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Its been a while since we had pasta and I really had a hankering for it. Since we were having pasta, I decided to try out two Trader Joes products I had picked up for a pasta night turkey meatballs and garlic marinara sauce. Ive grown into quite a loving fan of Carba-Nada pasta. 1 ½ cups of pasta is only 3 points plus which is quite a bang for my buck, points wise. Not only am I getting a bigger serving of pasta, but Im getting it all for almost half the points of regular pasta. I made myself two servings of pasta one to have for dinner and the other to have as leftovers the following day. Of course, we made regular Barilla pasta for my boyfriend to have with his serving of pasta. I had some red peppers on the countertop that I had picked up at the grocery store. I typically like to boost up my pasta with extra flavors, so I sliced up a whole red pepper, a medium onion and put it into the oven to roast. When the pasta and onions were done, I simply tossed them into my cooked pasta dishes. I tossed the pasta with servings (1/2 cup) of Trader Joes Garlic Marinara Sauce. The sauce is thick and sticks to the pasta. Each ½ cup serving is 2 points plus. The sauce is incredibly flavorful and adheres to the pasta nicely. Nothing is worse than runny sauce on pasta that just makes a soupy mess. As a side to our pasta, I cooked the Trader Joes Fully Cooked Turkey Meatballs in the oven. I let the outside brown until heated throughout and then garnished the pasta dishes with the meatballs on the side. A serving size is 2 meatballs which calculate out to 3 points plus values. I decided to have a double serving for 5 points plus values. The meatballs are totally delicious my boyfriend quite enjoyed them and they were a hit. So much of a hit, I repurchased a bag on my last Trader Joes trip. They dont have that frozen meatball flavor that I find frozen meatballs typically have. The whole dish shown was only 10 points plus values! Quite a steal for a boatload of delicious food! QUESTION: What is your favorite way to have pasta? Image is mine do not take or use. Thank you.
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