Barilla Microwaveable Meals Review


Barilla Microwaveable Meals


I remember when I worked in an office (years ago), and would have to pack a lunch each day, or go out to lunch (which was very expensive). Back then, there were not many choices in the way of “portable” lunches. I would usually make sandwiches, but they got boring pretty quickly.

barilla,pasta,microwaveable meals

I would have been a happy camper if Barilla Microwaveable Meals were available back then. Lunchtime wouldn’t have been so boring, and I would have felt satisfied because I had a filling, tasty meal. Since they do not need to be refrigerated, I could have kept them tucked safely under my desk instead of the company refrigerator where things tended to magically disappear.

I received several Barilla Microwaveable Meals to try, and did I have fun with this task! Even though I now work at home, I still appreciate a lunch that is quick to prepare. I am pretty busy most days, and stopping for lunch and taking time out of my day to prepare something is annoying. With Barilla Microwaveable Meals, it is really convenient to just pop one in the microwave and have a delicious meal. There are no preservatives, they contain 100% natural ingredients, and each meal is only 320 calories, so I don’t have to feel guilty for eating something that tastes this good.

Preparation was simple:

All that is required is to peel back the plastic slightly (to the dotted line) and microwave for 1 minute.

microwaveable meals,barilla,rigatoni

Peel the plastic off and your meal is ready! Note: it says to press down on the sauce container before peeling. Make sure you do this…I didn’t with my first meal (I just held onto the container) and I made quite a mess. Subsequent meals were not messy at all, as I did as instructed. I really like that the sauce is separate – it allows me to put as much or little sauce as I want.

barilla,microwaveable meals

fusilli,microwaveable meals,barilla

To be honest, I wasn’t sure how the Barilla Microwaveable Meals would taste. Sometimes convenient food is lacking in flavor and nutritional value. This certainly was not the case here. The pasta is firm and perfect and the sauces are rich and really tasty. I was completely satisfied after eating these meals, and I will definitely keep several of these in my cabinet at all times. It kind of feels like they made them just for me! Of course, I wouldn’t hesitate to serve these to my kids and husband either, as I try to offer them healthy meals options as often as I can (and I stress the importance of this to them frequently!).


Barilla Microwaveable Meals are available in 5 varieties:
Whole Grain Mezze Penne, Spicy Marinara Sauce,Whole Grain Fusilli, Traditional, and Penne with Tomato & Basil.

Thanks to Barilla, I can now prepare  lunch quickly, and get back to the important things!

You can learn more on the Barilla website! You will also be able to download a coupon to try Barilla Microwaveable Meals for yourself! Make sure you also enter the giveaway below, for your chance to win FIVE free product coupons!


One (1) winner will receive 5 free (full value) Barilla Microwaveable Meals coupons!

barilla coupons,barilla microwaveable meals coupon

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Barilla and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


About Author

Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!


  1. I’d like to try the “Whole Grain Mezze Penne”. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win!

    kdones (at) optonline (dot) net

  2. I have never eaten any of them, so I want to win so I can try them, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  3. The mezze penne with spicy marinara sauce sounds good to me.
    [email protected](DOT)com

  4. spicy marinara penne
    Awesome giveaway! Janna Johnson [email protected] [email protected] on GFC

  5. I sure would love to try these, and the mezzy penne with spicy marina first of all. How nice these will be, for LUNCH on the go and at work. sometimes, you are just tired of sandwiches. And the KIDS would adore these, too.

  6. I am quite sure I’d like or love them all! But I am most looking forward to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato and Basil Sauce!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Leave A Reply

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)