CHARLOTTE, NC. — New from Dole are Dole Sheet Pan Meal Starter Kits, combining ready-to-roast vegetables such as whole baby carrots, red potatoes and green beans, with seasoning. Varieties include homestyle roasted herb, French onion and lemon Parmesan.
Each kit may be paired with a protein and cooked on a conventional sheet pan to produce four servings. The line was designed to tap into the growing sheet pan meal trend, according to the company, noting Google searches for “sheet pan dinner” recipes have increased fivefold in the past five years.
“Dole strives to always be at the forefront of food and culinary trends that can drive product innovation and exploration in the kitchen,” said Shannon Yamada, director of product innovation at Dole Food Co. “Our new Sheet Pan Meal Starter Kits are the culmination of considerable research and trend analysis and allow us to deliver on exactly what consumers are looking for — great-tasting, convenient, one-pan healthy meal solutions. In addition to 20 oz of fresh vegetables, consumers may add their favorite protein along with the delicious seasoning to easily create a personalized one-pan masterpiece for the family.”
Dole Sheet Pan Meal Starter Kits join a broad portfolio of fresh vegetable products, including 60 salad kits, salad mixes and slaws, and 15 ready-to-eat bowl salads. The products will be available for a suggested retail price of $5.99.“Our new line adds three unique products that disrupt the refrigerated vegetable aisle,” Ms. Yamada said. “Dole Sheet Pan Meal Starter Kits provide a fresh, flavorful solution for busy consumers who want to make healthy eating simple and enjoyable.”