Product Type: Morrisons Pasta / Noodles
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Value pasta certainly value for money.
Morrisons Value Pasta Twists
Member Name: claireylulu
Morrisons Value Pasta Twists
Advantages: cheap, filling, easy to cook
Disadvantages: nothing you can moan about when you pay so little!
The last few years have been a real struggle for most families and trying to keep the shopping bill down has been a monthly struggle for everyone. Everybody is out trying to buy good value for money but it seems some people just love making it harder for us raising the cost all the time. I have been trying the value range products at Morrison's just to try and keep the cost down and must say I have been rather impressed. A favourite of ours has to be the Morrison's Value pasta which last time I bought it was eighteen pence!
I have to start by saying the Morrison's Value pasta does come in only one type that is twists but that doesn't bother me at the end of the day it is dried pasta and I can manage to do many meals for us with it. It comes in the typical Morrison's value range packaging bright yellow thick plastic wrapping. My shopping trolley every week seems to be full of yellow! As well as coming in only the twist shape is does only come in a bag of 500g again this isn't really a problem is it. We are a family of four (my fiancé eats two peoples worth though!) and I use just over half of a bag to make a very good size meal. The packaging doesn't have a resealable option on it but I just roll the top up tightly and pop it back in the cupboard. I have had no problems with the pasta going soft. A bag of pasta doesn't usually last more than a week or two in our house any way. So the packaging is very basic and simple but it works.
The dried pasta is light in colour and although is small is about average size for dried pasta. Once the pasta is cooked it expands to a decent size and to me tastes like any other pasta makes you can buy. I am not one for eating plan pasta although my eldest does occasionally like to! I find it is what you do with the pasta that makes it taste nice. My eldest son who is three and a half enjoys eating the value pasta plain and in his words says 'it tastes yummy, mummy'. The pasta is suitable for vegetarians and has a symbol on the front of the packaging to say so.
¬----Cooking the pasta----
Although the packaging is relatively basic there are cooking guidelines on the back. For cooked but a little firm (how I like it) it takes ten minutes to cook. I always wait till the water has come to the boil then turn it down and pop the lid on to save electricity and ten minutes later it is done! As well as cooking guidelines it does also have nutrition information on the back of the packaging too.
You can't go wrong with this pasta it is certainly value for money and I personally can't tell the difference between this and other more expensive makes. As I said before it is what you do with the pasta that counts. We have many different recipes that I use for this pasta sometimes I use the pasta to bulk meals up as pasta is rather filling. Here are a few of the meals I have used Morrison's value pasta twists for and the results have been great:
Tuna pasta bake - pasta in a white sauce with a tin or two of tuna mixed in, popped in an oven dish and topped with cheese and grilled till golden.
A tomato based pasta - cooked pasta mixed in a tomato based sauce which I make from a tin or two of value chopped tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onion, garlic and seasoned with oregano and pepper
Bolognese pasta bake - make your mince Bolognese put in a oven proof dish, cook pasta and make a white sauce which you mix together put onto of the Bolognese and cover with cheese then bake in the oven for half an hour to forty minutes. Its very similar to lasagne!
Cauliflower, leek and pasta bake - basically a cauliflower cheese with leeks and pasta too, to bulk it out.
Plain pasta with cheese - is a lunch time favourite for my little boys. They like plain pasta with a little butter melted in and a bit of grated cheese on top once the pasta is on the plate. I find it a very quick and easy lunch they both love.
So as you can it is what you do with the value pasta that counts. My boys do also use it for arts and crafts when they are doing some sticking which I don't mind as it is so cheap. The only problem we find is it is a little difficult to stick pasta twists you need lots of glue penne pasta is easier!
----Value for money----
I certainly find this pasta value for money. Only the down side I find is Morrison's don't seem to be able to keep to a price. It ranges from month to month from 17p to 40p which I know I shouldn't moan about as even at 40p it is still very cheap. The last couple of weeks my local Morrison's has had it priced at 18p so my kitchen cupboard is currently full of 500g bags of value pasta!
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