I was recently selected by Kraft and BlogHer to participate in a recipe series featuring a new Kraft product line: Kraft Recipe Makers. This post will detail my initial experience with the product. Later on, there will be an opportunity for a really great giveaway for my readers.
Each box of Kraft Recipe Makers features two complimentary sauces, which are layered together to create a dish that can often be complex but is made much easier with the pre-made sauces provided. As someone who works full time and doesn’t have much energy to cook during the week, I am always looking for ways to make the cooking process go faster.
I was really excited when I received the line of products because of the variety of entrees offered. There were 9 boxes provided to make dishes like Chicken Cacciatore, Pot Roast, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and more. There are dishes designed for the oven, slow cooker and skillet. In addition to the nine featured dishes, the packages and Kraft’s website provide other recipe suggestions that can be made with the pre-made sauces, giving you even more variety.
I wanted to try one of them out right away, so I chose the Chicken Bruschetta Pasta, which is an easy skillet one. The directions on the box were simple. It took about 20 minutes to prepare and I was able to surprise Mr. K with a weekday dinner that didn’t consist of reheating restaurant leftovers.
Here are the sauces that were contained in the Chicken Bruschetta Pasta box. I love the mini basil garlic sauce bottle!
First you boil your pasta and then drain it:
The directions suggest farfalle bow-tie pasta, but I used this colorful vegetable pasta instead.
You simmer your chicken in the garlic simmering sauce provided. Then add in your cooked pasta and the remaining simmering sauce.
Add the finishing bruschetta sauce on top.
Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and it’s ready to eat!
The house smelled amazing while this was being made and Mr. K was really excited for a home-cooked meal. He even packed the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Here is a how-to video from Kraft for the next one I plan on trying out, one of Mr. K’s favorite dishes: Verde Chicken Enchiladas.
You can learn more about Kraft Recipe Makers here. Stay tuned for my future posts with more experimenting and a giveaway!