Jan 25, 2015

Review: Stouffer's - Southwest Style Scramble

Stouffer's Morning Classics Southwest Style Scramble features scrambled eggs, crumbled sausage, diced russet potatoes, tomatoes, and poblano peppers, in a cheddar cheese sauce.

A 9-oz box was $2 on sale.

The sausage was pretty good with a nice, tender, crumbly texture and enjoyable seasoned flavor.

Likewise, the tomatoes and poblanos were soft and imparted a good variety of flavors. The poblanos deliver just the slightest bit of heat. Not enough that I would call it "spicy" though.

There was also a note of mild cheddar cheese from the cheese sauce, which was more melted cheese (complete with hardened browned bits) than sauce.

The dish struggled with the most abundant ingredients: the scrambled eggs and potatoes. The eggs were dry and a bit tough. They weren't fluffy at all and didn't taste much like eggs.

The potatoes felt steamed and offered a crisp, almost juicy texture that was more reminiscent of lightly-cooked apples than potatoes. There wasn't any browning or crust to them liked you'd get with a hash or home-fries either.

Overall, Stouffer's Southwest Style Scramble hits the right notes for the "Southwest" portion of the dish but falter with the "scramble" portion in regards to the eggs and potatoes. Everything beyond the eggs and potatoes were pretty good and would go well on your own home-cooked scrambled eggs.

Nutritional Info - Stouffer's Southwest Style Scramble (255g)
Calories - 340 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 790mg
Carbs - 20g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 23g

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