> hey what's for dinner mom?: Buitoni Riserva Review

4.30.2009

Buitoni Riserva Review



I am a foodbuzz featured publisher and also part of their taste makers program that reviews new products. 2 weeks ago I received a 9 ounce package of new Buitoni Riserva Agnolotti (ravioli type of pasta, sort of) to review. Now I like pasta but it came on the same day as our ducks, turkeys and geese so it was overshadowed by cuteness. I popped it in to the fridge for use when life was less crazy (HA!).
I finally made it. Wow! It cooks really quick and the flavor was out of this world unbelievably tasty. Now the package only came with 2 servings so I made it for lunch and we all, except my oldest who was in school, tried it. Everyone loved. The calories were rather high for me to eat a whole serving, er stop at one serving(?), so it was great to split it up.
The flavor of the Wild Mushroom Agnolotti had a lot going on with portobella and crimini mushrooms, roasted garlic and two cheeses so I knew I wanted to pair it with a very simple sauce. After cooking the pasta I removed it to a serving bowl. In the same pot I cooked it in I heated a tablespoon of olive oil (Newman' Own Organic) and when it was hot I tossed in a handful of fresh from my herb starts basil and let it fry quickly. Then I just popped the pasta in salted it, peppered it and tossed it gently together. Sublime. I used mine to top a salad and it was a pleasant lunch.

5 comments :

  1. Looks yummy though I hate mushrooms and I don't know why really maybe its the texture I can't do slimy well at least everything mushroomy I've ever had was slimy yuck!

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  2. YUM!
    I am always looking for a quick and healthy lunch for my toddler and I during the week.

    THANKS so much for stopping by on my SITS day last week!

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  3. Yum! I am reading all these fabulous ways to prepare this pasta and my package is sitting at home in California!

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  4. Me and Allie on the same page hate mushrooms, but I seem to find more recipes with them in there and I've been using them and do ok with them.

    You'll be proud I'm starting my own garden... yup baby steps :)

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  5. P.S. Sorry of course it looks delish as always!

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