This review of Caesar’s frozen Italian meals is a bit late … I actually received and tasted these pasta dishes over seven years ago, but their flavor lingers on. In fact, I can safely say that their potato gnocchi is the best I’ve ever tasted and I’ve looked for them ever since. Turns out that although this product is available at dozens of store chains, it is not available at the stores I shop at.
I was provided a sample of six different frozen Italian meals. This is what I remember:
Caesar’s Vegetable Lasagna and Cheese Lasagna
These frozen lasagna products were tasty, but I still like Stouffer’s better. Perhaps I just like meat lasagna the best and both of these were vegetarian. These are both gluten- and wheat-free, however, they are just as thick and plump as normal lasagna noodles.
Caesar’s Manicotti with Cheese and Marinara Sauce
I’m not a big fan of manicotti, but these were quite tasty. They had a little too much tomato sauce for my tastes. Again, I really didn’t notice that they were gluten- and wheat-free.
Caesar’s Potato and Spinach Gnocchi
I can still taste how awesome this gnocchi was. They were very potato-y, which I really liked. It was almost like eating potatoes themselves. These products can be found at stores in my area and might well be worth a special trip just to buy them.
Caesar’s Stuffed Shells
Again, I’m not much of a fan of stuffed shells and marinara, so this item fell flat for me.
If you are looking for a tasty gluten- and/or wheat-free option, these pop-them-in-the-microwave options are a good buy. They are tasty and truly Italian in flavor. You can learn more, as well as find stores near you that sell them, at their website, caesarspasta.com.
Score: 4 out of 5
NOTE: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you’ve read past product reviews, you’ll know that I don’t pull my punches when I believe they are warranted. I also try to provide balanced information so you can make your own decision to read or not read the book, even if you disagree with my opinion.