New Product Tryouts: Progresso Recipe Starters

From time to time I see a new product on my grocery run that I want to try out. If the result is favorable and I think others would enjoy, then I share it with all of you! So, here we have the results of something new that I tried: Progresso Recipe Starters.

While I really enjoy cooking from scratch, sometimes our life simply doesn’t allow it! There are days when so much has happened that my only goal is to get something on the table that is healthier than fast food. I know that’s bad, but sometimes that’s just all I can muster up! Those are the days that I REALLY love a product like this one!

Progresso Recipe Starters come in five flavors: Creamy Parmesan Basil, Creamy Portabella Mushroom, Creamy Roasted Garlic, Creamy Three Cheese, and Fire Roasted Tomato. Each one offer a variety of recipes they can be placed in, for an easy, no-brainer meal.

I chose the Creamy Roasted Garlic flavor this time around and decided to make some Chicken Cordon Bleu!


You can see there on the package that it tells you everything you need. The only thing I personally didn’t have already in my stores at the house was the Swiss Cheese, so I remedied that quickly. Then I was all set.


Yep, this was literally all I needed! (Well, besides some butter, salt and pepper!)


It was so easy: you fry up the chicken first…


…add the contents of the Recipe Starters pouch…


…have some fresh pasta ready…


…and plate and top with ham and swiss!


(Sorry, you can’t really see the swiss cheese, because it’s under the ham for melting purposes, but it’s there, I promise!


Easy peasy! I threw in some green beans for some veggies, too. And the hubby loved it, which is always helpful!


So there you have it! Based on this experience, I love the Progresso Recipe Starters! Can’t wait to try another one!

What about you? Would you give them a shot? Which one would you choose?


86 thoughts on “New Product Tryouts: Progresso Recipe Starters

  1. I’m always up for trying new recipes. I don’t think I’ve ever seen these around my grocery store. I’ll definitely look for them next time. The creamy parmesan basil looks delish! 🙂

  2. This looks really good. It kind of reminds me of another product that my friend loved called cooking creams. They came in several flavors but they vanished a few months ago. I’ll be sure to tell her about these by giving her the link to this post. she’ll be happy!

  3. Yup, see those in my coupon bundles all the time, but I haven’t tried them.. o.k… anything easy appeals to me, but I was AFRAID until I heard reviews… LOL.. yes, I said it.. afraid of easy! Looks yummy! I think I’d want to try the fire roasted tomato (with a side of garlic bread!) I bet it also tastes good as leftovers, keeping the chicken moist. Leftovers are part of my budget.. always need to plan for lunches too, so this is definitely a ‘must’ on the next trip to the market 🙂

  4. I would try them, for sure! Your recipe looks a lot easier than my traditional chicken cordon bleu where I have to pound the chicken, stuff them with the cheese and ham, etc. Anything that makes life easier, I’m all over!

  5. I love recipe starters! I don’t always have tons of seasonings or ingredients on hand when I cook during the week since I live so far out of town. These starters can help with that!

  6. I would definitely try them ! Can’t wait to try the three cheese one. Way too often I need to have dinner ready as quick as possible- always hungry kids in this house! lol

    • Well, they’re pretty much a sauce. I think the difference is they tell you exactly what to put them with. So you can go into the store, pick one of these up (ready-made sauce) grab the things they say you need and you’re set for dinner!

  7. I love having simple recipes like this to fall back on when we’re so busy (which is always). Thanks for the review!

  8. I am not sure, I usually end up trying these types of things when I send my husband to the store for groceries. He always finds something new to come home with. I am one that if I am short on time then a quick stir fry is my way to save time.

  9. I like easy and I love garlic, so this would be perfect. I’m going to look for this at the store.

    • Here are the ingredients from the one I used : Chicken Stock, Celery, Soybean Oil. Contains less than 2% of: Wheat Flour Bleached, Modified Com Starch, Onion, Cream, Soy Protein Concentrate, Butter, Salt, Roasted Garlic*, Sodium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Modified Whey Protein Concentrate, Potassium Chloride, Yeast Extract, Parsley*, Egg Yolk, Chives*, Spice, Sugar, Ascorbic Acid, Beta Carotene (color). *Dried

  10. I have yet to try them out…but will do so very soon, especially after reading this post! I like trying new things for dinner, though I would have to buy two packages because it says it only serves 4. My husband counts as 3, then my 3 kids, and I (hopefully he won’t see this) lol 😉

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