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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tuttorosso Tomatoes Review and Giveaway!


I love to cook but sometimes on weekdays the thought of making dinner is too much to bear. I have a 45 minute commute and when I get home, the last thing I want to is get in the kitchen and think of something to make. I have learned how to make some fast and quick meals. One of my favorite go to meals is spaghetti and meat sauce.

I love making spaghetti because I can make a tasty meal under 30 minutes. It is low stress and always comforting and delicious. I used to use bottle pasta sauce but when I found out how much sugar and sodium is in the sauce, I started using canned tomatoes because I can control the ingredients.

Recently, I was given the chance to try Tuttorosso Tomatoes. I have never tried them before which is surprising because Tuttorosso Tomatoes are super popular in North Carolina, where I live.   Here is a little info on Tuttorosso Tomatoes:
As company background, the Red Gold company (which makes the Tuttorosso brand) has been around since the 1940s focused on growing local in the Midwest (Indiana, Michigan and Ohio) where true seasons impact the flavor of tomatoes. The Midwest, while it's cold in the winter, has the perfect growing season for tomatoes, perfect angle of the sun, perfect temps -- and even the winter is good for tomatoes, as it breaks up the soil for tiny root systems.   

When I came home the other day, it was one of those "I Don't  Want TO Cook" days. I was tired and wasn't sure if I had anything to cook. But I saw the Tuttorosso Tomatoes I had received, found some ground beef in the fridge and started to cook up a storm.

For this meal, I decided to use the Tuttorosso Crushed Tomatoes with Basil. I chose this because the tomatoes had basil. My basil plants are dead and I wanted the basil in the taste. I took the meat and browned it with some onions and garlic. Then I added the tomatoes and a little red wine. I let that simmer for about 30 minutes and then added a knob of butter and a little olive oil to finish off the sauce.


In the meantime, I started the pasta. Once the pasta was done, I out it into the sauce and then added some shaved Parmesan cheese and some garlic toast to finish off the meal. It was that easy. It was also really tasty. I really loved this tomato sauce. The tomatoes tasted fresh. A lot fresher than the usual canned tomatoes I use.

I will definitely being buying this brand from now on. I am glad I was able to discover Tuttorosso. I cannot wait for the next meal with Tuttorosso tomatoes.

And, I know y'all love giveaways so you need to visit the Tuttorosso Facebook page because they are having a great sweepstakes. From November 8 to Decemeber 22 you can enter daily for the prize of the day! Prizes include Stock Pots by Rachael Ray, Wusthof Knives, Wusthof Sharpener, Rachael Ray Pasta and Salad Bowls, Good Grips Garlic Press, Cheese Rotary Grater by Zyliss,and much more! And, on Tuttorosso Tuesday and Thursdays, a gift basket of Tuttorosso Tomatoes will be given away throughout the promotion.

If you want to enter for your own Tuttorosso Tomatoes prize pack like I received, all you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

106 comments:

  1. the Cheddar Tomato Dumplings looks super good. Patricia

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  2. I like the Chunky Tomato Soup recipe
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  3. I'd let to try the Garden Primavera Pasta

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  4. I'd love to try the Italian Tomato Basil Dip. I *pinned* it for holiday foods--great dips are so easy to serve--just out a variety of dips and finger foods on the table.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  5. I would like the italian pasta stir fry recipe.

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  6. I would like to try Pasta Shells and Peppers.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I would like to try the cheddar tomato dumplings

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  8. I would like to try the cheddar tomato dumplings

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  9. I'd like to try the Italian Pasta Stirfry. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  10. Chicken Enchilada casserole sounds good! chefl@swbell.net

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  11. I'd lke to try the Chicken Ratatouille

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  12. Easy Chicken Cacciatore sounds easy and really good!

    Just a note: The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'; the Rafflecopter connects to this email: annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  13. Chicken Enchilada Casserole!!!

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  14. I'd like to try the Cheesy Turkey with Pasta. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  15. Chessy Pasta Pie sounds good to me.

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  16. With it getting colder I am always looking for new soup recipes so I would like to try the Italian Chicken Rice Soup

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  17. I would make this recipe
    http://www.redgold.com/tuttorosso/recipes/recipe-details?recipe_id=1341
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  18. I want to make the cheesy pasta pie one... I can't ever get enough noodles..
    http://www.redgold.com/tuttorosso/recipes/recipe-details?recipe_id=1202
    WHAT could be easier than this recipe??

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  19. I make sauce like yours but I also keep small cans of mushrooms in the cupboard and chopped green peppers in the freezer. Add those to your sauce for some extra goodness!
    Chicken Enchilada Casserole also sounds like a winer to me!
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

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  20. The Chicken Cacciatore sounds good to me.

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  21. They all sound delicious but I especially would like to try the Pasta Shells and Peppers. Thanks!

