What To Make With What’s On Sale: Pepsi Cola

It’s Friday — time for What To Make With What’s On SalePepsi 20-packs (12-oz cans) are $2.99 after coupon with Albertsons mix and match sale.  Also, At King Soopers, Pepsi 2-liters are $0.50 with ecoupon.

Have you ever tried cooking or baking with Pepsi or any other type of cola?  Here are seven recipe ideas for using Pepsi!

It’s not Easter season yet, but if you like baking a ham for Thanksgiving or Christmas, try this flavorful recipe for Cola-Pineapple Glazed Ham.

Oven Spareribs: Image from Allrecipes

This simple Oven Spareribs recipe calls for just three sauce ingredients: ketchup, ground ginger, and a can of cola.  (Pork spareribs are buy one, get two free at Albertsons this week!)

The highly rated Bubba’s Best BBQ Sauce recipe uses a cup of cola to balance its salty and spicy ingredients.  Be sure to cook it slowly over low heat to thicken it and allow the flavors to meld.

Pepsi brand cola is specifically called for in this slow-cooker Pepsi Pork Roast.  The Pioneer Woman also has a cola-and-pork recipe, Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork.  I’ve tried her recipe with Coca-Cola and it turned out great.  Both recipes call for pork shoulder roast.

Root Beer Float Cake: Image from The Chou Life

Pepsi can be used in some baked goods and desserts as well.  This Root Beer Float Cake can be made with any type of cola.  It’s rich, chocolatey, and so delicious.  Just don’t keep it around the house if you’re actively trying to lose weight!

This Cherry Jello Cola Salad recipe looks like something I remember having at church potlucks when I was a kid (and it was amazing!)

Do you have a recipe that calls for cola?  Please share in the comments!

Be sure to check out the What To Make With What’s On Sale archives for more meal-planning ideas!

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  1. My mom made these Mt. Dew dumplings while we were visiting this summer: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/country-apple-dumplings/ Funny thing, she couldn’t find the Dew she bought for the recipe and ended up using a blue Mt. Dew Jolt. After they baked they were this funky green color and looked disgusting. However, they were all gobbled up in one night. They were GOOD, and so easy to make.

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