Bloggers Cook With Chef Boyardee!

For generations, kids have loved the great taste of Chef Boyardee. But have you ever thought of using Chef Boyardee as an ingredient for a meal that your entire family will enjoy?

BlogHer invited 9 bloggers to create their own unique recipe with Chef Boyardee, resulting in a well-balanced meal for the perfect family dinner. Click on the links below to find out why these bloggers took on this challenge and get their recipes.

Feeling inspired to create your own recipe? Enter it into Chef Boyardee’sMake It Boyardeelicious Recipe Contest for a chance to win free groceries for a year as well as one of ten $500 weekly cash prizes. Submit your recipe through March 11, 2012, then vote for your favorite recipes from March 26, 2012 through April 8, 2012 (during the voting period, one voter will be selected each day to win a $100 cash prize). Good luck!

No preservatives!

As a homeschooling mother of 3, it should not come as a surprise to you that I spend a good deal of my day in the kitchen, creating 3 squares a day that I liken to culinary works of art. And by culinary works of art, I mean that yes, cereal counts as a meal. But seriously, I cook a lot. There are days I'm looking for shortcuts......more

My mother's cabinets were always stocked with Chef Boyardee

There are certain foods that take me back to my childhood: tuna from a can, tortillas with ketchup, bologna sandwiches, and Chef Boyardee ravioli. While my mother mostly made delicious meals from scratch for dinner, her cabinets were always stocked with Chef Boyardee. I loved it so much....more

Finding recipes everyone can love is challenging

I’m betting you’ve noticed I love to cook. More than that, I really enjoy making recipes my entire family can eat and enjoy. I’ve never been the mom who cooks two separate meals-one for the adults and one for the kids! Finding recipes everyone can love is sometimes a challenge....more

Using Chef Boyardee as an ingredient in meals for the family

I was asked by Chef Boyardee to participate in a recipe program! Chef Boyardee has a website full of recipes using their product. I was encouraged to review those recipes, and then my family and I could make up a recipe of our own....more

I’ve got a budding chef that’s really into helping

After a long day I want things super simplified when it comes to dinner. I try to cook a homemade meal every night, but sometimes I need a bit of help. There's nothing wrong with using a boxed or canned item to make dinner easier. I’ve also got a budding chef that’s really into helping right now, so while cruising up and down the aisles at the grocery store, something caught my eye....more

Sharing childhood memories with Peanut

When Jon and I first moved in together he introduced me to a lot of American traditions, especially American food. One of the first nights in our apartment, he opened up a can of Chef Boyardee and ate it right there in our kitchen with a spoon....more

It's a break from the kitchen

When Jeff was in college one of the first meals he ever made on his own was the Chef Boyardee pizza kit. And yes, I made fun of him like crazy for it. He has perfected his fancy bachelor meal over the years, and although we don't use many canned/boxed foods around here, this is the one exception....more

Kid-approved deliciousness

Raise your hand if you are a busy mom looking for quick and tasty meal ideas for those days when slaving over a hot oven just isn't feasible? (If you're not raising your hand, you must not be a mom.) BlogHer and Chef Boyardee have given me...AND YOU!! the opportunity to create a recipe for a quick meal using their tasty products!...more

My daughter wanted to cook dinner for us

Tonight was a rare night on the farm. My 8 year old daughter and I were home...Alone! No boys to be seen! This just NEVER happens! I wanted it to be a special evening, so I told her we could do "anything she wanted." Guess what she wanted to do? She wanted to cook dinner for the two of us...all by herself....more