Lean Cuisine Favorites Spinach Artichoke Linguine Review

Lean Cuisine Favorites Spinach Artichoke Linguine

Because we spend a lot of time lurking around the freezer aisle, it’s easy to notice when products make changes to their packaging. When we saw that Lean Cuisine had tweaked the look of their Favorites line, we decided to see if they’d improved the meals as well. Unfortunately, Lean Cuisine Favorites Spinach Artichoke Linguine is as disappointing as ever.

Cooking this meal is still effortless; your dish will be ready to eat in under five minutes. However, when you pop it out of the microwave to give it a stir, you’ll start to notice that there are some serious problems. The parmesan cheese sauce is thin and runny, and it doesn’t really spread over the linguine noodles.

Lean Cuisine Favorites Spinach Artichoke Linguine

We originally criticized the sauce for being bland, and that still holds true. In fact, it doesn’t look like Lean Cuisine has done anything to change up this meal. The spinach is still slimy, there are still rogue stems lurking in the meal, and the artichokes are only so-so. Even the noodles aren’t that great. They clump together, making the meal a hassle to eat.

On paper, this sounds like the sort of meal we’d love. We enjoy plenty of Lean Cuisine pasta dishes. We love meals that are loaded with veggies. We love a good white sauce, especially when it’s part of a low-calorie meal. However, this meal doesn’t succeed in any of those areas. It’s completely outclassed by Lean Cuisine’s other pasta dishes, and it can’t compete with the kinds of dishes Trader Joe’s and Amy’s Kitchen are offering.

We didn’t enjoy Lean Cuisine Favorites Spinach Artichoke Linguine the last time we ate it, and it wasn’t any better this time around. Lean Cuisine has improved dishes in the past, but this meal is as much of a dud as ever. Skip this substandard pasta and opt for something tastier instead.

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

Lean Cuisine Favorites Spinach Artichoke Linguine
Lean Cuisine Favorites Spinach Artichoke Linguine
Lean Cuisine Favorites Spinach Artichoke Linguine