Jimmy Dean Bacon Breakfast Bowl Review

Jimmy Dean Bacon Breakfast Bowl

If you’re vaguely familiar with the Jimmy Dean brand of frozen food, you probably know them for their breakfast sandwiches. Of course, they do quite a bit more than sandwiches — they have a whole line of breakfast-related items, including some odd and experimental things, as well as a few traditional breakfast bowls. It’s the latter category that we’re digging into today with the Jimmy Dean Bacon Breakfast Bowl.

This breakfast bowl is a cinch to cook. Puncture the film on the top of the bowl, pop the whole thing in the microwave for two minutes, give it a stir, then cook it for another minute. (If you want to see the full cooking instructions, check out our package scans at the bottom of this article.)

When that heating and stirring is done, out comes a meal that’s actually pretty traditional as far as breakfast bowls go. You’ve got your scrambled eggs, some potatoes, some cheddar cheese, and of course some bacon.

Jimmy Dean Bacon Breakfast Bowl

The scrambled egg isn’t great. It has a fairly decent flavor, though it’s kind of dry and chalky, which makes it unpleasant to eat. It tends to crumble up, which means it’s pretty tricky to get a bite that doesn’t have any egg in it, so it’s hard to avoid that chalkiness.

The potatoes are even more dried out than the eggs. And like the eggs, they have a halfway decent flavor with a dryness that doesn’t do this meal any favors.

There’s a pretty substantial serving of bacon here, though it’s mostly ground up into little bits. As far as flavor goes, this has the most potency of any ingredient in the dish. Plus, it’s pretty much the only thing you’ll smell when you pull this dish out of the microwave.

There’s a little bit of cheddar cheese, but it’s only enough to create a stickiness that holds the other ingredients together in clumps — it doesn’t impact the flavor much at all. This is a shame, because more cheese, or even a good sauce, could have done a lot to mitigate the dryness problem.

This is no meal for dieters, at 400 calories (220 from fat) and 1,150 mg of sodium — that means this is high in calories and even higher in sodium. It’s also not all that much food considering the calorie count, so keep that in mind if you decide to pick up one of these.

The Jimmy Dean Bacon Breakfast Bowl just isn’t worth the high calorie count. It’s not all that filling, and while it tastes sort of alright, it has a dryness that really makes it hard to enjoy. Jimmy Dean might want to take this one back to the drawing board.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this breakfast bowl, check out our package scans below.

Jimmy Dean Bacon Breakfast Bowl
Jimmy Dean Bacon Breakfast Bowl
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