Last week, my wife and I picked up two boxes of Reggano’s Linguine and Parmesan at Aldi’s grocery market. Aldi’s had them on sale at $1.29 a box. Since we both love pasta, we decided to give them a try. The box is very attractive. It is beige, blue and green, with the red logo of Reggano. The box is made from recycled paperboard. Since I am eco-conscious, I appreciated that information. It’s net weight is 4.8 ounces (136g).
Reggano also has three other varieties. They have Shells and White Cheddar, Angel Hair with Herbs, and Garlic and Olive Oil.
This pasta entree can be prepared on both the stove top and microwave. The Stove top is a three step process. The microwave is a two step process.
Stove Top; In a medium sauce pan, bring 1 1/3 cups of water, 1/2 cup of milk and two tablespoons of margarine or butter to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Slowly stir in pasta and seasoning. Boil uncovered, 5-6 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Stir frequently. The sauce will be thin. Do not overcook. Let it stand 5 minutes and the sauce will thicken by itself.
Microwave; In a two quart microwaveable casserole, combine 1 1/3 cups of water, 1/2 cup of milk and two tablespoons of margarine or butter. Microwave uncovered on high for 4-5 minutes or until boiling. Stir in the pasta and seasoning. Microwave on high for three minutes. Stir. Microwave on high 1-2 minutes or until pasta is is slightly firm. The sauce will be thin. Let pasta stand for five minutes and it will thicken.
Notes; Stir in ideas. Stir in one or two of the following. Chopped chicken or ham that has been cooked. One cup of broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, snow peas and 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper. You can also use crab meat, claims, miniature shrimp, chopped red or green bell peppers.
The great thing, about this mixture, is that you can experiment with different meats and veggies. A serving will contain more than 390 calories with these stir in ideas.
Nutrition Facts; Calories mix 260. Calories from fat 35. Total fat 4g 6%, prepared 25%. Trans Fat 0%, Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%, prepared 46%. Cholesterol 5mg 1% prepared 13%. Sodium 710mg 30% prepared 36%. Total Carbohydrates 46g 15% prepared 16%. Sugars 6g. Dietary Fiber 2g 8% prepared 8%. Protein 10g. Vitamin A 0% prepared 10%. Vitamin C 10% prepared 10%. Calcium 6% prepared 15%. Iron 15% prepared 15%. Folic Acid 20% prepared 25%.
This product can be used with lunch or dinner. It can be served with other items or as a meal by itself.