Monday, January 7, 2008

Review - Bertolli frozen meals

We picked up a couple different kinds of Bertolli frozen meals for easy suppers when we were moving and I was pleasantly surprised enough to want to let you all know that these are actually pretty tasty. We've had the Italian Sausage & Rigatoni (which is the one I've liked best so far), the Roasted Chicken & Linguini, and Chicken Parmigiana & Penne.

These are only 10 -15 minutes in the pan and they're done. No water to boil, no oven to preheat - just open the bag, throw it in a pan on the stove and stir a bit half-way through. Easy-peasy, and tasty besides!

Portion size is not overly generous; the bag says it serves two, but Mr. Kluges could polish it off himself if he was feeling hungry. Also, not especially healthy, especially with the fat and salt content!

But, if you want something tasty and easy and you're not going to rely on it very often, it's a handy thing to have in the freezer!

Here's an old article/review about them that I found on-line, too.


Allknowingjen said...

I've only had the Chicken Florentine one - which is also very good. It actually inspired me to try to find a chicken florentine recipe that was easy (hey I should post it!) - We really liked it, but agree with you about the serving size and the amount of sodium.

We also like the Ming Tsai dinners in a bag at Supa target. The pad thai is yummy. It's good to have on hand in a pinch- when you're tired of frozen pizza.

DiploWhat said...

We always have these in our freezer for a quick lunch between classes. The chicken linguini is my fav. I can't remember the name of it - I think it's in the mediterranian collection - one with the whole grape tomatoes is really terrible, though.

sara said...

I tried the florentine chicken and i LOVE it. i added a dash of salt to it and topped it off with black pepper and parmesan cheese and it was PERFECT.