Trader Joe’s Farfalle with 4 Cheeses & Spinach Review

Trader Joe's Farfalle with 4 Cheeses & Spinach

The Freezer Meal Frenzy staff has a soft spot for farfalle pasta. While we referred to it as “bow-tie pasta” when we were kids, farfalle is actually designed to look like a butterfly. So of course, when we saw¬†Trader Joe’s Farfalle with 4 Cheeses & Spinach, we knew we had to give it a try.

This meal can be cooked in two different ways. You can throw it in the microwave or place the pasta in a pot and heat it on the stove. We opted to follow the microwave instructions, and we were definitely satisfied. Everything was cooked properly and the pasta had an appealing al dente texture.

Trader Joe's Farfalle with 4 Cheeses & Spinach

We were a little apprehensive when we took this dish out of the microwave. All of the cheese and spinach was smack in the center of the meal, and we weren’t sure there was enough of it to go around. Thankfully, a quick stir was enough to fix that problem.

Trader Joe's Farfalle with 4 Cheeses & Spinach

This dish is definitely made with quality ingredients. The four-cheese blend is creamy and rich, and the spinach tastes incredibly rich. We appreciate that Trader Joe’s used a vegetarian rennet so that even our strictly vegetarian staffers could enjoy this meal.

Unfortunately, this meal is a little on the bland side. After eating about half of it plain, we decided to add a few shakes of pepper. It made a huge difference; a little extra seasoning gave these ingredients a chance to shine.

Oh, and even though this meal is loaded with cheese, it contains just 370 calories and 12 grams of fat.

If you’re willing to season your frozen meals, or if you prefer plain dishes, this meal is definitely worthwhile. The Farfalle with 4 Cheese and Spinach isn’t the most impressive meal at Trader Joe’s, but it is fast, healthy, and cheap. If you’ve been looking for a new frozen pasta dish, you should give this one a closer look.

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Trader Joe's Farfalle with 4 Cheeses & Spinach