Unilever Spread: Thanksgiving Dishes

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When I think about Thanksgiving, food is one of the first things that pops into my mind. Where are we going to go? What dishes are going / need to be cooked? Options are decided, grocery lists are made and it begins to add up. I was recently contacted by Unilever to make two of my favorite recipes using Country Crock spread instead of butter. I jumped at the opportunity!   The first recipe is very new (to me) but the first time I tried it, it was downright delicious. I knew it had to be on my Thanksgiving menu! I’ve also found that it’s a very popular dish in the South for holiday cooking, Broccoli Rice Casserole.

Broccoli Rice Casserole
1 lg. package chopped broccoli
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ cup cheese whiz
1 cup milk
1 chopped onion (medium)
1 cup Minute Rice (uncooked)
½ stick (4 Tbsp) Country Crock
Grease cooking dish. Mix all ingredients.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

My second recipe was Swedish Apple Pie. This is one of my absolute favorites! It’s best right out of the oven with some ice cream and is a winner at any gathering!

Swedish Apple Pie

4-5 apples (peeled and sliced)
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 cup flour
1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar
1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter / Country Crock spread
1 egg
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

1. Cut up enough apples to fill your pie dish 3/4 full.
2. Mix together 1 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp. Cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the apples.
3. In a bowl mix: 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 stick of butter / Country Crock spread and 1 egg (1/2 c. walnuts, optional). Pour and spread over the top of the apples. Try to cover as much as the apples as possible.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until the top is a little brown (or you can stick a toothpick in the batter and have it come out clean).

Country Crock spread has some great health benefits. As someone who is also trying to keep an eye on cholesterol, it’s really appealing.

  • 0g. Trans fat
  • No hydrogenated oil
  • 70% less saturate fat
  • 30% fewer calories than butter
  • No cholesterol

Cooking with the Country Crock spread was even better. Since it’s a spread, it blends so well with whatever meal you are cooking. There is no need to take time to wait until it softens or melt it in the microwave. It just blends right into your ingredients! Talk about convenience! Taste wise – it’s delicious. If you are use to only using one certain product, try using Country Crock (they have an array of different products). I personally, didn’t find a difference and my meal turned out great. Once again, check out the nutritional value, that’s enough of an incentive for me!

Check out the Country Crock website for more information on where you can buy Country Crock spreads as well as recipes and nutritional values.

Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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