Incorporating Unilever Into Our Thanksgiving + Recipes

By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
November 19, 2012

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Thanksgiving is only a few days away and like many, you are probably trying to figure out what side dishes you’d like to have for your feast.  For our feast, we are planning on having Turkey, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Seasoned Green Beans, Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing, Rolls, and Pumpkin Pie.  We recently prepared two of our Thanksgiving dishes, but tried something different.  In both of these dishes we usually use butter.  However, for this campaign, we switched the butter out for Country Crock (a Unilever spread).

So why use Country Crock?  Country Crock is great for spreading, topping and cooking, all the while providing delicious country fresh taste with 0g trans fat per serving, no hydrogenated oils and 70% less saturated fat, 30% fewer calories than butter and no cholesterol.  We found that the Country Crock in both recipes tasted just as good as it did when we used real butter, but was healthier!!!



3 Sweet Potatoes

1/4 cup Brown Sugar

1/4 cup Country Crock Spread

1 tbsp Brown Sugar

1/2 bag Mini Marshmallows


1 – Cut sweet potatoes in half and place in pot of water.

2 – Boil water and cook, covered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft.

3 – Peel sweet potatoes with fork and knife.  Add 1/4 cup Brown Sugar and 1/4 cup Country Crock Spread.

4 – Mash potatoes until smooth.

5 – Spread in 8×8 or 9×9 pan.  Sprinkle 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1/2 bag mini marshmallows.

6 – Place in oven set at 350Β° and cook for 30 minutes, or until marshmallows are golden brown.  Enjoy!

The second recipe I created was a Green Bean recipe.  It’s simple, budget-friendly and good!  Check it out!



2 Cans of Cut Beans

3 tbsp Country Crock Spread

1 tsp Greek Seasoning


1 – Open cans of green beans and drain.

2 – Heat 3 tbsp Country Crock Spread in skillet until melted.

3 – Add green beans and sprinkle with Greek Seasoning.  Heat and serve.

Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “Incorporating Unilever Into Our Thanksgiving + Recipes”

  1. Jammie says:

    I have never had sweet potato casserole, I have had candy yams, but not sweet potatoes. I did however try sweet potato pie. I am going to try sweet potato casserole for Christmas dinner I think. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    I looks like you nailed it! We didn’t have sweet potatoes this year because I didn’t think I could make it, but I will try next year.

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