This Deal of the Day feeds two easily, and is a complete vegetarian pasta entree in a frozen package. The ear-shaped dumpling pasta called Orecchiette is similar to gnocchi. As with most pre-prepared meals this pasta entree is a little on the salty side (try adding a pinch of sugar,) but everything else about it is first rate.
The garlic and olive oil sauce is light and flavorful with a small amount of red chili pepper flake heat, while the bits of broccoli still have crunch -- not soggy at all (although the Chef would have liked larger broccoli florets.) The pasta is al dente, just the way the Chef likes it, and barely takes 10 minutes to heat up on your stove top. Bertolli is a fine pasta maker and this dish is a great Deal of the Day. The Chef picked up a few one pound packages at this 99c only Store in Santa Monica today; hopefully it is carried in the frozen case at your local 99c only Store.
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