Lean Cuisine Tortellini with Red Pepper Sauce Review

Lean Cuisine Tortellini with Red Pepper Sauce

Lean Cuisine recently launched its Origins line, which, as far as we can tell, is a line of classic dishes with a new package design. For example, the Spicy Penne Arrabbiata, one of our favorite Lean Cuisine frozen meals, has been rebranded from the Marketplace line to the Origins line.

Of course, there are some things in the Origins line that we haven’t tried — if they aren’t new products, they’re definitely new to us. The Lean Cuisine Tortellini With Red Pepper Sauce is one such item, so we decided to give it a try and see what it’s all about.

Like most Lean Cuisine meals, this dish was fairly easy to prepare. All we had to do was pop it in the microwave, give it a stir, and heat it for a little bit longer before taking it out of the microwave for good. The entire process only took a few minutes.

Lean Cuisine Tortellini with Red Pepper Sauce

That said, we weren’t quite as impressed by this meal as we were by some of the other Lean Cuisine pasta dishes we’ve tried. The red pepper sauce was blander than we were expecting. While red peppers make a terrific base for a sauce, we felt like this one was missing something. It’s not very spicy, and there are no other flavors that stand out. It could have really used some red pepper flakes or a few more cloves of garlic.

The cheese tortellini is also on the plain side. That would be fine if the sauce was more flavorful, but as is, it’s a fairly boring combination. While the tortellini didn’t set our taste buds on fire, it is perfectly cooked and stuffed with a generous helping of organic ricotta cheese.

Even though the Lean Cuisine Tortellini with Red Pepper Sauce didn’t knock our socks off, we suspect it will really appeal to some of our readers. If you’re not a fan of spice and prefer simpler pasta dishes, this is a tasty, tomato-free meal. Consider your own tastes if you’ve been eyeing this meal. The high-quality ingredients and low calorie count make this a frozen food worth considering.

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

Lean Cuisine Tortellini with Red Pepper Sauce

Lean Cuisine Tortellini with Red Pepper Sauce