Jan 19, 2024

Review: Trader Joe's - Garlicky Pasta

A bag of Trader Joe's Garlicky Pasta.

Trader Joe's Garlicky Pasta is a frozen meal that features "Italian pasta in a creamy, umami, garlic sauce."

A 16-oz bag cost me $4.29.

Garlicky Pasta is Trader Joe's take on an Asian fusion dish called "Garlic Noodles" that was popularized by Thanh Long, a restaurant in San Francisco.

A glass tray full of Trader Joe's Garlicky Pasta.

The pasta felt a bit more firm and just slightly larger than spaghetti. It was al dente with a nice chew to it, even out of the microwave.

The sauce offered a buttery garlic flavor tinged with the salty bite of cheese and an additional savory touch of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and fish sauce. There's also just a slight heat to it. It's pretty oily but moderate in terms of flavor.

A forkful of Trader Joe's Garlicky Pasta.

Overall, Trader Joe's Garlicky Pasta turned out pretty well. It is simply noodles in sauce so you can definitely add protein and/or vegetables for some variety but it offers just enough flavor so that you can also just eat it as is.

Nutritional Info - Trader Joe's Garlicky Pasta
Serving Size - 1 cup frozen (148g)
Calories - 210 (from Fat - 50)
Fat - 5g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 590mg
Carbs - 31g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 8g

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