4 cup heavy cream mixed with 1/4 cup water.
  • 1 bag bacon was exchanged for roughly 1.5 pounds of cooked, cubed chicken breast (we like bacon, but I just wanted something more filling so this could serve as our main dish).
  • Oh, and I left out the diced red bell pepper because they just cost too much where I'm at right now.
 
I did the steps listed in the picture, then poured it in a baking pan and baked for 20 minutes. Only 2 cooking dishes used with tasty results. Something different, something that fits our dietary needs, something in my budget, something not too difficult or too time-consuming for me to prepare, AND something that everyone enjoyed.
 

 For my other recipe I liked the "Easy Weeknight Creamy Chicken Alfredo" that was printed on the can's label. Recipes on labels isn't new, but a peel up recipe is! Coolness. Also, score 1 extra point for having a Box Top for Education, too :) It was a super-simple and required only 2 cooking dishes.
 

Only 1 tweak this time:
  • Dreamfields Lower Carb rotini instead of regular fettuccine.
The rest of the recipe works great for our way of eating.
 
 
So, do YOU want Progresso to help you come up with Dinner Done Easy?
Then enter for your chance to win this awesome prize package.
 
Included:
2 Cans of Progresso Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce
$10 Gift Card (Visa, good most anywhere)
Set of blue measuring cups (I love using scoops instead of a cup!)
Quality condiment spoon
Small baking dish
Progresso recipe booklet
(Type of Progresso Recipe Starters received may vary)

This is the package that Progresso sent me to try out. They are providing me with one to give away to a reader. Enter to win your own below in the Rafflecopter.
 
Don't want to wait to try out Progresso Recipe Starters? Print your coupon today!
I know I'll be buying more Progress Recipe Starter for my family.
 
Disclosure: The information, products and Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ gift packs were provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark. My opinion, however, is always my own and represents my honest assessment of the products.
 

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136 comments:

Anonymous said...

Creamy lemon chicken
Sukie (dot) meadows (at) aol (dot) com

suburban prep said...

I would like to try the Beef with Bow-Tie Pasta

as Maureen
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Carmen said...

I would love to try the chicken pot pie!

Hoa said...

I would like to try the Italian Sausage-Kale Soup with Cheesy Crostini.

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Jodi Jardine said...

Easy weeknight Bacon Mac n cheese

Amber said...

I would love to try the Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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mogrill said...

Creamy lemon chicken.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

llinda29 said...

I want to make Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie

jcarrturq5 said...

I would make the Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie.
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Kelly H. said...

Back ribs with Sweet Savory sauce

Jessica said...

the chicken pulled sandwich and chicken pot pie looks AMAZING!
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smilekisses said...

Cheddar-Parmesan Puffs with Dipping Sauces
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DeeAnn S said...

I'd love to make the Tetrazzini! Thanks.
sweepster49 at comcast dot net

BowieTip said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie.

Yummy!

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Kia89 said...

I would like to try the chicken pot pie.

Linda said...

I would like to try the bean and veggie wraps.
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jzagarjr said...

I would like to try the Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken

Unknown said...

Easy chicken pot pie- would love to make this more often!
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Ciara B. said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie »

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Kristy Thiel said...

I think the easy weeknight bacon mac and cheese sounds good!

jlafount said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie sounds good

Julie said...

https://www.progresso.com/recipes/no-bake-cheesy-skillet-lasagna/a54e71e8-50b5-4ec0-a561-fe56e2f3e25d
this one
thanks
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willdebbie said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie
christal c w
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Janna Johnson said...

no bake lasagna
Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

Kylie Carlson said...

I'd love to try the Beef Stroganoff!

Jessica said...

I would like to try the Cheesy Southwest Chicken Skillet recipe
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Renee G said...

I want to try the Chicken Tortilla soup recipe.
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Karin said...

The No-Bake Cheesy Skillet Lasagna looks good.

Lindsey M said...

The Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff sounds great

Anonymous said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie
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Marti Parks said...

I'm excited to try the baked ziti casserole.

Stephanie said...

Easy chicken pot pie

KPort207 said...

easy chicken pot pie

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buzzd said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie

Yona Williams said...

Bacon Mac & cheese. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Mary Somerville said...

I'd like to try the Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves!

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rhonjerm said...

Chicken Pot Pie
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vera p. said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie

rosannepm said...

Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves rosans4@comcast.net

Susan C said...

The cheese stuffed mini meatloaves look delicious!

Deb Christie said...

I would like to try the Creamy Three Cheese starter.
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Caryn said...

I like the Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken

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Melissa O. said...

The cheese filled mini meatloaves.

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Daniel M said...

easy chicken pot pie sounds good - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Cody Anderson said...

The Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken looks tasty!!

Terina said...

Chicken pot pie sounds delicious

ellie said...

I would like to try the Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves

ferriz said...

easy weeknight chicken potpie

dani marie

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one frugal lady said...

The chicken pot pie sounds awesome!
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to make the Cheesy au Gratin Potatoes.


Desiree Dunbar
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Karen said...

The Chicken Pot Pie would be my first pick :)

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Anonymous said...

easy weeknight chicken pot pie sounds good!
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Denise S. said...

I'd like to try the Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves.
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brich2222 said...

want to try the Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves recipe

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Anonymous said...

creamy portabella mushroom

Cody Anderson said...

Bacon Mac n cheese

Randominities said...

Creamy lemon chicken, my daughter loves lemon!

Anonymous said...

