Tomato Soup & Mac n\' Cheese

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 2:59am
BBCBMom's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

I have checked the message boards but am unable to find Tomato Soup and frozen Mac n' Cheese that is not manufactured on the same production lines as a product with peanuts or tree nuts in the US.

I know I can make both of these items from scratch but when you work all day it is just nice to have something you can quickly heat up. In the past we have used Pacific Natural Foods and Imagine but they use the same equipment for their tomato soup as they do for products that contains tree nuts. I know they say they clean their equipment but . . . I would rather find a mfg. that does not have PA/TN on the same production line.

Can anyone help me please! My 3 1/2 year old keeps on asking if I have found tomato soup he can eat.


Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 4:00am
tidina's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

do you trust campbells soup? most people use the kraft mac and cheese that you make on stove. my son doesnt like this kind of food so i dont use.

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 4:26am
BBCBMom's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Unfortunately I don't trust Campbell

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 6:07am
HJK's picture
Joined: 06/07/2006 - 09:00

Isn't Progresso a General Mills company too? I know they make a tomato soup.

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 6:12am
BBCBMom's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Yes Progresso is a General Mills company. However they only had a chunky tomato soup that I could find. I did send them an email asking about their soups and to see if they did have a non-chunky soup.

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 6:33am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

If they only have a chunky and you trust it, just puree it.
I use Campbell's tomato soup w/ out a problem.

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 6:33am
HJK's picture
Joined: 06/07/2006 - 09:00

Please let me know what their response is...I have multiple Progresso Soups in my cabinet. I just haven't had a chance to contact them yet. I use their crushed tomatoes, but haven't used any soups.

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 9:30am
Lindajo's picture
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

I've used Campbell's Healthy Request tomato soup with no problems. It has less sodium than the regular kind.

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 10:56am
luvmyboys's picture
Joined: 05/25/2006 - 09:00

progresso tomato basil - mmmmmhhh

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2007 - 1:02pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Here's a clone recipe for stouffer's frozen mac & cheese. Maybe you could take a day and make several and freeze them, then thaw them as you need them. I got this from the todd wilbur site.
Stouffer's mac & cheese
1 cup milk
5 teaspoons all purpose flour
2 cups (6 oz) shredded medium cheddar cheese
2 tsp margarine (butter)
1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt
1-3/4 cups cooked elbow macaroni (about 3/4 cup uncooked)
Whisk flour into skim milk in a small saucepan, then place it over med/low heat
Add shredded cheddar cheese, margarine, and salt and stir often with a spoon until cheese begins to melt. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Use a whisk to stir the sauce every couple of minutes so that it becomes smooth and thick.
While sauce thickens, prepare macaroni by dumping 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni into rapidly boiling water. Boil for 8 minutes or until tender, and then strain. You should have at least 1-3/4 cups of cooked macaroni.
When cheese sauce has simmered for 30 minutes, pour pasta into a medium bowl. Gently stir in cheese sauce and then pour mixture into a loaf pan or casserole dish. Cover and freeze.
When you are ready to scarf out on your macaroni and cheese, preheat oven to 350. Bake frozen macaroni for 50-53 minutes or until the cheese begins to brown slightly.
Serves 4
You can also microwave the frozen dish. Cook it uncovered on high for 8 minutes, and then stir. Continue cooking on high for 2-3 more minutes or until the mac & cheese is hot.

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 1:24am
BBCBMom's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Thanks Gail for the Mac n' Cheese recipe.
We tried the Muir Glen tomato soup and both boys gave it two thumbs down. Still waiting to hear from progresso but below is the response I got from Wolfgang Puck regarding their tomato soup. I still wouldn't use their soup because of the risk of cross contamination.
Thank you for your e-mail notifying us of your concerns relating to Wolfgang


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