Do you like comfort foods? I sure do. My dream trip to the buffet includes a plate full of mashed potatoes, rice, and macaroni and cheese. Just being serious. That said, I am not much of a home cook, so it’s a big win to find convenience foods that deliver great taste and high quality to my single-lady life. This brings me to the products featured in today’s review: a selection of homemade-tasting side dishes from Bob Evans, a trusted name in quality foods for over 60 years. Bob Evans sides not only make your life easier — giving you all kinds of options when it comes to meal planning and prep — but each dish is created with only all-natural ingredients for delicious taste you could otherwise only get from homemade foods. What a game-changer.
I received four different side dishes to review for you today and each one was amazing. Let’s get to it.
As I mentioned earlier, Macaroni & Cheese is my jam, and I love trying variations of this classic American favorite. Bob Evans new Buffalo Macaroni & Cheese changes it up with a spicy Buffalo sauce mixed with al dente pasta and cheese sauce for layers of flavor coming from cheddar, dairy milk, butter, and buttermilk ranch seasonings. I found this dish to be pleasantly spicy and super cheesy, with the elbow macaroni being perfectly cooked. Honestly, flawless.
Here’s a photo of one of the easy recipes you can make by just adding chopped, cooked chicken, green onions and other fresh ingredients to this side dish. With just ten minutes prep time and 30 minutes cooking time, your family will flip out. You could also serve Buffalo Mac & Cheese as a complementary side with chicken wings or fried chicken, or as an alternative to baked beans at your next BBQ!
I also received their White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese. Made with real Cheddar Cheese, spiral-shaped cavatappi noodles and a hint of savory herbs and seasonings, Bob Evans White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese is creamy and fresh-tasting. I especially love the longer, spiral noodles in this dish. Or course, it does not contain any artificial colors or flavors.
Ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes, you could serve White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese with sliced ham and a side of fresh steamed broccoli for a meal that tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. (Tip, why not dip that bite of broccoli into the cheese sauce, while you’re at it?)
Sweet Potatoes are a dish that many folks may associate exclusively with the holiday season, and therefore not even consider adding them to the menu year-round. Bob Evans changes that mindset with their scrumptious Mashed Sweet Potatoes side that will feed a small family.
There is nothing stopping you from topping these with mini marshmallows and popping them under the broiler for a few minutes, is there? I doubt it.
Finally, we come to what is arguably the most universally loved side dish on the planet: Mashed Potatoes. I could eat mashed potatoes on their own as a meal and be happy. Bob Evans offers a variety of mashed potato sides including this one, with Sour Cream and Chives, which I enjoyed with my evening meals over the course of several days and licked the plate every time.
Bob Evans Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes are even better that anything you could make from scratch, and here is why: You don’t have to peel, cut and boil them, then drain and mash them, while adding just the right amount of milk and butter and seasonings. All you have to do is heat them up and put them in your mouth. So easy!
I would encourage you to make you’re life happier, easier and more delicious by picking up a few of Bob Evans’ side dishes on your next grocery run. I promise you will not be disappointed. Find tons of easy and delicious recipes and meal ideas on the Bob Evans website, located at This Link.