Friday, April 18, 2014

Annie's Homegrown Lasagna Review

Hello, dear readers. I have been a busy mama and trying to make new things at home has been a challenge. You might remember that I joined Influenster a while ago. I was very surprised when I was given something totally awesome to review. Annie's Homegrown frozen lasagna!

OK, you're probably thinking "What's the big deal about frozen lasagna? It's not that great."

Well, that's what I thought too. I've had other brands of frozen lasagna that were fairly bad with thick, pasty pasta, gummy cheese, processed meat, and sometimes it was all I could do to eat it because I was that hungry.

We've eaten other products from Annie's and I'm happy with them. The kids love the bunny gummies and cheddar snack mix. They are so-so with the mac & cheese. I was definitely game to try the new frozen family size entrees.


I picked up my box from Target.  They have other flavors, Mac & Cheese, Butternut Mac & Cheese, Chicken and White Cheddar Shells, and the classic Lasagna.


Here it is right out of the box. So far, so good. Looks like real cheese on top so that's good. I popped it in the oven, let it bake and then we dug in.


The box says it serves 3.5.  Well, the four of us ate the whole thing. The boys took slightly larger portions than what we girls got. The ricotta layer was salty and good.  It wasn't swimming in tomato sauce. The texture of the pasta was just right, also the noodles were not too thick. 


We loved it. My husband even said it was almost as good as my homemade lasagna. Now that says something!


I even managed to get Haley, the pickiest 5-year-old, to eat it and she absolutely lit up after she tasted it.

My conclusion was to buy this again! It only took a little over an hour to bake, so the effort was minimal.  The lasagna itself tasted great and not at all like other frozen ones we've had before. Also, knowing that Annie's using organic ingredients and wholesome, responsible sources was a bonus. 

For the sake of total transparency: Please note that I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


Hey, if you like Annie's products, you might like my recipe for Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts.