Barilla Microwaveable Meals + Giveaway


I eat frozen pasta meals every single day, so it doesn’t take much convincing for me to try a shelf stable pasta meal instead.

Send them over yesterday, please.

These —–> Barilla Microwaveable Meals.


There are five varieties:

• Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
• Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce
• Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce
• Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce
• Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Ready in 60 seconds. 100% natural. No preservatives.

Let’s try it.

They come in microwave-ready trays, so all I had to do was peel to vent and heat on high for 60 seconds.


FYI after heating: The peel-off lid is very securely attached, so be sure to hold the sauce tray firmly in place while removing the film .

Once the film was removed, I just dumped the sauce over my pasta, mixed together and had at it! It’s amazing that 60 seconds would heat it so perfectly, but it really did. It was piping hot!


There was plenty of sauce along with some wonderful chunks of tomato too. Oh, it was tasty! (It’s one of the Mezze Penne meals.)

And at 320 calories and 9 to 11 grams of protein per serving, it fits in perfectly with my nutrition goals.


There are also two meals with whole grain noodles. This is the fusilli and vegetable marinara sauce. Look at those yummy veggies in there!


I’ve actually eaten all five varieties already. I absolutely LOVE them. I tend to choose quick-fix meals for lunch every single day and I need them to be healthy and nutritious as well as easy to make, so I’m going to add these into my permanent routine.

With a shelf life of 12 months at room temperature, I can stock up for myself, and they’re perfect to send to my busy son at college for quick meals between classes.

Thumbs up on these, waaaaay up!

Buy It! Look for them in nationwide grocery stores for the MSRP of $3.29. (I found them on sale 2/$5 at my local store last week!)

Visit the Barilla website  for a $1 off coupon and visit the Barilla Facebook page for more information!


One lucky reader will win FIVE (5) coupons each good for one Free Barilla Microwaveable Meal.

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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Barilla and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

RULES: Giveaway ends 11:59 pm ET, September 28, 2012. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, Eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. One lucky winner will be chosen using One entry per household and IP address. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Cheating will not be tolerated, and entries will be verified for accuracy. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email, or a new winner will be chosen. Entering this giveaway means you are in agreement with this blog’s Terms of Use policy.