I would like to try Beef with bow-tie pasta
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Nicole D. said...

I want to try the Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie.

russrpm said...

Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves look really good.
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yellowlabs said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie looks great!

Christine Treece said...

The Chicken Pot Pie looks great!

Kimberly M said...

I really want to try the Roasted Garlic Chicken Penne

Donna said...

I would like to try Asian Meatball Recipe

Aimee Fontenot said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie...I've been craving a good pot pie for a while now...

Nickolay said...

Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken all the way

Kellie Conklin said...

Yum, the Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake looks simple and sounds like a dish the whole family would enjoy! Thanks!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

The Bacon Mac and Cheese

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Anonymous said...

the bacon macaroni and cheese

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susan1215 said...

I'd like to make Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie

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Erica C. said...

The Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie sounds good.
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Anonymous said...

No Bake Lasagna would be my recipe of choice!

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ckfrrt said...

I would like to make the creamy lemon chicken
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Whitney said...

The no-bake cheesy skillet lasagna sounds tasty!

kyl neusch said...

Creamy lemon chicken

stracey2010 said...

i would like to try the Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves
stracey2010@live.com

Mommy 2 Monkeys said...

I like the Beer Cheese Soup.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

chicken pot pie
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Samii Alexxis said...

I would love to try Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken

Marie C said...

Bacon mac & cheese or the chicken alfredo you mentioned.
one.f1neday @ yahoo

shirley hicks said...

Creamy lemon chicken




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Karen said...

I'd like to make Creamy Mushroom Miso Pasta with Broccoli. Thanks for the giveaway.

csue said...

The Cheddar Parmesean Puffs with dipping sauces.

Jennifer R said...

I would like to try the Creamy Wild Mushroom and Bow-Tie Pasta from the site.
reejen at comcast dot net

noreen said...

Easy weeknight chicken pot pie

Vikkilyn said...

I really want to try the Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves. They look so good!!

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Carolyn Daley said...

We love chicken so I would love to try the Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken recipe.

ladyt64 said...

I want to try the pulled Chicken sandwiches. (Roxann)

Trisha McKee said...

I'd love to try the No-Bake Cheesy Skillet Lasagna.

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Sarah said...

Seasoned Turkey Cheeseburgers

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the easy weeknight chicken pot pie!

Tracey said...

I''d like to try the Bacon Double Cheeseburger Casserole recipe.
traymona[at]aol.com

amy16323 said...

Cheddar-Parmesan Puffs with Dipping Sauces
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

Angela Neynaber said...

I want to tryhe Autumn Chicken Stew.

susansmoaks said...

i would love to try the Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

kathy pease said...

id love the Cheese-Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves
https://www.progresso.com/Recipes/cheese-stuffed-mini-meat-loaves/9580bf2d-ba57-41bd-a4f9-44112d5691d5

heymissvirginia said...

The chicken pot pie looks awesome!
Virginia Rowell

ladyvon5845 said...

I would like to try the Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff. ladyvon at grm dot net.

Anonymous said...

the autumn chicken stew sounds yummy

sugarstar39@hotmail.c

Taylor G said...

I would love to try the crispy garlic-parmesan chicken.

jaime said...

Crispy garlic chicken

Gina F. said...

I am most excited about trying the Progresso Recipe Starters Bacon Mac n Cheese recipe.

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Chrissy Nestor said...

I'd love to try the Baby Burger Bites

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Kendra Gillilan said...

Chicken pot pie! Thanks
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Tanya White said...

I want to try the Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie

Marie said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie.

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Krystle Howard said...

the autumn chicken stew sounds awesome

flychild7 said...

chicken pot pie sounds amazing :)
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scottsgal said...

weekend chicken pot pie

Cheryl Reinhardt said...

No-Bake Cheesy Skillet Lasagna
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Cheryl Reinhardt said...

No-Bake Cheesy Skillet Lasagna
californiapoppys@yahoo.com

corey1971 said...

Bacon Mac & Cheese (Corey Olomon)

Robert Pyszk said...

Back ribs with Sweet Savory sauce

Dawn Reid said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie
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Sarah Yurga said...

Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken looks delicious
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bbrittbrat1398 said...

Bacon Mac n cheese
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

MomLovesDeals said...

Cheese stuffed mini meat loaves.

carol lewis said...

Chicken pot pie sounds really good!

sa cullum said...

The easy weeknight chicken pot pie looks really good

Breanne said...

Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta

dvice12 said...

I'd like No-Bake Cheesy Skillet Lasagna

Teresa said...

The chicken pot pie looks delicious.
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Hotsnotty2 said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie

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purango said...

I would like to try the Baked Ziti Casserole recipe. garrettsambo@aol.com

Lisa Pecora said...

The Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie sounds good.

Atreau said...

I'm excited to try the Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken.

WWillows6 said...

I want to try the Basil Chicken Ravioli Carbonara recipe.

Lisa Garner

Webb W. said...

Creamy lemon chicken

Melanie Montgomery said...

creamy lemon chicken

imaclutz89 said...

Double Mozzarella Margherita Pizza!

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margaret walker said...

The chicken pot pie sounds delicious

slehan said...

Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken

Thanks for the contest.
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slehan said...

Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken

Thanks for the contest.
slehan at juno dot com

rebecca11111 said...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie sounds good

Julieh said...

I'd like to try the bacon mac and cheese recipe
julie hawkins
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barblong said...

I am excited to try the No-Bake Cheesy Skillet Lasagna recipe.

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