Got My Kroger Skillet Meals Bzz Kit

Got My Kroger Skillet Meals Bzz Kit

Bzz KIt Instructions

Bzz Kit Instructions

My Coupons! Thanks Kroger!

Coupons for friends and family!

Coupons for friends and family!

So tonight I tried these new quick skillet meals that Kroger is offering. For the record, I receive coupons from BzzAgent to try the meal for free. I have seen them and I had wanted to try them so when BzzAgent offered this campaign, I was excited. I have had several of the major name brand all in one skillet meals before over the years and the experience is usually hit or miss. Sometimes the meal is delicious but the quantity is lacking. Sometimes the meal is not so delicious or the quality of the product is not so good or not enough. Kroger is my main grocery store. There are 4 located within 5 miles of me so I am very familiar with and comfortable with using their private label products. So I have very little apprehension about trying their skillet meals. My husband is vegetarian, so we tried the only meat-free version that was available at my regular store on today.

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It cost $0.00!!

We selected the Sorrento style Gnocchi, and the House Salad with Bacon and the traditional garlic bread.

The product was really easy to find in the store. Prominently displayed next to the national brands, right at eye level in the freezer cases. The product was super easy to prepare. Actually the whole meal was easy to prepare. For the skillet meal, all you needed was the one skillet. Now I gotta tell ya, I love that! With a toddler and husband that doesn’t cook, anything that is quick to prepare and quick to clean up, is a big win for me!

Open bread bag, place bread on baking sheet. Throw bag away. Bake at 450 for 8-10 min.

Open bread bag, place bread on baking sheet. Throw bag away. Bake at 450 for 8-10 min.

Into the Oven!

Into the Oven!

The Main Course!

The Main Course!

Empty contents into med high heat skillet.

Empty contents into med high heat skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally to break up sauce and melt cheese. Cooks for 8-10 min.

Meanwhile, prepare your salad!

Meanwhile, prepare your salad!

Open bags, empty contents in to a container with a lid that fits tightly.

Open bags, empty contents in to a container with a lid that fits tightly.

Add the cheese and croutons. I held the bacon to add to my serving separately.

Add the cheese and croutons. I held the bacon to add to my serving separately.

Add salad dressing.

Add salad dressing.

Cover with lid and shake to toss the salad. I do all salads like this. You use less dressing and it coats the salad petty well.

Cover with lid and shake to toss the salad. I do all salads like this. You use less dressing and it coats the salad petty well.

Remember to stir your pasta!

Remember to stir your pasta!

Keep an eye on your bread!

Keep an eye on your bread!

If only you could smell it!! And with the garlic bread baking!! Mmmmm!

If only you could smell it!! And with the garlic bread baking!! Mmmmm!

The completed, plated meal! Looks delish!

The completed, plated meal! Looks delish!

My Husband and I both liked the flavor of the sauce and cheese. The pasta was chewy though and once the dish began to cool, the gnocchi got a little chewy. Most people should be able to eat it before it gets cold though. I was trying to feed a 2 year old as well, so that’s what delayed me. She didn’t like the pasta, by the way, but she did like the bread and salad. The meal was filling and satisfying though. I definitely look forward to trying the other varieties. I’m not sure if they’re are other vegetarian/vegan options but I would try those too. I think in a pinch, I would eat/serve it again. Though the serving size is smallish, there were no leftovers or even enough for a proper seconds. I would probably prepare a bag per every two people.

BabyGirl loves the bread!

BabyGirl loves the bread!

Daddy seems to be enjoying it!

Daddy seems to be enjoying it!

He loves the bread too!

He loves the bread too!

It was pretty good!

It was pretty good!

I cleaned my plate!

I cleaned my plate!

For clean, just throw all of those bags away!! No chopping, slicing, dicing, etc!

For clean up, just throw all of those bags away!! No chopping, slicing, dicing, etc!

And clean up was a cinch. Throw the bags in the trash and the dishes in the dishwasher! Enjoy the rest of the evening! This meal truly only took about ten minutes to cook and additional few minutes to fix the plates and serve. My family, like yours is fast paced, busy and on the go, so a meal like this is perfect on days when cooking is completely inconvenient but eating out is not a good option.

I would and will recommend Kroger’s Skillet meals. I have five sets of coupons that I’ll be giving to friends and family for them to try it out. I plan to purchase another combination of flavors to review. So stay tuned!

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