The pros: Trader Joe’s Stacked Eggplant Parmesan is a gem in the freezer aisle of Trader Joe’s.
The cons: Not as cheesy as the picture would lead you to believe. Contents are enough for a single dinner. I probably could have eaten a tray of this.
The verdict: Trader Joe’s Stacked Eggplant Parmesan sells for $3.49. I’ve walked past this item countless times. I honestly have not gotten to many of the single serving frozen items, but hope to soon. I absolutely adored Trader Joe’s Eggplant Cutlets. They save time and kitchen mess. While this is not the same type of product and it turns eggplant into a delicious Parmesan for you (and only you).
For once, I opted for the oven method and it was good and hot after 40 minutes. The microwave options would be much quicker if you don’t have the time. While there was not nearly as much cheese on the top as pictured, the amount of cheese in the product was more than sufficient. The roasted tomato was a tasty addition instead of just being slathered in sauce. The real surprise here was there seemed to be nice bites of chopped basil in addition to cheese, sauce and most importantly eggplant.
The eggplant texture was neither to soft nor tough. It can be cut mostly with a fork, but the skin is still attached so you might want to have a knife handy. Overall, this is a product that is worth trying. Out of the plastic packaging, it can make for a pretty dinner than you could pass off as your own.
The box of Trader Joe’s Stacked Eggplant Parmesan:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get:
Removed from the plastic container and plated it looks much prettier:
Would I buy this again? For me, this is a yes. It was very enjoyable and made for a nice dinner for one.
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