Bag of Trader Joe's Penne Arrabbiata
Trader Joe's Penne Arrabbiata

I tried some Penne Arrabbiata pasta from Trader Joe's. It comes frozen with little frozen discs of sauce on top of the pasta.

Trader Joe's Penne Arrabbiata frozen discs of sauce

We prepared the frozen pasta by just warming it up in the microwave following the cooking instructions on the back of the bag. We also added some shredded Parmesan cheese to the pasta after microwaving it.

This pasta was definitely better than the usual frozen pastas, and one thing I really liked was that the sauce wasn't too sweet. The sauce was more savory and only a tiny bit spicy. I also liked the taste of this sauce more than the Trader Joe's Arrabbiata sauce that comes in a jar. The penne pasta didn't come out underdone or super mushy, either. Overall, it was pretty delicious.

Overall Rating:
Food: Trader Giotto's Penne Arrabbiata from Trader Joe's
Source: Trader Joe's, Tucson, AZ
Rating: Delicious
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REVIEW – Trader Giotto’s: Penne Arrabbiata from Trader Joe’s

  • Fawn

    Does anyone know of a sauce that is in a jar that is similar to this one? Like you said the TJ Arrabbiata in the jar doesn’t taste the same. Even if it’s a regular tomato one where I can add red pepper flakes… love the taste of this sauce but I want to be able to eat it with different tpyes of noodles!

  • charles skinner

    I’m fairly new to Trader Joe’s, that being said I tried the Penne Arrabbiata. I cooked it in a skillet per directions, increased cooking time 2 minutes. Fantastic!!

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