pasta reviews

Batchelors Deli Box Pasta: Cheese & Broccoli

Jan 16 2018
Batchelors

A little disappointing on first appearance – not much pasta here. But when you add the water and leave it, it does expand to be something more substantial. That said, hard to know where to fill the water to – the fill line is on the outside. The pasta ends up a little chewy –… [Read More]

Morrisons Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

Dec 21 2017

Very creamy and decadent. For me, the spinach is a little too long and stringy and would have benefited from being blended first. There is too much emphasis on the cream and not enough on the cheese- I like a flavoursome, browned cheese on the top; this cannelloni didn’t deliver. *Review from May 2013

Tesco Value Pasta in a Tomato and Onion Sauce

Aug 27 2013

Word of warning- takes an age to cook! I wanted a quick meal before my lecture, but this requires 15 minutes in the microwave- I had to return to it afterwards. Decent portion size, but the tomato sauce is a bit sweet, sickly, and bland. This tastes just like plain pasta with a little bit… [Read More]

Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese

Jul 26 2013

The mince has liquidated into the sauce, giving the sauce a vaguely brown colour. As ever, the spaghetti is soft. Tasty, filling.

Morrisons Fresh Ideas King Prawn Linguine

Jul 22 2013

The tomato-packed sauce ends up being watery, the king prawns tough and chewy and the basil undetectable. This is reasonable in terms of its taste, but unreasonable in terms of its cost. Not particularly filling, and far too expensive given the cost and quality of the ingredients. Not flavoursome enough nor exciting enough. A bit… [Read More]

Tesco Farfalle Pasta Carbonara

May 19 2013

Very oily. Looks very unappetising- one big splodgy mess. Made some very scary noises in the microwave. Admittedly, the little cubes of unidentifiable meat are quite pleasant. But the rest of it has a peculiar taste- as if the plastic packaging has burned and the fumes have been infused into the pasta. Not a tasty… [Read More]

Iceland Macaroni Cheese

Apr 25 2013

Absolutely nothing special here whatsoever- although bear in mind that this IS only a pound. The sauce is thick and quite potent, with almost a stilton aftertaste. The little bits of orange cheese that are few and far between when you first put the meal in the microwave soon disintegrate into the sauce, never to… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Spicy Tomato Pasta

Mar 28 2013

These are large pieces of pasta, which has a “resize” effect- it makes the meal look quite small in the pan, because you can count the number of pasta tubes! The pasta is overcooked, a horrible squelchy soft. I’ve had worse (think school canteen meals) but it could do with more bite, texture-wise. It could… [Read More]

Iceland Classic Italian Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Pasta Bake

Mar 27 2013

Pasta is overcooked, chicken is dry, sauce is too rich and creamy. Tasty though, and decent portion size. Pretty good value.

Morrisons Bistro Chicken and Roast Mushroom Lasagne

Mar 5 2013

Nice, strong, mushroomy taste. Creamy and indulgent lasagne. Plenty of tender, big pieces of chicken. Not enough cheese on top layer for my liking. At £2, this is fairly good value, though the lasagne isn’t particularly big. Knock a star off if you find it for a penny more!