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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Baked Penne and a $50 Grocery Card Giveaway {Winner Announced}


I was recently challenged by the folks who make Philadelphia Cooking Creme to swap out one of our usual dinner meals with one of their Fresh Family Favorite meals.  I have never tried Philly Cooking Creme, so I was definitely up to the challenge!

Philly posts new Fresh Family Favorite recipes each month.  This month they are featuring Creamy Chicken Florentine, Baked Penne, and Shrimp & Broccoli Fettuccine.  I decided on the Baked Penne, since I had everything at the house for it. This dish couldn't have been easier.  It was so simple that Chicken Legs said even he could make it.  (I might take him up on that next time.)  The verdict?  Two thumbs up!  The cooking creme added a ton of flavor and make the pasta wonderfully creamy.  I am already thinking of all the recipes that I could use this in.  I can't believe that I waited so long to give the Philadelphia Cooking Creme a try!  If you are still on the hunt for a Valentine's Day dinner - give this a try!  You won't regret it!





Baked Penne
(Printable Recipe)

1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef or Italian Sausage
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup green peppers (I left this out b/c I don't like green peppers)
1 jar(24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 tub(10 oz.) Philadelphia Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme, divided (I used reduced fat)
1 cup Kraft Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
3 cups cooked penne pasta

Heat oven to 350°F.

Brown meat with vegetables in large nonstick skillet. Stir in spaghetti sauce, 3/4 cup cooking creme and 1/2 cup mozzarella; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until mozzarella is melted. Add pasta; mix lightly. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole; top with remaining cooking creme and mozzarella. Cover. Bake 20 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 15 min.


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  Congratulations!!

Now for the giveaway!!



One $50 Grocery Gift Card will be given out to one lucky winner!

How to Enter:
Post a comment on this blog about your experience with Philadelphia Cooking Creme.
Have you tried it in a recipe?
If you haven't tried it yet, which recipe from Cookphilly.com would you like to try using the creme?
"Like" Philadelphia on Facebook (and leave me a comment here telling me you did so)
Follow Philadelphia on Twitter (and leave me a comment here telling me you did so)

Details:
Must be 18 years or older to enter
Contest ends Friday, Feb. 17th at 5:00pm CST
Be sure to leave me your email address so that I can contact you if you win.

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Kraft foods is providing the prize for this program at no cost to me. 
This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft foods or its affiliates, but solely by Plain Chicken.
I am one of 9 bloggers selected by Kraft Foods to participate in the Philadelphia Cooking Creme recipe program.
While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to post positive comments.

245 comments:

  1. I haven't tried the cooking creme yet, but I would like to try the Chicken Enchiladas Supreme. debragraybeal at gmail dot com.

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  2. I liked Philadelphia on facebook. debragraybeal at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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  3. I followed Philadelphia on twitter. debragraybeal at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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  4. I used it when I thought I had ingredients for alfredo but didn't. I just substituted the Philly Cooking Creme and all was good!
    stephilund at gmail dot com

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  5. i plan on using it to make alfredo sauce

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  6. i like Philadelphia on Facebook

    cathy c

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  7. I haven't ever tried this, but would love to. I think I'd try the Chicken and Broccoli dish....looks yummy!

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  8. Laurie W.-MA
    Had never heard about the product...will have to look for it in the grocery store:)

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  9. This really sounds amazing. I had a coupon to try it for free and made a pretty amazing stroganoff, but the fat content scared us off of ever using it again. I didn't know they made a lower fat version! That's awesome!

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  10. Following Philly on Twitter as @Lunachique

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  11. Liked on Facebook as Andrea Workman

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  12. I "liked" Philadelphia on F.B. simplyabeck@gmail dot com

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  13. I have used the Philadelphia Cooking Creme in the same flavor you used over pasta. We really liked it!

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  14. I'm also following them on Twitter!

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  15. I have a thing of the cooking cream in my fridge but have yet to try it. The creamy chicken pesto and bowtie pasta looks great! Following on facebook as well :) svbeasley@liberty.edu

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  16. I love using Philly Cooking Creme as the base on pizza. Delicious!

