BOISE, IDAHO – To help consumers solve the nightly eat-at-home dilemma, Albertsons Companies is introducing new flash-frozen Open Nature Savory Skillet Meals that can be prepared in minutes using one pan.
Made with natural ingredients that are free from antibiotics, artificial ingredients, flavors and colors, the skillet meals are nitro flash-frozen with enrobing technology, which enrobes the sauce around the ingredients and dispenses it as it cooks. Because of this, the meals require no defrosting, Albertsons said.
Open Nature Savory Skillet Meals feed two and are available in 12 varieties.
The prime rib beef roast with mushroom gravy includes seasoned prime rib beef roast with gravy, onions and mushrooms. Each serving contains 220 calories, 19 grams of protein and 4 grams of sugar.
The Chinese style beef with broccoli contains prime rib beef roast with broccoli in a soy and sesame oil sauce. Each serving contains 250 calories, 19 grams of protein and 9 grams of sugar.
The shrimp scampi with pasta features shrimp in white wine, lemon, butter and cream with tomatoes, leeks and farfalle pasta. Each serving contains 240 calories, 17 grams of protein and 2 grams of sugar.
The four-cheese macaroni and cheese meal is made with pipette pasta in a creamy four-cheese sauce consisting of cream cheese, Monterey jack, white cheddar and fontina. Each serving contains 340 calories, 12 grams of protein and 2 grams of sugar.
The Mexican style pulled pork with pineapple includes seasoned pulled pork with a chipotle-based sauce, pineapple tidbits and green onions. Each serving contains 270 calories, 23 grams of protein and 10 grams of sugar.
The beef stew with vegetables contains chunks of pulled beef with potatoes, carrots, celery and peas in a savory stew sauce. Each serving contains 190 calories, 16 grams of protein and 3 grams of sugar.
The Chicken Marsala meatballs meal contains white-meat chicken and parmesan meatballs in a creamy Marsala wine sauce with mushrooms. Each serving contains 330 calories, 21 grams of protein and 3 grams of sugar.
The Chicken Tikka Masala consists of pulled white meat chicken in a spiced tomato curry-style sauce with vegetables. Each serving contains 230 calories, 13 grams of protein and 5 grams of sugar.
The pork roast stroganoff features roasted pork with mushrooms, onions and spaetzle pasta in a sour cream and Dijon mustard-based sauce. Each serving contains 300 calories, 20 grams of protein and 3 grams of sugar.
The seafood and andouille sausage jambalaya entree includes shrimp, scallops and andouille sausage with bell peppers, onions, celery and white rice in a tomato cream sauce. Each serving contains 270 calories, 15 grams of protein and 3 grams of sugar.
The lobster tortellini is made with lobster-filled tortellini pasta in a pink tarragon-flavored tomato sauce. Each serving contains 340 calories, 16 grams of protein and 4 grams of sugar.
The Southwest style brisket fried rice contains beef brisket pieces, uncured bacon, corn, carrots, peas and white rice in a chipotle and tomato-based sauce. Each serving contains 270 calories, 21 grams of protein and 8 grams of sugar.
The new skillet meals join Albertson’s Own Brands portfolio, which includes ready-to-eat, ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook options.
“Our culinary experts have created easy and delicious meal solutions that make all of dinnertime – from prep, to the meal, to cleanup – more enjoyable for everyone,” said Chad Coester, senior vice president of Own Brands for Albertsons. “We know that this year especially, busy families are craving more variety at dinner time, and our savory skillet solutions deliver. While some of the staple flavors will always be available, we will continue to innovate and introduce new meals to help keep dinner new and fresh.”
The new Open Nature Savory Skillet Meals, are available in 16-oz packages for about $8.99 at Albertsons Companies stores, which include Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw's, Star Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Haggen.