Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Peak into Target's Test Kitchen

Ever wanted a behind the scenes look at who’s behind our favorite food? Target’s Test Kitchen has opened its doors and given us a glimpse. Plus, they’ve shared an easy five-ingredient recipe and selected their favorite finds at Target.

Foodie Favorites of the Target Test Kitchen

The Target Test Kitchen is a design team of a different kind—they personally craft, test and taste all private label food products on Target shelves. Check out this video of the culinary crew in action. Um, where do we sign up for this delicious dream job?

Since no one knows food like a certified and self-proclaimed foodie, we asked the entire team to pick their favorite finds at Target and to share an original recipe. You might be surprised at what tantalizes their taste buds.

1. Market Pantry Fruit Snacks: These reduced-sugar snacks are a great sweet treat without all the sugar.

2. Market Pantry Pasta, Sauce and Parm Cheese: The spaghetti, tomato basal garlic pasta sauce and shredded cheese are kitchen staples that can make a full meal in minutes—see the below recipe!

3. Market Pantry Whole Grain Mac ‘n Cheese Cups: This classic childhood staple is ready in minutes and perfect for taking to work or as a healthy afterschool snack.

4. Archer Farms Pineapple Peach Salsa and Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips with Flax: These pair perfectly to create a snack you can feel good about.

5. Archer Farms Trail Mix: All of the Archer Farms trail mixes comes in unique flavors, like this one combining pomegranate and cocoa with almonds and dried apples. It’s not only delicious, but a good source of fiber.

6. Market Pantry Frozen Blueberries: Full of antioxidants, these frozen berries are a morphing meal maker. Use them in smoothies, on breakfast cereal, in muffins or tossed with spinach, slivered almonds and olive oil vinaigrette for a nutrient-dense salad.

7. Market Pantry Reduced Sodium Honey Turkey Deli Slices and Swiss Cheese Slices: A healthy choice for everyone—the turkey slices contain more than 40 percent less sodium compared to traditional lunchmeat, and even contain less than national brand lower-sodium lunchmeats. No wonder it’s a favorite.


Chicken Nugget Parmesan
Makes 4 servings

You can’t beat a delicious and satisfying five-ingredient dinner in 25 minutes! We think this just may be your new family favorite.

What You’ll Need
1 (24-oz.) jar Market Pantry Pasta Sauce, divided
20 Market Pantry Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets
1 cup Market Pantry Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup Market Pantry Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/2 pkg. Market Pantry Spaghetti (8 oz.)

What You’ll Do:

Heat oven to 400°F. Spread a half jar of sauce (1 1/2 cups) in 13×9-inch baking dish. Arrange nuggets in single layer on sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Bake 14 to 16 minutes until hot.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Heat remaining sauce. Combine with cooked pasta.

Serve chicken on top of sauced pasta.

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Thanks to A Bullseye View. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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