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Trader Joe's Fresh Pasta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SeattleMonkey Oct 9, 2011 07:29 PM

Any good?

Trader Joe's
1427 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

  1. gingershelley Jan 1, 2012 03:09 PM

    Like the Prosciutto filled Perlini pasta; tiny 'purses' with a parm, breadcrumb and prosciuttio filling - very good in a light sage-flavored cream sauce!

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    1. re: gingershelley
      peppermint_sky Jan 1, 2012 09:03 PM

      Oh, those purses! They are so so so cute. I knew I was forgetting a cute companion to the tortellini that I posted above!

    2. peppermint_sky Dec 31, 2011 10:43 AM

      I like the tortellini! 3 cheese and spinach. Better than other pre-fab tortellini and for the price, excellent. I am pleased with both flavor and texture of the tortellini.

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        escondido123 Dec 7, 2011 05:29 PM

        If you are talking their fresh pasta dough, I find it quite serviceable. Usually I will run it through the tightest setting on my pasta roller to make it even thinner and then from there use it for ravioli, lasagna, manicotti, or I cut it wide for papardelle.

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        1. re: escondido123
          Berheenia Dec 10, 2011 12:24 PM


          I went to the biggest TJ's in the Boston area and asked about fresh pasta dough and they had no idea what I was talking about. Several managers said they don't carry it. Where are you shopping?

          1. re: Berheenia
            master815k Dec 10, 2011 02:24 PM

            Maybe he means the pizza dough they sell?

            1. re: master815k
              Berheenia Dec 12, 2011 06:13 AM

              No. We discussed this standing in front of the display with the pizza dough and the fresh ravioli etc. I did see it at Whole Foods.

            2. re: Berheenia
              Dommy Dec 10, 2011 10:33 PM

              At one point our TJs had fresh pasta dough... I think it's a regional item and just shows up on occasion...


              1. re: Dommy
                escondido123 Dec 10, 2011 10:47 PM

                Exactly so. It can be regional and/or seasonal. Pizza dough is a different animal all together.

                1. re: escondido123
                  pamf Dec 14, 2011 10:22 AM

                  TJ's fresh items usually vary quite a lot by region. Also can be frequently sold out.

                  escondido, are you talking about buying a ball of dough or are you referring to the pasta sheets? I don't recall ever seeing a ball of pasta dough (in Northern CA) but the sheets are nice for lasagna. I like your idea for rolling them thinner, which would be great for making ravioli or other filled pasta.

                  1. re: pamf
                    escondido123 Dec 14, 2011 01:10 PM

                    I mean the sheets. Not only does rolling make them thinner but longer.

              2. re: Berheenia
                escondido123 Dec 14, 2011 06:38 AM

                Escondido CA, near San Diego.

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              clubtraderjoes Dec 7, 2011 09:25 AM

              They are hit or miss. Some are good and other suck. It takes some experimenting to see which ones you like. They don't come off as super fresh IMHO, but are OK for a quick weeknight meal.



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                brooktroutchaser Dec 7, 2011 05:33 AM

                I find Trader Joe's fresh pasta to be rather tasty and quite a bargain. The arugula with cheese is a favorite. A very simple marina sauce nicely complements.

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                1. re: brooktroutchaser
                  Dommy Dec 10, 2011 10:34 PM

                  We had it this week with homemade lamb broth... quite delicious just lightly poached in said broth...


                  1. re: Dommy
                    cwdonald Dec 11, 2011 06:24 AM

                    That sounds great. I just prepared a package to al dente, tossed it with EVO, herbs and parmesan cheese. Simple meal.

                  2. re: brooktroutchaser
                    chinchi Dec 13, 2011 11:22 PM

                    Tried the arugula and cheese variety upon the recommendations and we really enjoyed them! Nice and easy weeknight dinner.

                    1. re: brooktroutchaser
                      alkapal Jan 14, 2012 02:35 PM

                      ravioli arugula with parmesan and ….hmmm.. can't recall -- but it is really good. i think i turned dommy on to it. ;-)). YO DOMMY!

                    2. Science Chick Oct 10, 2011 08:44 AM

                      Meh.....ok for a quick weeknight dinner, but nothing to be overly excited about.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      1. Boston_Otter Oct 10, 2011 07:51 AM

                        Serviceable for the bargain basement price!

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                          quirkydeb Oct 10, 2011 06:37 AM

                          Tried one of the types of ravioli a while ago. Not especially interesting or flavorful and haven't tried any others.

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