I like to keep a number of heat and eat products in the house for quick meals, Chef Boyardee being one of them. Although I’ve served Chef Boyardee products as a quick snack or meal for years, I’ve never thought of using them as an ingredient. You neither? Interesting, isn’t it? I’m all about quick meals, and love trying recipes for meals that are ready in under 30 minutes.
Recently, Chef Boyardee put together some recipes that incorporate Chef Boyardee products as the main ingredient. The Chef Boyardee recipes include:
- Pepperoni Spaghetti Bake
- Ravioli Lasagna
I adapted the Taco-roni recipe for my family on a night that we needed something quick, creating a Chef Boyardee Tacoroni Bake. The recipe (all five of them actually) was easy to follow. I made some changes – I removed the beans and I used Big Beefaroni instead of regular Beefaroni. I mixed everything but the tortilla chips together and heated it in our toaster oven (instead of cooking on the stovetop because it’s quicker and easier). I left the tortilla chips as a garnish, for those who wanted them. The dish was surprisingly tasty. What I love the most about the way these recipes are assembled is the way you can see the prep time, cooking time and number of ingredients without even reading the recipe. I hope the folks at Chef Boyardee add more recipes that I can check out. With the variety of products they have, as illustrated in my picture above, I’m anticipating lots of new recipe ideas.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chef Boyardee and received a gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.