Smart Made Roasted Vegetables with Angel Hair Pasta Review

Smart Made Roasted Vegetables with Angel Hair Pasta

Smart Made seems pretty good at putting together low-calorie meals that taste surprisingly good. So we went into the Roasted Vegetables with Angel Hair Pasta expecting a tasty meal, even though the box proclaims there’s only 260 calories in this dish. We’re pretty big fans of angel hair pasta here at Freezer Meal Frenzy, so a lightweight version sounded like it would be right up our alley.

So let’s start with the pasta. The angel hair pasta here is made from whole wheat, so it has a completely different texture than a traditional angel hair. In fact, we were surprised at how different — these noodles feel a little stiff with a grainy texture. It’s not bad, by any means, but it’s definitely not what we expected.

If you check out our picture below, you’ll see a good amount of what looks like pineapple. Those yellow strips are actually yellow carrot, and they taste pretty good. They complement the sauce really well, and they’re soft enough to soak up some of its flavor.

Smart Made Roasted Vegetables with Angel Hair Pasta

The sauce itself has a tomato base, though don’t expect a marinara or anything like that. This is actually pretty thin and runny, almost like a soup broth. It tastes great, but the consistency feels slightly off — we would have loved this to be a bit thicker. Of course, there’s a fair amount of spinach — and it’s a good spinach too — which sort of balances all of this out.

Our favorite part of all of this is the fire-roasted portabella mushrooms, though we had to dig down to the bottom of the dish to find them. There’s a decent amount of them, but they’re diced up pretty small so they get sifted down into the mix.

Smart Made’s Roasted Vegetables with Angel Hair Pasta is a strange mix of positives and negatives that sort of balance each other out. It seems very carefully crafted to maintain such a balance, but the result is less-than-astounding. Don’t get us wrong, we like this dish, but there are things about it that we’d change if given the opportunity. Of course, we’d also have to wave that low calorie count goodbye, so perhaps it’s a good thing that we weren’t given the keys to the Smart Made factory and allowed to monkey around with their recipes.

To learn more about the ingredients and nutrition info for this frozen food, check out our package scans below.

Smart Made Roasted Vegetables with Angel Hair Pasta

Smart Made Roasted Vegetables with Angel Hair Pasta