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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bertolli Classic Risotto, Dinner In Under 15 Minutes! [Giveaway & Review]

When's the last time you could say you got dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes?

Okay, maybe a peanut butter and jelly sandwich you could serve that quick.

But how about a Classic Risotto?

Behold, Bertolli Classic Risottos!

If you read McKinney Mommas often, you'll know that I actually like to cook from scratch a lot. However, there are nights that with my baby and toddler....a full meal cooked from scratch is simply not an option!

I recently received two of Bertolli's NEW Classic Risottos to try out on those nights that I need a bit of help getting dinner on the table. 

Bertolli Roasted Chicken Risotto

This is complicated, so follow along closely!

Step 1
  •  Open bag
Step 2:
  • Pour bag into skillet and cover

Step 3:
  • Cook for 12 minutes, stir occasionally

 Step 4:
  • Spoon into a bowl or plate and serve!
It's really that easy.  My toddler could make this meal....if we hadn't already taught her to stay away from the hot stove!

This Roasted Chicken Risotto was creamy and delicious, with a rich and silky parmesan cream sauce covering the asparagus, portabello mushrooms and zucchini.  I love meals that incorporate a veggie, starch and protein, and this one has it all!

Even my hubby, who I like to say has a "snobby palate" liked this delicious risotto paired with a glass of crisp white wine and crusty bread!

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Next, Bertolli Garlic Shrimp Risotto

Have I convinced you that making these Bertolli Classic Risottos is easy as pie?

Or, do I have to show you the steps again?

Look at the beautiful colors of those flash frozen vegetables!

Step 1:
  • Open bag (please use scissors instead of your teeth) heh. heh.
Step 2:
  • Pour contents into pan (non-stick skillet)

Step 3:
  • Cover and cook for 12 minutes on medium high heat 
Can't you just taste that garlicky shrimp?

 Step 4:
  • Spoon into two dishes or bowls.
  • Enjoy
  • Relax
  • Unwind
  • Don't worry about dishes because there's only (1) pan!
Again, this Garlic Shrimp Risotto is chock full of veggies, which I like. If I'm going to indulge in a decedant and rich risotto dish, I want some vitamin packed veggetables in there as well.

Zucchini, yellow squash and red bell peppers make this dish a delight to the eyes as well as the tastebuds!

Just a few notes:  
  • The Bertolli Classic Risottos are meant to feed two.  It really only feeds two, so be sure to have some bread or a salad if you want your honey and you to be filled up.
  • Directions say to cook for 12 minutes, but my hot stove seemed to get the job done in only 9-10. So, be sure to check and take the pan off when all the ingredients are hot or cooked to 165 degrees.  
  • Bertolli Classic Risottos can be found in the freezer aisle at your grocery store.

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Prize:  (2) Bertolli Meals / Risottos or Meal Soups

(in the form of (2) coupons for FREE Bertolli Meal or Meal Soups - up to $9.99 each)

Retail Value: $20
  • Entry deadline: Nov 30, 2012 at 11:59pm
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*Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The products used to facilitate this review were given to me free of cost by the company for evaluation.  However, all opinions are 100% my own and I am not under any obligation to write a positive review.


  1. Bertolli® Ricotta and Lobster Ravioli in a Seafood Bisque

  2. Bertolli® Ricotta and Lobster Ravioli in a Seafood Bisque

  3. I don't know they all look delicious

  4. I want to try the Chicken Minestrone

  5. I am excited to try Bertolli® Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta

  6. Garlic shrimp risotto!
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com

  7. I'd like to try the Roasted Chicken Risotto.

  8. I would like to try Bertolli's Shrimp, Asparagus & Penne frozen meal.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com



  10. Garlic Shrimp Risotto sounds wonderful.

  11. I would like to try the Bertolli® Ricotta and Lobster Ravioli in a Seafood Bisque.

  12. I want to try the Bertolli Chicken Minestrone Meal soup.

  13. I am excited to try Bertolli® Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta

  14. I am most excited about the Bertolli Chicken Minestrone Soup.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com


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