Lean Cuisine Spicy Veggie Chili Mac Review

Lean Cuisine Spicy Veggie Chili Mac

While we don’t always love Lean Cuisine meals, we really enjoy some of their pasta dishes. Since we also love spicy food, we were hopeful that the Lean Cuisine Spicy Veggie Chili Mac would be a fiery and flavorful treat. Unfortunately, this mac is mediocre. It isn’t the worst Lean Cuisine meal we’ve tried, but it’s not a dish we’ll be eating again.

Our hopes for this meal dissipated as soon as we saw the thin, soupy, sauce. We don’t mind a thin salsa with chips, but it’s definitely the wrong choice for a meal like this. Some sauces thicken up after sitting for a few minutes, but this one doesn’t. It’s a struggle to get the sauce to cover the cavatappi noodles.

Lean Cuisine Spicy Veggie Chili Mac

If you’re expecting a spicy mac and cheese, this meal is definitely going to disappoint you. While it does contain some cheese, the portions aren’t exactly generous. Our meal only had a few bites of (admittedly tasty) cheddar. The dish is called Spicy Veggie Chili Mac, not “Spicy Veggie Chili Mac & Cheese, but when the box advertises that a meal is made with real cheddar cheese, we expect something a little more substantial.

However, the real disappointment of this meal is that none of the ingredients are bad. The sauce isn’t that spicy but does have a nice flavor to it. There aren’t very many beans, but the beans that are there taste fine. This isn’t a disgusting meal, or even a bad one. It’s a dish made up of decent ingredients that simply don’t work well together. This meal is definitely less than the sum of its parts.

If you’re looking for a low-calorie Lean Cuisine pasta dish, we recommend the Asparagus & Cheese Ravioli or the Spicy Penne Arrabbiata. The Lean Cuisine Spicy Veggie Chili Mac won’t please fans of spicy food, nor will it win over fans of chili or mac and cheese. There’s simply no reason to choose this dish over some of the tastier options in the freezer aisle.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this Lean Cuisine mac and cheese, check out our package scans below.

Lean Cuisine Spicy Veggie Chili Mac

Lean Cuisine Spicy Veggie Chili Mac