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  17. I used the Savory Lemon and Herb Monday night, tossed it with Grilled Chicken & Cheese Tortellini. It was wonderful. I also love to make the Enchiladas recipe on the Santa Fe Blend. Love to keep them for easy weeknight meals.

    Your blog is amazing. My friend told me about your site and I just love it. I have made many of your recipes but have to say the homemade butterfingers are my favorite. We made them along with cake pops for Christmas presents. Everyone was so amazed. Thank you for sharing your wonderful love for food and cooking. :)

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  18. I've used them in a chicken Florentine recipe I found and it was so great! I'd love to win this card to buy some more and try your amazing-looking penne! :)

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  19. I have used the cooking cream once before but I don't remember exactly what I made! I do remember it was good though- I think it had mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, asparagus and the italian cooking cream.

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  20. I love that stuff! The italian one is so yummy in chicken pastas.

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  21. I haven't tried any of the recipes on their site, but I have incorporated a few of the different cremes into my own recipes. I really like the extra "oomph" and flavors they provide.

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  22. I haven't tried it yet. The creamy pesto looks good. I liked on FB and followed on twitter.

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  23. Forgot my email fgbshasta@gmail.com

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  24. I really want to try this baked penne recipe! Love your blog. My husband always loves the recipes I try from here.

    brandeecbuntyn at gmail dot com

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  25. I have tried it.. I believe it was the garlic and herb.. I sauteed chicken and veggies then added the cooking creme. Good! chefl@swbell.net

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  26. Like Philly on Facebook. chefl@swbell.net

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  27. I haven't tried the cooking creme, but the Creamy Chicken Pasta with Broccoli Rabe with the Italian cheese and herb creme looks amazing!

    Lauren
    Laurenc9@yahoo.com

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  28. I liked Philadelphia on facebook!

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  29. I have used the Italian and Herb Creme with Chicken and noodles. My family really like it!

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  30. LOVE Philly Cooking Creme :)Actually won a House Party to try it with 10 if my friends. The enchiladas with the Southwest flavor was awesome, as was the Garlic Chicken and Pasta.

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  31. I've actually made the Southwest Pasta Skillet, but with ground beef instead of chicken. Turned out good.

    The Creamy Chicken Florentine looks good.

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  32. Love your recipes!! Can't wait to try this baked penne recipe with the Philly Cooking creme!! Yummy!!

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  33. This Accountant-by-day LOVES your recipes! Can't wait to try this Baked Penne with Philly cooking creme!! Yummy!!

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  34. I Liked Philadelphia on Facebook, too!!

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  35. We used it once in pasta after my husband saw a commercial and made me go get it right away! LOL It was very good!!

    curlygirlyb@yahoo.com

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  36. Liked Philadelphia on Facebook!

    curlygirlyb@yahoo.com

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  37. Followed Philadelphia on Twitter!

    curlygirlyb@yahoo.com

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  38. I am going grocery shopping TODAY and getting this and get the ingrediants to make the Baked Penne! I know my boys and hubby will LOVE it! It sounds so easy to make and SO SCRUMPTIOUS!!! Thanks for the recipe and the update on the Philadelphia Italian Cheese and Herb cooking cream! I honestly didnt even know this existed! Until now.... ;)

    I also liked on facebook and my email is melissacmatthews@gmail.com

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  39. P.S I forgot to mention I also just signed up for twitter so I could enter and follow u for more recipes!! FINGERS CROSSED!!!

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  40. We just tried the Italian Herbs and Cheese Blend to make a pizza the other night. Tomatoes, chicken, bacon, and mozzarella. We loved it!

    I am also following PCC on facebook.

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  41. I'd like to try the Chicken & Broccoli Casserole made with the Savory Garlic Philidelphia Cooking Creme! It looks great and best of all it looks easy!

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  42. I used the original Philly Cooking Creme to make a simple beef stroganoff. It was delicious! I can't wait to try the other flavors.

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  43. Salisbury Steak with Creamy Sauc try this one
    thanks
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  44. like Phiadelphia on fb
    Julie A Scott Laws
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