Since this blog was started back in 2016, I've posted more than 1200 recipes or items. This means there is a bit of a food memory here. And somewhere back in 2016 there used to be a somewhat similar product on store shelves. It was Trader Joe's Prosciutto Perline pasta. It was the same pouch shape, but it was in the refrigerated aisle.
It was a family favorite. And then it was discontinued.
I miss that pasta dearly. It made for a quick dinner with minimal effort.
Now the same pasta shape is back, but different.
Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce is found in the frozen aisle.
The directions for making this in the microwave are spot on. The pasta was tender without being overcooked.
The filling was basic. It tasted like any old cheese filling. I felt like this was a missed opportunity to really jazz these up.
The pink sauce was also pretty basic. Nothing spectacular. It was the creamy pink sauce. But nothing noteworthy.
I was kind of wishing the pink sauce away. For me, it was no standout and because the pasta was on the plain side I really wanted to experiment with this more. With the way this bag is set up, there is no opting out of the sauce here.
You'll probably be better off adding a protein dish to round it out a bit and add a veggie to be able to stretch this to 3 servings. Because if you are hungry, this bag can be finished in 1-2 servings without a problem.
Overall, it isn't terrible, but it isn't a standout. It's solid as a dish. For $3.99, it isn't a bad deal either.
Would I buy this again? While Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce wasn't bad, it didn't rock my world either. It's basic. It's good. It's more than edible. It just didn't blow me away.
And yes, I'm still longing for a refrigerated pouch-shaped pasta. Just sayin'.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
A visual rundown
The bag of Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce:
The nutritional information and the ingredients
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce
Product Name: Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce
Product Description: Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce is pouch shaped pasta with sauce in the frozen aisle.
Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce is a new frozen pasta option.
- Quick and easy pasta dish that is cooked right and isn't soggy
- All in one with sauce
- Add a protein for an even better meal.
- No real wow in terms of taste here.
- This is the only pouch shaped pasta at Trader Joe's currently.
- Sauce didn't blow me away in terms of flavor