Saturday, April 7, 2012

Walmart and Pillsbury - A Great Combination!

I'm always on the look out for a great deal!  Couple that with my love for finding and trying new recipes, and then add in Walmart and Pillsbury and you've got a great combination!

I recently had the opportunity to learn about the Pillsbury Bake-Off website.  What amazing recipes I found there!  After spending quite a while surfing and drooling, I settled on trying the French Dip Roll.  I printed off the recipe and headed to Walmart.

I found the greatest deals there!  As usual, I ended up with all the stuff I needed, plus more!  I love to find great deals and my cart was full of them!  So, here is the original recipe I tried:
1 can Pillsbury® refrigerated crusty French loaf
1 lb sliced roast beef (from deli)
6 oz fontina cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
4 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon McCormick® Basil Leaves
2 tablespoons Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1can (18.5 oz) Progresso® Vegetable Classics French onion soup


1 Heat oven to 350°F. Carefully unroll loaf of dough. Place half of roast beef slices over dough to within 1/2 inch of 1 long side. Sprinkle with fontina cheese; top with remaining roast beef. Starting on long side with filling, roll up. Press seam firmly to seal. Place diagonally, seam side down, on ungreased 15x10-inch pan with sides. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 2 tablespoons of the butter on High 15 to 20 seconds or until melted. Brush over loaf; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil. 2 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cover with aluminum foil; bake an additional 10 minutes. 3 Meanwhile, to make dipping sauce, in 2-quart saucepan, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour with wire whisk. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in soup with wire whisk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce to simmer; cook until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 4 Remove loaf from oven. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into 6 slices. Serve with dipping sauce.

I substituted Swiss Cheese slices for the Fontina Cheese and did not use the Basil on top.
The recipe was really easy, the only slighty tricky part was unrolling the French Loaf dough.
This is as we are adding the swiss cheese.
It's ready to go in the oven!

Sadly, there is no picture of the finished product, we got too excited and ate it before we remembered to take a picture of it!  It was really delicious and definitely a recipe we will be using again and again!

Not only was it easy, but with the great deals I found at Walmart, it was  inexpensive! Check out the great deals yourself at

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