Making Dinner Special with Bertolli

Bertolli Meal Soup

We’ve talked several times on Sweet Phenomena about the need for easy weeknight meals.  Y’all know that during soccer season it’s killer around here!  Some days, if we’re really busy, we eat out for every meal…  *gasp*  Hey, I’m just keeping it real.  When you’re sick of eating out, you know there’s a problem…

I’ve found several ways to help us out, but I’m always open to more.  I do love meals at home after all!

We recently checked out Bertolli’s new product, Bertolli Meal Soups.  The idea behind this product is to provide a hearty, easy, and delicious meal for two in just minutes.  Will it fit the bill?

Which Soup Did We Choose?


Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken Bertolli Meal SoupWe tried the Tomato Florentine and Tortellini with Chicken soup.  I have to tell you, this thing was good.  And, I’m not a soup person.  At all.  I swear, it is really difficult to tell this is a frozen meal.

What I really loved about this soup is that it had a nice kick to it, a bit of spice.  I can’t stand getting bland frozen food.  This touched all the right taste buds.  I also appreciated the fact that the pasta was not soggy or hard or weird.  Perfect!

The soup looks like the picture below, straight out of the bag. All you have to do is pour in some water, bring it to a boil, and then simmer for five minutes. That’s. It.

While that was coming to a boil, we heated the oven for some roasted garlic bread.  We bought it premade, but that’s just how I roll when we’re in a hurry.  You could easily make your own.  We also had some applesauce.

We decided that a good end to our meal was some angel food cake with fresh sliced strawberries.  After the bread was going, Babydoll sliced the strawberries and we were good to go!

How Long Did Dinner Take?


Fifty minutes.  That’s it.  To heat the soup, the bread, prepare strawberries, dish it up, everything.

We decided to use some of the pottery we painted not too long ago.  That was fun!

This was a lot of fun for Babydoll and I.  We picked a few fun items that we don’t normally have with dinner and worked together to put dinner on the table.  Cooking with your kids is priceless!

I recommend checking out the Bertolli Meal Soups for a quick and filling lunch or a quick dinner.

You can find Bertolli on the web, Twitter, and Facebook!

True Confessions:  I was compensated for my participation in this challenge.  I really did like the soup and the time I spent with Babydoll!