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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Discover what's new with Campbell's®!

Crowdtap and Campbell's sent me a bunch of products to try and give my honest opinion about.  Below are the products I received.

 
In addition, I received a cutting board, wooden spoon, tote, shaker, and recipe book with coupons.  Here are some of the highlights of recipes we made with our new ingredients!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup


The 1st recipe we tried was for the Loaded Baked Potato soup & it was YUMMY!  Here's Campbell's Recipe and below is our version of ingredients.

  • 1/2 package Morningstar Veggie bacon strips
  • 1 pound russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carton (26.1 ounces) Swanson® Cream Starter Traditional or Swanson® Cream Starter 25% Reduced Fat
  • 1/2 cup shredded GoVeggies Cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions or fresh chives, chopped



We didn't change the recipe too much but made it vegetarian friendly by using fake bacon.  Also we're glad we used 1/2 of what it called for on the onion or I think it would have been overdoing it.  The only other thing we probably would have done differently was boiled the potatoes to soften them up a bit more.  It turned out very hearty and flavorful!  We'll definitely be making this again!


Creamy Parmesan Chicken

http://www.campbellsauces.com/#recipesScroll 

I can't even begin to say how ridiculously quick and easy this was.  We followed the recipe exactly and, even though it suggested it was "Great served with pasta!" we just had it on its own with a side of vegetable and potatoes.  There was a lot of sauce when it finished cooking, so it probably would have been a lot more awesome over a bed of linguine or fettuccine.  The sauce was pretty mild as far as flavor but it complimented the chicken well.  We'll be trying it over pasta next time.


Milton is a chicken fiend!


Creamy Poblano Mac & Cheese

This one took a bit more preparation with the ingredients.  We cooked this up but without the cilantro (because I HATE cilantro) and accidentally used monterey jack cheese instead of cheddar jack.  We made those Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits to go as a side with it which ended up being a really good choice, but I think those biscuits are addicting and would go with absolutely anything you pair them with.

This was a great meal with lots of flavors.  It was very filling and it made a lot for 2 people so this would be great for a family meal.  I thought it was a tad on the soupy side and would have had a better kick if we used the right cheese, we are going to be making this again, and probably soon!



Additional Items

Before I wrap this up, just a few additional thoughts on some of the other products we ate.

The SpaghettiOs® Micros made me realize how old I'm getting as I got terrible heartburn after eating them.  Still has the same fantastic taste as they have always had and it was very quick and easy to heat up in the microwave, but I think I've outgrown my Uh Oh SpaghettiOs days.

Chris ate the Campbell's® Chunky Beer-n-Cheese with Beef & Bacon Soup.  He thought it was a little on the salty side, but was surprised at low calorie content for the whole can (190), considering what it is.  He wished it would have had a bit more meat in it too.

I ate the Campbell's® Slow Kettle® Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup with Herbs and White Meat Chicken.  It was very delicious and head hearty chunks of veggies, meat and pasta. It's a really good portion also so I felt full after eating it.  The mix of the herbs & saltiness was perfect and it gave off more of a homemade taste.  Plus the whole container had only 100 calories!

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We don't make meals like this as often as we should.  Campbell's Kitchen is full of information, awesome recipes to fit your budget or needs, and coupons!  Check out their site and try one of their recipes.  I'm really looking forward to even more new things I can discover with Campbell's! 

This is a sponsored post. I received free samples from Crowdtap & Campbell's® brand to try, review, and supply my honest opinion.

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