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May 18, 2022

Rao's Penne Alla Vodka


I took a flutter on this microwave dish when I happened to notice it in the Kroger freezer.

Turned out to be a big step up in quality, and opened my eyes to the great world outside Stouffer's, my go-to frozen comestibles since forever.

Rao's flavors and appearance and textures and smells seem sharper, more appealing, closer to fresh.

Still, after 3 minutes you have to take it out and stir it and then nuke it for another 3 minutes — not quite my perfect idea of a microwave item, which should only require one maneuver: putting it in the machine and pressing a minutes button.

More from Rao's, please.

May 18, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


i don't doubt this is tasty but i've never understood what the function of the vodka is in a tomato sauce. vodka has imperceptible flavor and once added to the cooking sauce all the alcohol evaporates.

Posted by: Robert Weaver | May 28, 2022 9:43:43 AM

try their frozen lasagne and the chicken alfredo (lots of chicken in it). I didn't like the chicken parmigiana as much, but I liked the other two better than the vodka pasta

Posted by: CBRetriever | May 18, 2022 8:46:41 PM

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