Sunday, November 7, 2010

Buitoni: Wild Mushroom Agnolotti

Due to my relationship with the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, I am sometimes offered samples of food products to try.  A while back I was offered the opportunity to try out a product from the Buitoni Reserva line of pastas and sauces.

I am a sucker for anything mushroom, so I went with the wild mushroom agnolotti.

As delicious as they sounded, they sat in my freezer for a good while.  I tend to make soups and stews to heat up during the week....and frankly, I forget about things in my freezer.  After a particularly long workday however, I decided to treat myself to some pasta.


While a pot of salted water came to a boil, I diced up some zucchini in my fridge.  In a skillet I melted a dot of butter, then sauteed the zucchini just enough to soften it, and added some salt, pepper, and a little dash of garlic powder.


Then I did what any foodie with a plate of pasta and a fondness for fat would do.  I put more butter in the pan and browned it. (I had a pretty bad day).

I tossed my pasta in the water, and in a few minutes the delightful little pillows floated to the top.  I pulled them from the water, tossed them with the browned butter, and plated them with some basil and parmesan cheese.




I ate all of them.  The mushrooms were rich and delicious, and the pasta had a perfect bite.  They were better than I imagined a frozen pasta could be.  I thought they were better than some ravioli I've ordered in Boston restaurants.

Bad work day forgotten....mission accomplished. 

9 comments:

  1. I tried this product out too and absolutely love it! And yes, butter and pasta definitely makes the world better!

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  2. I've never tried these. I love mushrooms so maybe I'll give them a chance :)

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  3. Love me some mushrooms! And some nights, frozen pasta is just SO much easier!

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  4. I tried out one of the Buitoni's cheese-filled raviolis, and they were also delicious. I was really impressed!

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  5. I've had these also and they are delish! I love adding butter and lemon to the cheese filled ones!

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  6. Yummm agnolotti is delicious...really really delicious! So glad they helped turn a tough day around!

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  7. I am sorry you had a bad day :( I love browned butter and pasta. You may have inspired tonight's dinner!

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  8. this is a beautiful plate of food and I would have never guessed these were frozen!

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  9. Aren't those ravilois great? Whatever I've had from Buitoni has been great...you plate it up very nicely there. Like the idea of a clean, fresh sauce, rather than red sauce.

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