Bob Evans® Foods Offers a Unique Twist on Holiday Traditions

Kicks off the holiday season with the new Mad About Mashtini(TM) holiday recipe collection that is perfect for entertaining

Nov 14, 2012, 18:16 ET from Bob Evans Foods

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Evans Foods unveils the ultimate guide to holiday entertaining with new twists on time-honored traditions. The new Mad About Mashtini holiday recipe collection offers the same great taste found in all of your holiday favorites, yet adds sophistication and glam to your meal that the whole family will enjoy.

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Made with Bob Evans' tasty refrigerated sides, sausage, and America's #1 selling refrigerated mashed potatoes*, the Thankstini™, Mac 'n Mashtini™, Roastini™, Autumn Mashtini™, and the Sweet Tater Twist Mashtini™ combine layers of classic ingredients like sweet potatoes, cranberry stuffing and  seasonal vegetables into a martini glass for a dramatic side dish, an appetizer or even a simple dessert.  The new mashtini recipe collection means less time in the kitchen this holiday season and more time with family and friends.  All of Bob Evans delicious food products featured in these new recipes can be found in your grocer's refrigerated section.

"Our Bob Evans family is built on tradition, so we are excited to combine staple holiday ingredients into our holiday mashtini recipes for an updated look to your supper table," says Chef David Eisel, Bob Evans Executive Development Chef. "We have even expanded our original Mad About Mashtini collection to include more festive ingredients for the foodie in your family, such as those found in the Roastini and the Autumn Mashtini."

If you are more of a traditionalist, but are looking for a creative way to serve up your Thanksgiving fixings in style this year, try our Thankstini. Layered with Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes, turkey, Bob Evans Homestyle Stuffing and Bob Evans Savory Sage Roll Sausage, our Thankstini gives a trendy twist to your Thanksgiving meal.  Looking to satisfy your family's sweet (potato) tooth? In only eight minutes, you can prepare our Sweet Tater Twist Mashtinis made with Bob Evans Original and Sweet Mashed Potatoes, mini marshmallows, honey roasted pecans, and crispy bacon crumbles drizzled with warm maple syrup. To watch Chef Eisel prepare the Thankstini and the Sweet Tater Twist Mashtini, visit Bob Evans' YouTube channel.

The Roastini tops Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes – made with real butter, fresh milk and home-style lumps – with warm au jus, juicy roast beef, a hint of horseradish, and crumbled goat cheese for a tantalizing twist on your holiday roast. Roasted squash, Kalamata olives, capers and shredded Parmesan cheese top off Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes and Original Roll Sausage for an Autumn Mashtini that will make your family "fall" in love with Mashtinis!

Bob Evans Mac 'n Mashtini is a holiday favorite for guests of all ages made with Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Macaroni and Cheese, diced honey glazed ham, shredded cheddar and bread crumbs for a fusion of comfort food favorites. 

Bob Evans mixes up mashed potatoes, along with other holiday must-haves, into stress-free recipes for your family to enjoy. Visit to get the full Mad About Mashtini recipe collection. Also check out our Facebook page for your ultimate resource for holiday entertaining including how-to videos on preparing the perfect turkey, and creating traditional holiday sides.

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About Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimi's Cafe brand names. At the end of the first fiscal quarter (July 27, 2012), Bob Evans owned and operated 565 family restaurants in 19 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States, while Mimi's Cafe owned and operated 145 casual restaurants located in 24 states, primarily in California and other western states. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is also a leading producer and distributor of pork sausage and a variety of complementary convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names.  For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit

*Source: IRI Sales Scan Data Total U.S. 52 weeks ending September 16, 2012.

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