Zatarain's New Meals For Two Help Jazz Up Frozen Dinners Celebrate March as Frozen Food Month with Frozen Entrees that Make it Easy to Bring Home the Flavor and Fun of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The frozen aisle just got cooler. Zatarain's, the brand serving up New Orleans-Style food for more than 120 years, is expanding its line of frozen offerings with new Meals for Two Frozen Entrees, a quick and convenient way to jazz up a delicious dinner for two any night of the week.

Ready in just 10 minutes, Zatarain's Meals for Two are simple to prepare in a skillet or in the microwave. Each entree contains 24 oz. of premium meats, rice or pasta, fresh vegetables, and the finest seasonings. Meals for Two offer the authentic flavors of a fully prepared New Orleans-Style restaurant-quality dish without all the cooking and cleanup, and are conveniently available at select retailers nationwide. The new savory varieties include:

  • ZATARAIN'S® Frozen Meals for Two Blackened Chicken Alfredo: Seasoned grilled white meat chicken and penne pasta in a zesty, creamy Alfredo sauce that makes for a flavorful New Orleans-Style meal. (MSRP $6.99-$7.49)
  • ZATARAIN'S® Frozen Meals for Two Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya: Long-grain rice with seasoned grilled white meat chicken, Andouille sausage, onions, bell peppers, and spices that bring an authentic New Orleans-Style flavor to the table in no time. (MSRP $6.99-$7.49)
  • ZATARAIN'S® Frozen Meals for Two Smothered Chicken and Rice:  Seasoned grilled white meat chicken and long grain rice in a rich brown sauce with broccoli and red bell peppers is an easy-to-prepare New Orleans-Style meal. (MSRP $6.99-$7.49)
  • ZATARAIN'S® Frozen Meals for Two Beef and Mushroom Pasta:  The perfect blend of ingredients, with seasoned beef, mushrooms and twisted pasta ribbons in a creamy sauce. (MSRP $6.99-$7.49)

"We are excited to add Zatarain's Meals for Two to our already robust line of flavorful frozen entrees," said Jennifer Young, Marketing Manager for Zatarain's. "Even with today's hectic schedules, new Meals for Two make it easy for family and friends to spend less time cooking and more time connecting over a delicious meal."

New Single-Serve Entrees

Zatarain's has also added two new single-serve varieties to the existing line of frozen entrees:

  • ZATARAIN'S® Frozen Chicken and Mushroom Risotto: Savory roasted chicken, marinated mushrooms and wild rice in a creamy garlic butter sauce. (MSRP $3.49)
  • ZATARAIN'S® Frozen Big Cheesy Pasta: A quick and easy way to jazz up mealtime with creamy cheddar cheese sauce with broccoli, carrots, red bell peppers and pasta. (MSRP $3.49)

These entrees are microwaveable, ready in just four minutes and carefully crafted with unique, high-quality ingredients and special blends of spices. Easy to make at home and portable enough to take to work, these varieties join a wide range of Zatarain's frozen single-serve entrees, including Blackened Chicken Alfredo, Jambalaya flavored with Sausage, Dirty Rice with Beef and Pork, and Red Beans and Rice with Sausage, already available in retail stores nationwide.

Visit Zatarain's on Facebook.com/Zatarains and Twitter (@MyZatarains) for more information about Zatarain's full frozen product line and special offers to help jazz up Frozen Food Month in March.

About Zatarain's

Since 1889, Zatarain's has been the authority on the fun and flavor of New Orleans. From its humble beginnings producing root beer extract, the company has grown to make more than 200 food products from Rice Dinner Mixes, Frozen Entrees, Pasta Dinner Mixes, Breadings, Seasonings and Spices to Seafood Boils, Creole Mustard and other products based on authentic New Orleans–Style recipes and seafood preparation. Now, people around the world recognize that to capture the true flavor of New Orleans cuisine, you have to "Jazz It Up with Zatarain's." For information, recipes and Zatarain's online store, visit www.zatarains.com.

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