Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Simply Potatoes Review & Giveaway- ends 11/27

Photo credit: SimplyPotatoes.com



Busy families sometimes need help getting a quality homemade dinner on the table.  I believe that homemade dinners eaten together as a family is extremely important.  But, I also know that families are busier than ever and it can be hard to get a meal together that isn't fast food or an entree from a box.  Simply Potatoes has a great solution to this age-old dinner time problem.

Simply Potatoes aren't dehydrated, canned, or frozen potatoes....they're refrigerated products that can make a good meal great.  They have a ton of choices too, although I found out that not all stores or regions carry them all.  The have the basic potatoes like hash browns, diced, wedges, etc.  They also have side dishes like macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes.  Their new products are steamable seasoned potatoes and they look really good.  I can't wait until some of these are in my stores.


We gave a couple packs a try to see how it went for dinner and breakfast.  I made the Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes for dinner.  The bag of potatoes was certainly enough to feed my family of 2 adults and 2 growing teens and was on sale for $1.99 at Food Lion.  I followed the package directions exactly, but I think the potatoes needed cooking a few minutes more because they were a little crisper than I generally prefer.  The seasoning was nice and had a peppery taste to it.  Hubby and son didn't love them all that much, but my daughter was in love with the left overs she re-heated.

For breakfast I made the Shredded Hash Browns.  These were also quite enough to feed all of us with some left over and were sold at the same price as the Steakhouse potatoes.  I liked the hash browns with the exception of the seasoning.....which I'm not sure was there at all.  You really need to add some salt, pepper, and any other seasoning you want to these while they're cooking to get a good taste.

I was definitely pleased with how easy these sides made dinner time and I'll be getting more of them when they're on sale.  I can't wait to try out the new Steamables and possibly use some of the recipes they have on their website.  They also have a good selection of gluten-free recipes there too.

Now for the fun part.....Simply Potatoes has offered one of my readers a free product coupon to try it out for yourself!

Contest ends 11/27 at midnight EST and winner will have 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  US only.


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55 comments:

EliB123 said...

Zesty Herb and Cheese Potato Wedges(Elis B.)

Michele Clarke said...

OhH! I have tried looking in the freezer section. I didn't know they were in the fridge section. Thanks

Motherhood on the Rocks said...

This sounds yummy!!!!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I like the sweet potato pie recipe.

The Attic Girl Site said...

Love those seasoned diced potatoes!

Alaina Bullock said...

These look yummy!! Especially the Zesty Herb and Cheese!

Katie Hale said...

I'm a long time fan of Simply Potatoes products!!!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

We're a big meat and potatoes family. I'm guessing that these aren't available in Canada because the giveaway isn't open to us. Too bad, they look amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Besos, Sarah
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Shannon Brown said...

We don't eat too many processed foods anymore, but I will always love frozen hashbrowns! :)

Julieann R said...

@Journeys---not sure about the product availability, but it's only open to US entrants because that's what they offered to mail it to. I have some other great giveaways for Canadians too...check them out!

Taylor Gilmore said...

I never met a potatoe I didn't love. I will be trying these. I always add a little seasoning anyway so that's not a problem!

JSweeps said...

I'd like to try the Country French Pizza with potatoes on top - yummy!

Queen of Books Sue said...

I would love to try the potatoes. They really look yummy.

Queen of Books Sue said...

I love potatoes. I would like to try this product.

Queen of Books Sue said...

Love potatoes. Would like to try this product.

Literary Winner said...

I would like to try the Cheesy Potatoes recipe.

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June L said...

The cheesy hash browns :0)

Minding Spot said...

I'd like to try the slow cooker swiss steak

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Kelly Stilwell said...

Slow cooker Moroccan style chicken and potato stew~! Yum!

Natasha Dythia said...

oooo YUM!

Kim Croisant said...

My husband loves making these. I"ll have to see if we have this brand at our local market.

Jen Pierce said...

I love these..I used them for many different recipes..they come in so handy around our busy house

Erinn Sluka said...

would love to try http://www.simplypotatoes.com/recipecollection/Easter-Ham-Side-Dish-Recipes.cfm...Erinn A

Passport To Frugal said...

The country french pizza looks hearty for the up coming winter months.
ptfrugal

Icar said...

I love the frozen hash browns!

eclairre said...

I would like to try the Cheesy Potatoes recipe.

Kelly R said...

I would like to try the slow cooker Beef Stew..

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Spicy Roasted Potatoes

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Barrie Mac said...

I would make the cheesy hashbrown cups as they are good individual servings and easy to reheat for snacks!

Mary said...

Oh, have you seen the recipe for the South of the Border Hash Brown Bake...that sounds really good!

Mary said...

the South of the Border Hash Brown Bake looks good

Angela Solis said...

The slow cooker beef stew looks delicious!

nichol said...

Seasoned potatoes/nichol tone.nknouse22@aol.com

Marti Parks said...

I would like to try cheesy hash browns.

Schaianne said...

I'd like to try the Simply Au Gratin recipe. =)

Stacy said...

Hmmm....I want to try the French country pizza recipe...is different

Carries Rambles said...

You can't go wrong with cheesy potatoes
Carrie

3 Giggly Monsters said...

I would like to try the cheesy hashbrowns.

JohnZ said...

I make this with cabbage all the time. Usually shredded, though the Cabbage Mash Potatoes recipe is good, too.

J. Cutshaw said...

I like the cheesy hashbrown recipe
http://www.simplypotatoes.com/recipes/recipeView.cfm?RecipeID=0010a
Thanks
These look great to try
sewitupjulie@gmail.com

Unknown said...

The sweet potato soup looks great!
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Ninja Wifey said...

south of border hashbrowns jesicaj1

Joy Harris said...

Irish Beef Stew. Yum!

Irish Italian Blessings said...

The Au Gratin for sure!! Yum

Francine said...

cheesy potatoes

Spots8105 said...

I would like to try the Simply Au Gratin potato recipe.

Karen Hand

Tabitha said...

I would try the easy slow cooker ones love the slow cooker in winter

Candace M. said...

slow cooker stew beef

Steve Pots said...

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SharpTeethOfLove said...

Zesty Herb and Cheese Potato Wedges- Jenna Osborne

dht04001 said...

country french pizza with potatoes! yum
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Laura Broach said...

crunchy topped chipotle mashed potatoes. looks yummy!

Unknown said...

country fresh pizza and potatoes sounds great

Unknown said...

kathy dalton s.tudyingforensix@GMAIL.COM
country fresh pizza and potatoes sounds great

Carries Rambles said...

cheesy hashbrown potatos