This past weekend at Natural Products Expo West, Udi’s Gluten Free launched its foray into frozen meals with four new options: Broccoli & Kale Lasagna, Italian Sausage Lasagna, Penne & Cheese, and Penne & Cheese with Bacon. To me, the frozen food category is full of too many similar products by different manufactures (mac 'n cheese even if bacon is involved), so I was very interested to try their lasagnas.
According to the company, they recognized the gap for consumers demanding frozen meals with real, premium ingredients that deliver on satisfaction and taste. The new frozen, gluten-free entrees, available nationwide at Whole Foods, are as follows:
- Broccoli & Kale Lasagna: include broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, kale and onions, topped with a creamy white sauce.
- Italian Sausage Lasagna: ribbons of gluten-free pasta sheets layered with ricotta and Romano cheeses, parsley, and Italian sausage.
- Penne & Cheese: made with sharp-aged cheddar and Colby.
- Penne & Cheese with Bacon: penne and cheese topped with uncured bacon.
“At Udi’s, we saw an opportunity within the frozen food category to deliver frozen entree options with sophisticated flavor profiles and premium ingredients,” said Denise Sirovatka, vice president of marketing for Udi’s. “While we are a leader in the gluten-free category, we also want to provide great frozen options for all consumers looking for more than the status quo.”
I have to say their broccoli & kale lasagna is very tasty and I enjoyed the velvety white sauce, which wasn't too salty, but was just right. I have been trying to cut meat out of my diet little by little, so even though this lasagna contains dairy, I would purchase it and keep it on hand. The Italian sausage lasagna was also good, but I prefer the tangy sauce from another gluten-free lasagna.
Will you try a frozen entree from Udi's? Why or why not?