Feb 20, 2015

Frozen Friday: Bertolli - Chicken Carbonara and Farfalle

Bertolli's Chicken Carbonara and Farfalle frozen meal features farfalle pasta with white meat chicken and bacon in a creamy Alfredo sauce.

A 10-oz box was $1.88 on sale.

The box touts "al dente" just above the product name and uses a separate steam basket with most of the ingredients on top of a bowl with the Alfredo sauce. While I wouldn't call it al dente, the pasta does retain a nice bit of firmness. Additionally since the meal steams without an immediate vent, none of the pasta dried out.

The Alfredo sauce looked a bit watery but thickened a little as it cooled and clung to the pasta very well. It's not the traditional sauce for carbonara but I guess they can't crack an uncooked egg in the more standard fashion.

The chicken came in decently thick slices with a fairly good texture to them. The bacon was soft and cut into tiny pieces but lent an enjoyable smokiness to everything.

The peas added a little bit of sweetness and light crispness.

Overall' Bertolli's Chicken Carbonara and Farfalle was really good and makes a quick and convenient solution for when you have a hankering for carbonara.

Nutritional Info - Bertolli's Chicken Carbonara and Farfale (283g)
Calories - 440 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 1170mg
Carbs - 35g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 26g

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