A Skinny Cheese Giveaway!

by jerseygirl on October 7, 2010 · 20 comments

Recently I was contacted by President and Sorrento Cheese to see if I would like some free coupons to try their low fat/ fat free cheese. Of course I would! I love any and all kinds of cheese but I don’t like the calories that go along with a full fat cheese. The generous people also sent me The Skinny Cheese Cookbook which you can also download HERE.

I browsed through the recipe booklet and found a perfect easy meal that I could make for my family. So I went to the store, bought my cheese and here we are with a delicious dinner. Because of the rebel I am, I did make a few slight changes. Nothing major but instead of using the tomato puree and paste it called for, I substituted my own homemade marinara sauce. I also made dinner extra healthy by using whole wheat penne instead of ziti. After pulling the sauce out of the freezer, I think dinner was on the table in 15 minutes flat!

The ricotta cheese was really creamy. There was no need to tell anyone that this was low fat ricotta because I couldn’t even tell myself.

Now who wants some free cheese? All you have to do is leave a comment on what you would make with fat free/low fat ricotta or feta. The randomly picked winner will win four coupons to buy four packages of cheese. Please leave your email address if you do not have a blog. All comments need to be in by Sunday night 11:59 EST. I will post the winner on Monday. Good luck! Thanks Sorrento and President cheese people!

Whole Wheat Penne with Tomato and Ricotta

1 pound whole wheat penne or ziti
2 TBS olive oil
1 clove chopped garlic
1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
2 cups Sorrento low fat ricotta cheese
1 sprig parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Cook the penne according to the instructions on the box. Drain and set aside. While penne is cooking you can make the sauce. In a medium sauce pan, heat the oil and saute the garlic until tender on low heat. Add the sauce and ricotta cheese. Mix together well and add to pasta. Stir together and cook for another minute or two. Sprinkle with parsley and season with salt and pepper. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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Joanna October 7, 2010 at 7:01 pm

How can anyone turn down free cheese? 😛

Robin October 7, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Feta goes in salads for me!! yum :0

Joanne's Place October 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm

We love cheese and if you can't tell it's low fat even better!

Sharon October 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Okay Lisa, you know I can't turn down cheese! I'm going to make my own low fat healthy version of creamed spinach using ricotta and parmesan. My kids LOVE it and it's so good for you!

theresa October 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm

wow, looks great. Pasta w/broccoli and Ricotta!

momof2girls October 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I have an egg dish I make with Ricotta that is yummy!

JC October 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

With salad and pasta!

The Japanese Redneck October 8, 2010 at 8:58 am

Oh how I would luv to make a lasagna. Spinch, eggplant or meatball….all of the above!

Katerina October 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I am not eligible to the competition since I live in Greece but I just wanted to tell you that your pasta is simple but must be delicious.

The Blonde Duck October 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

It sounds delicious!

clairdelune371 October 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I would whip up so many things from all kinds of pasta dishes to midnight snack sandwiches! Also an omelette for breakfast would be nice… 🙂

Wonderful October 8, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I'd totally make lasagna!

Carlene's World October 9, 2010 at 11:18 am

I use those two cheeses all the time. One favorite way is to combine the ricotta,& parmesan with sauteed mushrooms and spinach…spread on lasagna noodles and roll up..bake with white or red sauce.

The Food Hunter October 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm

I would love to try the low fat version ricotta. Especially if you say you can't tell the difference

DaniD October 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I love making stuffed shells with spinach–ricotta would be perfect!

Debbie R. October 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm

YUM!! Stuffed shells for the ricotta, and stuffed chicken breasts with the feta!


redkathy October 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Love the simple pasta dish, it looks and sounds delicious especially with home made sauce.
OM Gosh I eat ricotta plain with a bit of salt and pepper, I love the stuff. Four containers = calzones, baked ziti, stuffed pizza and cannolis!

Thanks for the opportunity:)


Laurie October 10, 2010 at 10:29 am

Yum Yum Yum! I want free cheese too! Feta on everything for me–and I could use the lower fat option for sure–I love cheese–and melted on sandwiches is amazing too!

Sonya October 13, 2010 at 5:36 pm

YUM. This looks awesome!

Pat October 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm

From one Jersey girl to another, can't turn free cheese! I'd love to try the low fat ricotta in my lasagna rolls or eggplant. And I've never tried low-fat/no-fat feta in my spinach and feta phyllo appetizers so that would be great as well. What a great contest!

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