I spotted and picked up a new frozen dish at Trader Joe’s. I was in the mood for lasagna, it looked delicious and Trader Joe’s typically doesn’t let me down. Trader Giotto’s Garden Vegetable Lasagne is a lasagna that is made with organic vegetables and organic whole wheat flour. Since my boyfriend doesn’t like lasagna, it doesn’t make sense for me to make a big pan of it – so I rely on frozen lasagna OR my mothers lasagna whenever she makes it.
I opted to cook the tray in the microwave, per the box directions, instead of in the oven. Since the microwave I was using cooks fast, I set the cooking time in the middle of the cooking time range. The dish was hot, but I found I’d prefer to have it cook for the maximum time to make it hotter and to help reduce any potential condensation build up from the meal going from the freezer to the microwave.
I find with frozen lasagna dishes I prefer vegetable lasagna and I have to say this one is perfect. There’s a pretty fair serving, it’s packed with flavor and it’s incredibly filling. The ricotta is mixed with spinach and there are small diced up pieces of vegetables throughout the dish. I did enjoy this for lunch with a small side salad and it was more than enough to be sustainable. I enjoyed it so much I plan on getting another for the freezer on my next Trader Joe’s trip.
The dish is 290 calories, which translates to 8 points plus values. Totally worth it!
Have you tried the Trader Joe’s Garden Vegetable Lasagne?