I am a fan of many Hormel brand food products. When I came across Hormel Compleats Pasta Primavera with Chicken Meal in the unrefrigerated dinners section of my local grocery store, I was interested. I decided to purchase this dinner for one, try it out and write an unbiased product review all about my personal experience with it. Here is what I discovered!
This dinner costs around two dollars and fifty cents. It is reasonably priced and has many good things going for. It is low in calories, high in protein, low in saturated fat and it can be ready in ninety seconds. I liked all of those facts. This meal has penne pasta, chicken breast strips, carrots, green bell peppers, American cheese, red bell peppers, sherry wine, Romano cheese and many other ingredients in it. All of that sounded good to me. I could not wait to taste this dish.
Hormel Compleats Pasta Primavera with Chicken Meal is perfect for microwave cooking and that is how I decided to prepare it. I cut a few slits in the film cover top, cooked on high for ninety seconds, let stand for one minute and then uncovered and served. I had a problem with the sealed film cover, I could not pull it off and ended up cutting it away. That was a bit irritating, I must say. This dinner has two long white meat chicken strips laid on top of it. Underneath, lots of penne pasta, carrots, peppers and some type of very thick sauce. I cut up the two chicken strips and mixed them into this meal. The dish did look good and smelled great.
When I tasted this meal, I liked it. It is thick, hearty and meaty. It has lots of herbs and spices in it. The flavor is good. It is a bit too thick and I wanted more sauce in it, to help moisturize the large amount of pasta in this dinner. Overall, it is a decent meal, easy to prepare and affordable. I rate Hormel Compleats Pasta Primavera with Chicken Meal three stars out of five stars. Not the best, but interesting and fun to eat. This meal makes a nice and quick lunch item that I can travel with without having to worry about refrigeration. It is a winner for those on a budget that need a portable meal.
This dinner has only 220 calories in it. Wow! I was impressed by that since it has so much food. Just 30 of those calories come from fat. This meal has 3.5 grams of total fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 30 mg’s of cholesterol, 590 mg’s of sodium, 31 grams of total carbs, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 4 grams of sugars and 16 grams of protein. This is an energizing meal and it will fill you up. It has vitamins A, C, calcium and iron in it. You can take this meal camping with you and heat it up in a large pot of boiling water. Very cool and handy.
I enjoyed trying Hormel Compleats Pasta Primavera with Chicken Meal and writing this food product review about it. It is a creative dish that is worth the money. For more information about this and other Hormel brand foods, you can visit the Hormel.com website.