Make Holiday Cooking a Snap with a Del Monte® Garden in Your Pantry


For over 100 years, Del Monte® has provided American families with food that tastes good and is good for you, for meals that are as healthy as they are delicious. When you have Del Monte® in your pantry, you have garden-quality fruits & vegetables at your fingertips. 

We asked 19 bloggers to share holiday recipes using the Del Monte® gardens in their own pantries. The results and festive, delicious, and easy! Check out their holiday recipes, and comment for your chance to win a $100 Crate & Barrel Gift Card!

The Del Monte® Garden in Your Pantry Holiday Sweepstakes run from 11/18/2013 through 12/18/2013 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click here to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!

Baked Brie with Del Monte® Pears and Walnuts (+ a Giveaway!)

The holidays are my favorite time of year. From holiday decorating, to of course holiday cooking. My menu always consists of fast and easy recipes that are full of flavor, which I can either prep ahead of time or whip up as the festivities get started. That starts with keeping my pantry stocked with Del Monte fruits, vegetables and tomatoes...more

Chickpea Puttanesca over Creamy Polenta

Canned tomatoes very well might be my favorite pantry item of all time. The versatility is unparalleled- like the Beyonce of the vegetable world. The stewed tomatoes with garlic and oregano are perfect for puttanesca. It's my favorite red sauce and I almost always have the ingredients on hand....more

Peach Cream Cheese Braided Danish Video Recipe and $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Baby it's cold outside and holiday cooking is in full swing. Unfortunately nearly everything in the grocery store is out-of-season. With Del Monte® products you can plant a "garden" in your pantry and still have ‘garden quality’ fruits and veggies year round...more

Cranberry corn muffins ($100 Crate & Barrel gift card giveaway)

During the winter months, I always keep the pantry stocked with Del Monte canned vegetables and fruit to be able to easily add to baked goods or meals. These easy cranberry corn muffins are stuffed with whole fresh cranberries and corn kernels. They’re the perfect addition to your holiday meals!...more

Peach Cranberry Crisp

I mourn the end of peach season where I live. It's great to have canned peaches on hand during the holiday baking season for a quick pie or crisp. Del Monte provided peaches that are packed at the peaks of ripeness to lock in nutrients. Del Monte is committed to bring the goodness of my garden right to my table....more

Delicious Del Monte® Dessert

Whether it's veggies or fruit, I like searching my pantry to see what I can find to get my fill of the gap until I can get my mitts back the fresh stuff. Del Monte is always stocked in my pantry with a few extra cans of veggies and fruit to put to good use when I’m in the mood....more

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken + A $100 Crate & Barrel Gift Card Giveaway!

With winter fast approaching and the holidays at our doorsteps, it's a great time to rethink what is in our pantries and prepare for the months when fresh fruits and vegetables in season are lacking. To help inspire you to plant your own garden pantry, I used some Del Monte Halved Apricots in Light Syrup to whip up a great fall holiday dish---Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken....more

Creamy Fiesta Corn Fettuccine Alfredo with Del Monte®

During the holidays we try to keep away from all "holiday" food until the actual Thanksgiving or Christmas day - it helps preserve the fun and beauty of it all for our little family. That doesn't mean that we can't enjoy really fabulous, delicious comfort food before and after though!...more

Del Monte® Pear Crisp (+ a holiday shopping giveaway)

Holiday season is rapidly approaching, and that inevitably means entertaining, cooking, and shopping galore are on the horizon. I've got you covered on all three fronts with a crowd-pleasing recipe. Del Monte® canned pears take center stage in this crisp...more

Cranberry Pear Breakfast Cake and a $100 Crate & Barrel Gift Card Giveaway!

We tend to put most of our efforts into planning and preparing the dinner meal at the holidays, but, when my house is full of guests and morning comes, I need some great breakfast ideas at my disposal. This cake is at the top of my list of totally scrumptious breakfast ideas for the holidays....more