March 13, 2014

Product Review: Annie's Homegrown Family Sized Frozen Entrees


Armed with a coupon in hand for a free Annie's Homegrown Family Sized Frozen Entree through my membership with Influenster, I headed off to Target to purchase the Shells and White Cheddar with Chicken

Alas, it must have been on everyone's list because they were completely sold out.  I had my teenage daughter with me and my second and third choices for the yummy Lasagna with Meat Sauce or the Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese were nixed for her number choice; Classic Macaroni & Cheese.

I had the package directed options of either microwaving or baking.  For a quick & easy meal or side dish, you can microwave or if you have another food item in the oven or you prefer to use a standard oven, you can bake it.  I had made another part of dinner in the crockpot so I microwaved the macaroni and cheese for 15 minutes followed by placing it in the oven with the pork loin to finish baking the pasta and browning the garlic lemon pork. This made for about a 25 minute final cook time from freezer to table.

Made with organic pasta and 100% real cheddar cheese, whole grain pasta is larger than average and the perfect shape and size to hold the creamy cheese sauce inside every noodle.  

Nutritionally, it has 16 grams total fat, which 10 of those are saturated.  50 mg cholesterol, 750 mg sodium and 43 grams total carbohydrates.  Dietary fiber chimes in at 3 g while the sugar grams stand at 8.  With 14 grams protein, 30% of the daily recommended dose of calcium, 6% of the iron and 10% of the recommended vitamin A, you can work the rest of your meal plan around these nutritional facts.

Taste is the most important thing and we found it to be a typical, average macaroni and cheese.  It tasted good, cheesy and creamy although a little bland, which was easily rectified with a dash of salt. It was a welcome side dish to our meal and the serving size was perfect for 3 adult sized portions (2 adults and 1 teenager was home for this meal).

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A photo of it straight from the box, still frozen

Cooked, creamy and ready to eat!

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