Monday, March 10, 2014

Dei Fratelli Pizza Sauces Review

I recently got these Pizza Sauces from Dei Fratelli to review and because we don't really make pizza's from scratch, I decided to look around and see if I could find any recipes to use these in an Italian dish instead. After all, it's almost the same and I figured it might just give it a little bit of a different taste.

First, I wanted to give you some awesome facts about Dei Fratelli and why their products are so good. They are natural, GMO Free and gluten free for starters. But, it's in the tomatoes.

Here is why there tomatoes are different than others on the market:
We use processing tomatoes that are approved by both our farming and operations group. All tomato varieties are certified as GMO-free. Our farms follow Good Agricultural Practices and Pesticide Minimization Programs.
And here is where their tomatoes come from:
Hirzel Canning Company has its own Farming operation (HIRZEL FARMS) located primarily in the northwest Ohio area. Also, we contract with more than 30 tomato growers from local, family farms located in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan. To control the quality from seed to fresh packed crop, we supply the tomato plants to the majority of our growers.

Here are some idea's that you can use this Pizza Sauce in: Soft Tortillas, Bagels, Garlic Bread, English Muffins and you can also bake with it, like in Italian Chicken dishes and Beef dishes.

But I did find this recipe and not sure why they used regular tomatoes but I decided to use the Pizza Sauce instead. This was submitted by a contestant in a recipe contest. Maybe they didn't have the Pizza Sauce as an ingredient, but if you are making a pizza or something similar, I would have thought that the Pizza Sauce would be the ingredient. Also, if you want you can add chicken or beef to this recipe, too!

Pizza Margherita Bubble Bake 

  • 1 14.5 oz. can Dei Fratelli Chopped Italian Tomatoes, drained (sub Pizza sauce)
  • 2 8 oz. tubes crescent dough
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray the inside of an 8x8 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Coarsely chop unrolled logs of crescent dough into squares measuring roughly 1/2 inch in size.

Place dough into a large mixing bowl, and top with tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, basil, and 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese. Using tongs or clean hands, toss to combine.

Pour dough-tomato mixture into greased pan and top with remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese evenly over top of casserole.

Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until bubble bake is well-risen, golden, and cheese is melted. Remove from heat and let sit 5-10 minutes before serving.

(Remember, I did not use the regular diced tomatoes, I used the Pizza Sauce)

This dish actually came out really good and the next time I made it, I did add the Chicken and I added some chopped onions and mushrooms to the top before I baked the cheese on it and that came out really good, too! There are all sorts of possibilities with this recipe, which is why I chose it.

Dei Fratelli has so many types of sauces, it is unreal! You have several kinds of Pasta Sauces, chopped and diced tomatoes, Sloppy Joe Sauce, Salsas, Juices, Puree, Spaghetti Sauces, Chili Tomatoes, Mexican Tomatoes and Tomato Soup among others. They even have canned Sauerkraut!

About Dei Fratelli:
As a fourth generation, family-owned company, our brands thrive on family traditions – just like yours. We take a great deal of pride in knowing that our products are made of the finest ingredients possible and that our tomato products are grown from seedlings that we cultivate ourselves. When the Dei Fratelli family puts a product on our grocers’ shelves for your family, we do so knowing that we’ve taken the same amount of care and attention to quality that we would if we were placing it on our own family’s table.

To us, Dei Fratelli tomato products are more than just rich, robust flavors ... They’re products that bring families together. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
Connect with Dei Fratelli:

Hirzel Canning Co. & Farms
411 Lemoyne Rd.Toledo, OH 43619 U.S.A
Toll-free 1-877-LYCOPENE (592-6736)
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The awesome folks at Dei Fratelli will be giving the winner of my Let's Mix It Up In March Giveaway Hop a prize package full of their products valued at $35.00. The Giveaway starts on March 11th and ends on March 25th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


freddie said...

This recipe and sauce sound delicious. I'm definitely going to try this recipe out on my grandchildren. I love that this product gets it's tomatoes from locally grown producers and that it is all natural.

Marti Tabora said...

This recipe sounds great, I would love to give it a try. I am a huge fan of cooking with tomato products.
Marti Tabora

Kitty Iecvan said...

I love making home-made pizza! These look great!

Jennifer Hiles said...

I love how involved they are in the plant growing process. That recipe looks absolutely amazing!

Dorothy Teel said...

Interesting recipe sounds good and easy, I bet it would be good with browned Italian sausage in it. I like that these Dei Fratelli tomato products are all natural and there are so many different varieties including sauerkraut available