Bob Evans Farms is launching a new line of heat-and-eat meals for retail.
The Family Classics line includes two meals, Roasted Chicken Alfredo Pasta and Creamy Chicken & Noodles. The items will be sold in select retailers where Bob Evans Farms Original Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese and other refrigerated side dishes are sold.
The new meals feature 16 or more grams of protein and fewer than 350 calories per serving. Roasted Chicken Alfredo Pasta includes oven-roasted white meat and penne pasta in a creamy Alfredo sauce, which is made with real milk, butter and parmesan cheese. The Creamy Chicken & Noodles also features oven-roasted white meat and home-style egg noodles, with peas and diced red bell peppers in a savory cream sauce.
"Our consumers have been requesting new delicious, protein-filled foods from us to make their mealtime easier and more filling,” says Chris Lambrix, senior vice president of retail business development for New Albany, Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms. “We've listened and have been busy in the kitchen finding the solution.”