When MyBlogSpark offered us a chance to try the new line of Betty Crocker Ultimates products [HINT: keep reading to the end of the post], we were curious to try them again. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that today’s “Helper” products are made with natural ingredients and do not include MSG. In fact, the packaged ingredients of the Three Cheese Marinara kit we received has a mere 0.5 grams of total fat with no saturated or trans-fat and included real Cheddar, Parmesan and Ricotta cheese as well as real tomatoes in the marinara sauce.
And, I'd forgotten how fast and easy they are to make. While the box recommends using one pound of lean ground beef, you can certainly add your choice of protein, which we did: ground turkey. We simply followed the directions on the box and with a minimum amount of stress and prep work, dinner was ready in less than 30 minutes.
We also received a box of Betty Crocker Ultimate Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes. Again, these were super quick and easy to make, and were ready to eat within a couple of minutes. While there was no doubt that they were instant potatoes, they were passable for a speedy side dish.
Each box of the all-new Betty Crocker Ultimate Helper and Ultimate Potatoes mixes comes with both delicious seasonings and a rich, creamy sauce in a variety of flavors including Ultimate Hamburger Helper Three Cheese Marinara, Ultimate Hamburger Helper Creamy Stroganoff, Ultimate Chicken Helper Cheddar Broccoli, Ultimate Chicken Helper Creamy Parmesan, Ultimate Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Betty Crocker Ultimate Au Gratin Potatoes.
[Surprise!] We were also given a second prize pack on behalf of Betty Crocker to share with one of our readers that includes three boxes of Ultimate Hamburger Helper, 1 box of Betty Crocker Ultimate Potatoes, 3-piece set of orange bamboo serving bowls, 4 decorated melamine plates and a serving spoon from Zak! Designs.
Here how to enter to win…
Mandatory Entry: On or before Friday, August 30th, leave a comment below telling us which flavor(s) of the Helper Ultimates you think you will like the best.
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