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  22. The chicken marinara
    alicia75136@yahoo.com

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  23. I would like to try the Italian Sausage and Peppers. Sounds delicious.

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  24. So many choices! The Chicken Risotto with Basil looks especially good.


    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com
    Alyce Poalillo

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  25. Mexican bean dip looks great!
    Tt
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  26. I want to try the garden primavera pasta.
    rsafier92(at)gmail.com

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  27. I would like to try Tuttorosso's Chicken Ratatouille recipe

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  28. I'd like to try the recipe for Mexican Bean Dip!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  29. Id like Chicken Ratatouille
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  30. I want to make Italian Pasta Stir-Fry

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  31. Would love to try the Garden Style Risotto!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  32. chicken enchilada casserole
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  33. The Pasta Shells and Peppers sounds amazing!!

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  34. I would love to try the Cheesy Turkey with Pasta recipe. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  35. The Cheddar Tomato Dumplings looks like a unique and delicious side dish!

    Wanda McHenry
    wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

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  36. I would love to try the Italian Casserole.
    Virginia Rowell

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  37. The Potato & Tomato Casserole looks tasty

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  38. I would like to try the Italian Pasta Stir-Fry

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  39. I would love to try the Chicken risotto with basil
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  40. Italian Sausage and Peppers sounds good.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  41. chunky tomoato soup
    snowwolf222@Yahoo.com

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  42. The Easy Asian Chicken Salad recipe looks good (Corey Olomon)

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  43. I would like to try the Italian Sausage & Peppers - http://www.redgold.com/tuttorosso/recipes/recipe-details?recipe_id=1341

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  44. White Chicken stew..

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  45. I would love to try the Chicken Ratatouille recipe. Never made it but sounds delicious. Thanks!

    romapup at gmail dot com

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  46. I'd like to try the Italian Pasta Stir-Fry.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  47. I'd like to try the chunky tomato soup, http://www.redgold.com/tuttorosso/recipes/recipe-details?recipe_id=1404 LKVOYER at aol dot com

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  48. I'd like to try the Garden Style Risotto recipe

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  49. Chicken Enchilada Casserole
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    rc name rochelle johnson

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  50. I'd like to try the Mexican Bean Dip.

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  51. id love to try the Italian Sausage & Peppers

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  52. I love stuffed cabbage but hat to make it so the Cabbage Unstuffed for us!!

    http://www.redgold.com/tuttorosso/recipes/recipe-details?recipe_id=1051

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  53. I'd like to try the Italian Casserole :)

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  54. Italian Pasta Stir Fry

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  55. I would like to try the Stuffed Jumbo Shells.

    diane dot wortman at gmail dot com

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  56. would love to try the Chicken Cacciatore. My mom made this when I was young and I have always wanted to make it, but never found a recipe that sounded close.... until now! Excited to try!!

    hazel

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  57. I'd love to try the Italian Tomato Basil Dip.

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  58. Mexican Bean Dip looks easy and delicious !

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  59. http://www.redgold.com/tuttorosso/recipes/recipe-details?recipe_id=1406

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  60. I would love to try the Chicken Risotto with Basil.

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  61. I would love to try the Chicken Risotto with Basil.

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  62. Oooh the Chicken Zucchini Primavera looks yummy. My mother always used Tuttorosso to make her sauce and gravy so I love it too.
    reannenny@aol.com
    Toni Marie Caravello Feimer

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  63. artichoke & tomato dip

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  64. I'd like to try the italian tomato salsa.

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  65. Turkey rice soup...

    hd6719@gmail.com

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  66. I would love to try the Italian Sausage Marinara

    thanks for the sweeps

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  67. I'd like to try Cheddar Tomato Dumplings.

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  68. I would like to try the Italian Casserole recipe.

    Lisa Garner

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  69. Chicken Risotto with Basil sounds tasty

    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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  70. I want to try the Chunky Tomato Soup!

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  71. Chunky Tomato Soup

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  72. Chicjken Marinara would be my recipe of choice!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  73. i would like to try the cheesy turkey with rice recipe

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  74. The Chicken Risotto with Basil

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  75. Chicken Enchilada Casserole
    I love Mexican Food, but not when it is hot which is sometimes a problem.

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  76. I would like to try the Cheesy Pasta Pie

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  77. Brandy Leigh FarmerDecember 4, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Chunky Tomato Soup recipe

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  78. I would like to try this one http://www.redgold.com/tuttorosso/recipes/recipe-details?recipe_id=1363

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  79. The pasta pie sounds good and not too hard to make.

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  80. Potato & Tomato Casserole

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  81. I would try the Easy Asian Chicken Salad. sleveene@hotmail.com

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  82. I would like to try the recipe Chicken Marina.

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  83. I would like to make this, Italian Pasta Stir-Fry

    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  84. I would like to try the recipe for Italian Sausage and Peppers.

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  85. Mexican Bean Dip

    misterjim74 at gmail dot com

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