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Bob Evans Farms Launches New Side Dish Product Line

Bob Evans potato wedges

Columbus, Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms is adding an entirely new side dish product line, Steamables, and two more meal solution products to its Family Classics product line. The new Steamables product line launched with three varieties of potato wedges, including Sea Salt Red Potato Wedges, Steak House Red Potato Wedges and Garlic Red Potato Wedges.

Additionally, the Family Classics product line has gained two new protein-rich pasta meals: Italian Sausage Marinara Pasta and Beef Stroganoff Pasta. These products are available at select retailers nationwide where Bob Evans Farms foods are sold, starting Feb. 1.

Bob Evans Farms Steamables are available in a 22-oz. bag and contain 100 calories or less per serving. Steamables are ready after five minutes in the microwave and come in a bag with a resealable zipper so consumers can add their choice of cooking oil prior to cooking. 

“The new Steamables product line provides healthy and delicious side dishes that are a breeze to make,” said Chris Lambrix, SVP of retail business development at Bob Evans Farms. “We listened to our consumers who were asking for more options to make meals easier. Steamables are a great way to add fresh, never frozen, pre-cooked redskin potatoes to any meal without sacrificing time or taste.”  

The Family Classics product line was introduced in 2018 as a complete meal solution. It launched with two chicken pasta meals: Roasted Chicken Alfredo Pasta, and Creamy Chicken & Noodles. Bob Evans is expanding the line to include two new kinds of pasta with protein.Bob Evans Family Classics

Italian Sausage Marinara Pasta has 11 grams of protein per serving and features Bob Evans Italian Sausage, tomato sauce and onion. Beef Stroganoff Pasta features prime rib beef, mushroom and onion and contains 14 grams of protein per serving. Both varieties contain no artificial flavors, have two servings per container and are under 300 calories per serving. 

“The Family Classics product launch last year was the most successful in Bob Evans history, showing consumers want more mealtime solutions that are high in protein and made with real ingredients,” Lambrix said. “We expanded the line to give consumers even more variety when choosing a quick, protein-packed meal or side dish that has minimal prep time.” 

Owned by Post Holdings Inc., a consumer-packaged goods holding company, Bob Evans Farms is also a leading producer and distributor of refrigerated potato, pasta and vegetable-based side dishes, pork sausage and a variety of refrigerated and frozen convenience food items under the Bob Evans, Owens and Pineland Farms brand names.

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