I am always on the lookout for quick and simple meals for my family. An added bonus is when I find a hearty meal for these cold winter nights. I have found such a product and I couldn’t be happier about it. I had the pleasure of trying Bertolli Meal Soups last night, and I am happy to announce that my family is in love with them!
There are four flavors available currently: Chicken Minestrone, Roasted Chicken and Rotini Pasta, Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken, and Tuscan-Style Beef & Vegetables.
After careful consideration, I chose the Roasted Chicken and Rotini Pasta. We eat quite a bit of chicken, and this sounded like the one my family would enjoy the most. Since there are four of us to feed, I bought two bags while I was grocery shopping.
Bertolli Meal Soups are available in the frozen section (I found this out after looking in the soup aisle). I really like that they are frozen, as I know the ingredients are extra fresh.
I decided that I would make some garlic bread to go with out soup “meal”. I contemplated making a salad too, but there were so many vegetables in the soup that I just didn’t feel the need (although a salad would make an excellent addition to the meal).
My daughter and her friend helped me prepare our meal. Unfortunately, my husband had to work late the night I decided to make the Bertolli Meal Soup, but us girls and my son had a wonderful time creating our special dinner. First we got the soup going – we simply emptied both bags in a large pot, and added water per the instructions. After it came to a boil and we reduced the heat and simmered for about 7 minutes. Honestly – this couldn’t have been any easier. The Bertolli Meal Soup can also be prepared in the microwave, but the recommended cooking method is on the stove.
While the soup was cooking, I sliced the fresh sourdough french bread in half and my daughter and her friend spread butter and garlic on it. Cheese is a must on garlic bread too! We popped it in the oven for 8 minutes.
From start to finish, my entire dinner took less than 20 minutes to make (granted, I did have helpers). Now THIS is my kind of meal! In addition to the meal soup being incredibly easy to prepare, I feel good knowing that I am providing my family with a healthy meal. A hearty and filling meal with fresh ingredients. I had to laugh today when my son asked me if there was any leftover soup. Not a chance – we polished it off in record time last night!
I am going to be stocking up on Bertolli Meal Soups – they will be so handy to have on hand when I want something quick and delicious. It will also be convenient for those nights when I realize that I don’t have a thing to make for dinner! I cannot wait to try all of the flavors. I was also thinking these would be great to use in pot pies! You could even buy frozen dough, and fill it with your favorite Bertolli Meal Soup.
I think Bertolli had a very smart idea when they created Meal Soups! Make sure you keep an eye out for Bertolli Meal Soups at your grocery store…your family will thank you.
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*I was compensated by Bertolli to participate in the Weeknight Meal Special Challenge, although all opinions are my own.