Easy, cheesy and made for one
Saturday, May. 8, 2021
Cheese gets along with just about anything. It brings a savoury creaminess to baked pasta dishes and a sweet silkiness to desserts like cheesecake. Even though cheese feels decadent, it’s attainable and easy to incorporate into your everyday menus as a speedy, delicious vegetarian protein source. That’s why we’re unboxing some of our cheesy, single-serve faves below. Try them for Meatless Monday or just plain convenience.
Three Cheese Pasta Bake served with Gourmet Floret Medley
One type of cheese is tasty enough, but a trio? You know it’s going to be good. Our Three Cheese Pasta Bake is a nod to homemade mac and cheese. The one-portion size (also available in family-size for bigger appetites or broods) is the perfect way to enjoy that home-baked richness without any of the melting, grating and stirring. We got to work boiling fusilli pasta to the perfect tenderness then smothering it in our own special blend of decadent cheese sauce, enriched with cream cheese and old cheddar. To take it to the limit, this familiar dish is topped with shreds of mozzarella and even more old cheddar.
The perfect companion to this creamy, cheesy pasta bake is tender-crisp cauliflower and broccoli. Frozen at their peak to ensure they taste as fresh as can be, the lightly seasoned veg in our Gourmet Floret Medley steams right in the bag. Want to elevate it a bit further? No one says you can’t melt a bit of cheese overtop.
Poutine served with Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeños
Bar-style food at home is a nice treat, no deep fryers required. Ward off a long day or welcome the weekend with single servings of Poutine and Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeños. You’ll love the layer of golden, crinkle-cut fries in our Classic Poutine, topped with a rich, flavourful gravy and studded with cheese curds straight from Quebec. And our Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeños are such a satisfying finger food, thanks to the luscious cream-cheese-and-cheddar stuffing inside zesty, lightly breaded jalapeño pepper halves.
To make this a truly pub-like meal, let those cheesy flavours really shine by washing down each savoury bite with a dark beer. And to combat the bit of zip from the jalapeño? Our Buttermilk Dill Dipping Sauce will help you keep your cool.
Deep Dish Three Cheese Pizza served with Cheese-Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Our single-serve, restaurant-style Deep Dish Three Cheese Pizza is a total people pleaser. The tasty dough bakes up nice and crisp outside and soft inside, while the combo of gooey, melty mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan cheeses on top just won’t quit. This quickie pie is the perfect size (no leftovers or waste) and also comes in Deluxe and Pepperoni.
Pulling one of these single-serve pizzas from the freezer means you can have the main event on the table in minutes. For bigger appetites, grab two! To complete the meal, though, you’ll want a side, like our Cheese-Stuffed Mushroom Caps. They’re easily portioned and brimming with soft cream cheese, garlic and herbs, and topped with a winning combo of Asiago and Parmesan cheeses.
Would you like a dip with that? Mozza Marinara Dip makes that tasty crust even more appealing. Add a simple garden salad and this menu becomes our idea of dinner goals.