As much as I love to create a meal or dish from scratch for my family, this Mom's busy schedule, not to mention the rest of the family's week day rushed ins and out, can make that difficult. Heading into the holiday season simply compounds that simple fact. Even so, my bustling family needs sustenance to keep themselves fueled up and going strong. For those reasons, I welcome kitchen shortcuts for busy Moms, especially those that are as tasty as Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ Cooking Sauces!
I am looking forward to taking advantage of the Progresso Recipe Starters for easy meals to serve during the week, particularly for those days when everyone seems to be coming and going. Both varieties I have to experiment with would be perfect for either a quick tossed pasta dish with a fresh steamed vegetable side or for a crock pot slow cooked creation with tender chicken and fresh baked bread.
With five inspired flavors in the Recipe Starters collection and over 100 delicious family meal recipes, Progresso makes planning quick week day meals easy, even for a busy Mom like myself.
Progresso Recipe Starters
Inspired by the five "Mother" Sauces that form the basis of classical French cooking, including Béchamel, Velouté, Tomato, Espagnole and Hollandaise.
Creamy Parmesan Basil
Creamy, full-bodied and indulgent sauce, inspired by alfredo and creamy pesto sauces.
Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken, Creamy Chicken Alfredo,
Basil Chicken Ravioli Carbonara and Basil Chicken Thai Noodle
Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock
Caramelized, roasted chicken broth, garlic and a touch of cream.
Creamy Lemon Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Enchiladas
Fire Roasted Tomato
Medium-thick tomato sauce,with roasted, caramelized tomatoes,
oregano and bell peppers..
Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan,
Cheese-stuffed Mini Meat Loaves and Mole Tacos
Creamy Portabella Mushroom
Creamy and highly indulgent, smooth sauce with sautéed Portabella mushrooms..
Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff, Steak and Mushroom Sandwich and Tetrazzini
Creamy Three Cheese
Blend of yellow and white cheeses, savory background of chicken stock, onion,
garlic and cracked pepper,
Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac & Cheese, Twice-Baked Potato Pizza
and Cheesy Egg Breakfast Tacos
Progresso Recipe Starters
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