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Searching for a quick and convenient side dish that appeals to all of your hungry eaters? Thanks to Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables with Pasta, pleasing your entire family just became an easy fix.
Making meal time easier than ever, Green Giant has introduced vegetables with pasta and savory sauces to their already convenient and tasty line-up of Valley Fresh Steamers frozen mixes.
New Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables with Pasta varieties include:
- Macaroni and Cheese Sauce with Broccoli – classic elbow pasta and broccoli in a mouth watering cheese sauce.
- Pasta and Vegetables with Alfredo Sauce – delicious corkscrew pasta with carrots and broccoli in a savory Alfredo sauce.
Steam-in-the-bag sides will have your family asking for seconds. Join in the conversation today on the Green Giant Facebook page.
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Macaroni and Cheese Sauce with Broccoli
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers with Pasta are a fast delicious and nutritious solution to the boring plain vegetable side dish! The steam-in-the-bag helps lock in the nutrients in the vegetables that are usually lost within the cooking water and heat the vegetables plus pasta to perfection. Not to mention, steaming the food in the bag saves on having to dirty another pan, making the cleanup a breeze!
I already enjoy the Green Giant Broccoli & Cheese Sauce and my picky son loves macaroni and cheese, so I went straight for the new Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Macaroni and Cheese Sauce with Broccoli! I placed the unopened bag standing up on a microwave safe plate and microwaved on high for about 5 minutes. After letting stand for a minute I carefully opened the bag to release the hot steam and emptied it into a serving dish. The contents needed a good stirring to evenly distribute the cheese sauce, but other than that there was no need for any further preparation. Basically, it’s just heat and serve!
What I love about the Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers with Pasta is that the vegetables come out crisp not mushy and the pasta is cooked just right. However, if you have a large family you might need to cook several bags, because it only makes a one cup serving. The calories are 250 with 45 of them being from fat, therefore if you are watching your weight you might want to cut your serving in half. How did it taste? Absolutely delicious! The cheese sauce was not watery and had a nice consistency, the broccoli was fresh tasting, and the pasta was incredibly good! With that being said, I’m not going to lie. My four year old still wouldn’t eat the broccoli and asked what the green dots on the macaroni and cheese were. I had to get creative and told him they were special yummy sprinkles that would give him superpowers. He still tried picking them off!
For a quick and delicious meal idea, prepare a couple of Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers with Pasta and stir into it a cup of cubed turkey! The dish would make a wonderful main course!
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables with Pasta Prize Pack Giveaway!
Green Giant, through MyBlogSpark, has generousely offered to give one reader a Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers with Pasta Prize Pack including:
- 2 Green Giant placemats
- Broccoli stress reliever
- 32 oz. serving bowl
- Surprise face serving spoon
- A VIP coupon for the new Valley Fresh Steamers with Pasta
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