Marie Callender’s Three Meat and Four Cheese Lasagna
Product Description: “Marie Callender’s® delicious lasagna is prepared by layering freshly made, tender pasta noodles, creamy ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, and Romano cheeses, and a hearty marinara sauce made with Italian sausage, pepperoni, and beef.”
WW Points Plus: 10
First Impressions: Whoever Marie Callender’s gets to do their box art photography is a GENIUS. There is no other explanation as to why their meals look so good on the box. They certainly don’t look like that once you’ve cooked them!
Gustatory Impressions: My first bite was spicier than expected. Ah, two of the meats are Italian sausage and pepperoni. That would explain it. Nowhere on the front of the box does it list which meats are in the thing, so I was a little surprised. The sauce looks terribly watery at first, but once you cut it up and it soaks in, it’s not so bad. It’s got a decent flavor and there are bits of “herb” all through it. The cheese is good, but other than the ricotta, it’s not particularly distinguishable that there are multiple cheeses.
Summary: This one tastes okay, but I don’t really like spicy lasagna, so I won’t be getting it again. Also, it’s got 1260 mg of sodium in it, more than twice what a Lean Cuisine usually has. Ouch! It’s filling, though, so if you don’t mind those two things, you might want to give it a try!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 forks