Progresso Recipe Starters take the prep out of cooking

Kari Embree

March 11, 2015

2 Min Read
Progresso Recipe Starters take the prep out of cooking

New Recipe Starters from Progresso are bringing delicious home cooked meals to your dinner table every night of the week in a half hour or less by taking the prep time out of cooking.

The cooking sauces are easy-to-use and only require a few additional ingredients to get the final result whether you select the slower cooker, skillet, oven or broiler.

“Available in five flavorful varieties, Recipe Starters thick sauce provides a rich and concentrated, robust flavor,” says Stefan Miller, associate marketing manager for Progresso. “Each of the flavors can be used as a starter to create a variety of tasty recipes. With an easy-to-use pouch design, all you have to do is just add your favorite protein, along with a few pantry or refrigerator items and you’ve got a delicious home-cooked dish the family will love.”

Progresso developed Recipe Starters using the best techniques and ingredients to create the rich and bold flavors.

  •  Creamy Roasted Garlic: Chicken stock, roasted garlic and a touch of cream

  • Fire-Roasted Tomato: Medium-thick, tomato sauce, accompanied by flavors of roasted tomatoes and red bell peppers, basil and a touch of cream

  • Creamy Parmesan Basil: Creamy, full-bodied and indulgent sauce that was inspired by alfredo and creamy pesto sauces

  • Creamy Portabella Mushroom: Creamy, full-bodied and highly indulgent smooth sauce with Portabella mushrooms flavor. Body similar to medium béchamel. Dairy/mushroom is primary flavor base with herb/white wine top notes.

  • Creamy Three Cheese: Creamy, full-bodied and highly indulgent with body similar to medium cheese sauce. Rich with a blend of yellow and white cheeses, and a savory touch of cracked pepper.

Most of the easy-to-follow recipes from Recipe Starters require five or less ingredients, many of which may already be stocked in your kitchen. Also, each pouch has a recipe favorite printed on the packaging to give you a head start to home cooked during busy weeknights.

Progresso Recipe Starters pouches are available nationally in the meal solutions section in the pasta aisle and/or soup aisle. With a suggested retail price of $1.99 for a 9-oz pouch, a typical recipe makes 4 to 6 servings. For recipe ideas go to

Source: General Mills

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