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Easy Autumn Stir Fry Recipe | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsIt’s back to school time, even for us homeschoolers. In addition to trying to get back into the rhythm of schoolwork, there are after-school sports, clubs, and events to attend, the holidays to think about, and the all around hecticness that comes at this time of year for us all. So it’s a time of year when home-cooked dinners aren’t always going to happen.

Easy Autumn Stir Fry | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsAt times like that, you can have a stress-free family dinner at home thanks to Nestlé products. Nestlé has a large variety of kid-friendly and easy dinner options for families, including STOUFFER’S® Party Size macaroni and cheese or DIGIORNO® RISING CRUST® Pizzas.

Easy Autumn Stir Fry recipe | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsNot only are Nestlé products fun and easy, but you can save money on them right now at Safeway! And you can enter to win a $100 Safeway gift card at #NestleSchoolDays Sweepstakes !

Easy Autumn Stir Fry | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsWe recently had a crazy night, during which I needed to get dinner on the table while getting a hundred other things done at the same time. I had the ingredients for an autumn stir fry, but it wasn’t enough to feed my hungry tribe, so I popped a tray of Stouffer’s® Party Size macaroni and cheese in the oven. In the time that it was cooking, I managed to tackle my chore list, cook two DIGIORNO® RISING CRUST® Pizzas, and make my autumn sir fry for a delicious side dish or a yummy mix-in for the macaroni and cheese.

Easy Autumn Stir Fry | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsThe nice thing about stir fry, it that it doesn’t have to be complicated, nor does it have to be Asian flavored. This autumn stir fry takes less than 20 minutes to make and tastes delicious mixed into macaroni and cheese!

Autumn Stir Fry

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound new potatoes, cut in half
  • 1 pound petite baby carrots
  • 1 zucchini cut into 1/4" slices
  • 1 lb pre-cooked, skinless sausage
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Heat oil in large skillet.
  2. Add new potatoes to pan and stir fry 3 minutes
  3. Add carrots, stir fry 2 more minutes.
  4. Add zucchini, stir fry 2 more minutes.
  5. Add rest of ingredients and stir fry until sausage is heated thoroughly (approximately 5 minutes).

After our easy and delicious dinner, we had a light snack of SKINNY COW® Frozen Snacks.Easy Autumn Stir Fry Recipe | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Though all of these Nestlé products can be found in the frozen section at Safeway, the ice cream is in a different aisle than the entrées.

Easy Autumn Stir Fry | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

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