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20 Feb, 2013

Newman’s Own Italian Sausage & Rigatoni Skillet Meal Made Better! (Ep558)

Posted by: Gregory Ng: The Frozen Food Master

Introducing Freezerburns +1: a weekly frozen food cooking show where I take one good frozen meal, add 1 fresh ingredient and make it a great meal! Today I’m going to show you how to turn this Newman’s Own Italian Sausage & Rigatoni Complete Skillet Meal into a great meal using just one fresh ingredient.

This meal is an easy-to-prepare skillet meal with quality pasta, slightly spicy sausage, and a tasty sauce. But it isn’t perfect…Even though this meal boasts red and yellow bell peppers they are small and basically nonexistent.

Today’s +1 is the green pepper.

First cut the green pepper in large chunks. A large green pepper is enough for this skillet meal which serves 2. I add a little bit of olive oil to a pan and sauté the fresh green peppers until they soften and caramelize a bit. At the same time I prepare the skillet meal as directed. Add them together and it is Get in my belly time! A good frozen meal made great with the addition of one ingredient: the green pepper.

The green pepper adds a crunchy texture, more flavor, and more freshness to the meal. And by only adding $1 and 5 minutes to the cook time, it’s a no-brainer.

Now’s your turn. Which +1 ingredient would you add to this meal? Leave it in the comments section. Thanks for watching! see you next time!

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