BOISE, IDAHO – Albertson Cos. is offering consumers a meal solution to help solve the nightly eat-at-home dilemma. Albertsons is introducing its new flash-frozen Open Nature Savory Skillet Meals. The meals can be prepared in minutes using one pan.

“Our culinary experts have created easy and delicious meal solutions that make all of dinnertime – from prep, to the meal, to cleanup – more enjoyable for everyone,” said Chad Coester, senior vice president of Own Brands. “We know that this year especially, busy families are craving more variety at dinner time, and our savory skillet solutions deliver. While some of the staple flavors will always be available, we will continue to innovate and introduce new meals to help keep dinner new and fresh.”

Albertson Cos. is offering consumers Open Nature Savory Skillet Meals.The skillet meals feature on-trend flavors with natural ingredients that are free from antibiotics, artificial ingredients, flavors and colors.

“The delicious flavor, nutritional value, and freshness are locked in with a nitro flash-freezing technology called enrobing,” the company said. “As the name implies, the sauce is enrobed around the ingredients and dispenses as it cooks. No defrosting is needed, so these meals can go straight from the freezer to the dinner table in as little as 10 minutes.”

The easy-to-prepare meals are available now in the following flavors:

  • Prime rib roast with mushroom gravy
  • Chinese style beef with broccoli
  • Shrimp scampi with pasta
  • Four cheese mac n cheese
  • Mexican style pulled pork with pineapple
  • Beef stew with vegetables
  • Chicken marsala meatballs
  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Pork roast stroganoff
  • Seafood and andouille sausage jambalaya
  • Lobster tortellini
  • Texas brisket fried rice

The new skillet meals join Albertson’s Own Brands portfolio, which includes ready-to-eat, ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook options.

The new Open Nature Savory Skillet Meals, as well as the rest of its Own Brands products are found exclusively at Albertsons Companies stores including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw's, Star Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Haggen.