Bring Creative Flavors to Your Table with Simmer Sauces

Simmer sauces save me. They are my “we-just-got-home-from-gymnastics-and-need-dinner-in-30-minutes” go to. With simmer sauces, you get big flavors that your family isn’t expecting–especially considering that while it does its magic, you can be busy doing other things like making sure the evening’s homework is underway or getting that next load of laundry in.

Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala / City Mama / CC BY 2.0

How do they work? It’s simple: add your protein of choice (shrimp, fish, chicken, tofu or beans), bring the sauce to a boil for a couple of minutes, drop to a simmer for 30 minutes or less (depending on the brand) and you are done.

Looking for a simmer sauce to try? Consider one of these:

Along with the sauce, I suggest a grain such as:

And some veggies…of course! Remember:

  • Frozen is just as good as fresh and sometimes easier on a busy night! Try 3 Guiding Star Birds Eye Steamfresh Family Sized Mixed Vegetables
  • No time to prep? Rinse some grape tomatoes and serve along with baby carrots and sugar snap peas…a colorful mix of 3 Guiding Star vegetables and no knife or cutting board needed!
  • Plan ahead on an easier night by washing and cutting up lettuce and prepping other veggies. Your salad will come together in no time.