Product Description: Marinara pasta sauce from the Prego brand that contains a mix of spinach, onion and Parmesan cheese along with Italian seasonings. My wife picked up a jar of this sauce at one of our local grocery stores a short while ago when she found it on sale for around $2.50. We decided to use it last night, when we made baked stuffed pasta shells for dinner.
Review of Prego Florentine Spinach & Cheese Pasta Sauce
My wife purchased this the other day when it was on sale. What did we think of it?
I don’t normally buy the Prego brand unless I’m tight on money and it happens to be on sale. However, it is a brand my wife does enjoy and, when she does the shopping, chances are she is going to bring home a jar of it.
This was the case a few days ago when she was at the store and came across the Prego Florentine Spinach & Cheese pasta sauce. It was something we hadn’t tried before and, knowing we both enjoy spinach, she decided to pick it up.
Due to a variety of reasons, we didn’t get a chance to use this sauce until last night, when we decided to make some stuffed pasta shells we had in our freezer and needed a marinara sauce to bake them in. After trying the sauce, I have to admit it was better than I was expecting it to be.
One thing I found I liked about this particular sauce right away was the thickness. A lot of other jarred sauces promise to have vegetables in them and really don’t deliver. This one did. I could see the big chunks of spinach when I poured the sauce out of the jar and, even without those chunks, the sauce was thicker than most of the other brands we purchase. This was somewhat important too considering I was trying to bake the pasta in the sauce and only used the one jar.
As far as seasonings go, I did think this sauce was a little on the rich side for me and, because of that, did limit myself. However, while it was a bit too rich for what we were eating last night, I do think the bold flavor would be a good fit for some other dishes we occasionally prepare. And, my wife (who likes bold sauces in general) was more than happy to finish up the sauce I didn’t want to use.
As I said before, this has a rich, bold flavor that may not work with some dinners (or personal tastes). However, overall, I thought it was a unique sauce that I do feel I would purchase again and do recommend taking the time to try it.
My Grade: A
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