Lean Cuisine Favorites Five Cheese Rigatoni Review

Lean Cuisine Favorites Five Cheese Rigatoni

If you’re a devoted follower of Freezer Meal Frenzy, then you might recall our review of Lean Cuisine Five Cheese Rigatoni. Back then, we said that “every rigatoni noodle [is] an exciting cave of flavor waiting to be explored by your taste buds.” Now that Lean Cuisine has updated the product packaging, we decided to see if the meal is as tasty as we remember.

Like virtually every Lean Cuisine dish, the Five Cheese Rigatoni requires almost no effort to make. You just have to pop it in the microwave for a few minutes, give it a stir, and then cook it for one more minute. Lean Cuisine has long been one of our top choices for work lunches. Their meals are tailor-made for office microwaves.

This meal has gone through a few changes since we last sampled it. While the original version of the dish was 360 calories, this version clocks in at 370 calories. In spite of this, the dish seems to have less cheese and sauce. We didn’t feel like we had a quite enough sauce to cover all of our noodles.

Lean Cuisine Favorites Five Cheese Rigatoni

Since this meal is light on sauce and cheese, there’s not really a lot going on here. There are no unpleasant flavors here — Lean Cuisine’s tomato sauce is actually pretty great — but lightly sauced rigatoni with a sprinkling of mozzarella isn’t really our thing. When we dig into a bowl of five-cheese rigatoni, we want more than a hint of cheese.

The new product packaging looks pretty sleek, but we’d definitely say the updated Lean Cuisine Five Cheese Rigatoni is a downgrade from the older version of the meal. If you’re a fan of Lean Cuisine’s pasta dishes, we’d suggest trying their Penne Rosa or their Spicy Penne Arrabbiata instead.

To learn more about the cooking instructions, nutrition content, or ingredients for this Lean Cuisine rigatoni, check out our package scans below.

Lean Cuisine Favorites Five Cheese Rigatoni
Lean Cuisine Favorites Five Cheese Rigatoni
Lean Cuisine Favorites Five Cheese Rigatoni