I love many Bertolli food products. Recently, I came across Bertolli Oven Bake Meals Meat Lasagna Rustica in the frozen food section at my local grocery store. This item intrigued me. I decided to purchase it, try it out and write an unbiased product review all about my experience. Here is what I discovered!
I love lasagna and I don’t always have time to make the homemade version. I have had good luck with most Bertolli food products that I have tried. This one is very interesting! I comes in a bag and you cook it in the oven. This dish looks fabulous, on the outside of the packaging. It featured hand rolled meat lasagna rollettes in a tomato sauce along with cheese for the topping. This meal serves two. It is priced around six to seven dollars, depending on where you purchase it. It is pricey, but I have discovered that Bertolli’s dishes are most often worth the price. I could not wait to try this one!
The preparation of Bertolli Oven Bake Meals Meat Lasagna Rustica is best and easy cooked in the oven. You can microwave it, if you desire. I chose to cook it in the oven. I preheated my oven to 400 degrees, sprayed an eight inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, then poured the contents of the bag into the pan, minus the cheese pouch. The sauce is in cubes that I arranged around the pan. There are two lasagna rollettes. I then covered the pan with foil and baked for forty-five minutes. I removed the foil, stirred the sauce and spooned it over the lasagna. I also sprinkled the cheese over the lasagna. I baked it uncovered for five more minutes, until the cheese was melted and the liquid was boiling. I removed the pan from the oven and let it stand for five minutes before serving.
It smelled yummy! My dinner guest and I dug in. This easy to make Italian frozen dish is excellent. The pasta was tender, the tomato sauce was of restaurant quality and the cheese was great. This lasagna is filled with seasoned meat and ricotta cheese. I loved everything about this meal for two. I could find nothing wrong with it and everything right! I rate Bertolli Oven Bake Meals: Meat Lasagna Rustica five stars out of five stars. It is affordable and much cheaper than dining out. I will be buying this treat of an Italian creation again. It is a different twist on lasagna and I loved that.
One serving has 520 calories. 280 of those calories come from fat. It has 31 grams of total fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 60 mg’s of cholesterol, 1110 mg’s of sodium, 36 grams of total carbs, 4 grams of dietary fiber, 13 grams of sugars and 25 grams of protein. Yes, this is not a dieter’s friend, by any means. It is, however, a delicious treat and a fun meal to eat on occasion, in my opinion.
I enjoyed trying Bertolli Oven Bake Meals Meat Lasagna Rustica and writing this product review about it. It is a perfect home baked lasagna type dish with restaurant quality taste worthy of candles, wine and music. For more information, you can visit the villabertolli.com website. This meal for two is a winner and one of Bertolli’s best, in my opinion.