Product Type: Tesco Pasta / Noodles
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Tesco Value Lasagne Sheets
Member Name: liolia79
Tesco Value Lasagne Sheets
Date: 24/11/10, updated on 27/09/11 (340 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, tasty, easy to cook
I love lasagne but always have been scared to make it myself though I like cooking. But a few months ago at Tesco I noticed Tesco Value Lasagne Sheets. And decided to try to make lasagne!
Tesco Value Lasagne Sheets come in a packaging similar to all Tesco Value range: white front with Tesco Value logo, product name in white letters, am image of a piece of lasagne and a foil window which allows You to see the sheets. All nutritional and additional information is stated on the back of the rectangular cardboard box which can be widely recyclable. The packaging didn't look very appealing (just as all Tesco Value products) but the most important thing is what's inside of the box!!!
Wonderful news for those who don't know how to cook lasagne - there is a recipe suggestion on the packaging. It is clearly explained what ingredients to use, how to make sauces, the Lasagne and how long to cook.
APPEARANCE AND TASTE
As You may see Lasagne Sheets through the foil window, You exactly know what You are buying! The colour of Sheets is yellow/brownish just as of most pastas'. The size - 16 cm x 8 cm. The Sheets are very hard, quite thick and only once I found one broken sheet. All other times they were in perfect condition. As it was mentioned on packaging that this product was made in Italy, it was obvious Sheets were of the highest quality!
In each box I found 13 Lasagne sheets (250 g). First I was irritated a bit as I have been using 12 Sheets per Lasagne (4 layers of 3 sheets) so I always had one spare sheet that I didn't have where to storage. But now each third time I put 5 layers - make a super big Lasagne! Or if You were unlucky to find a Sheet badly broken - You didn't have to worry as there's always one extra Sheet in a box.
My oven proof dish is a bit bigger than 3 pasta Sheets that I use for a layer. I was thinking to break one sheet into small pieces and to cover the dish evenly. But Sheets are so hard! It was almost mission impossible... So I gave up same minute and simply put sheets leaving even spaces among sheets and dish sides. It appeared that pasta absorbed liquid and sheets got slightly bigger while cooking. So there are no reasons to worry if Sheets don't cover Your dish perfectly!
The most off putting thing about lasagne to me seemed pre-cooking of Sheets. But these Tesco Value Lasagne Sheets can be used straight from the box. I of course didn't bother to boil them. Why to waste time and energy??? But if You want to pre-cook sheets, add sheets to the boiling, salted water, when water starts to boil again, cook for 10 mins, then drain and immediately make Lasagne.
First time I was actually worried about those uncooked pasta Sheets. But I simply made a bit watery meat sauce that pasta could absorb liquid and would be soft after cooking. Cooked in preheated oven with a fan to 175° for about 30-35 mins. And it really worked! I made Lasagne more than 10 times already with Tesco Value Lasagne Sheets now. And every time it was a pleasure to eat my lasagne as it tasted great, sheets were soft and thick. Well once we were in a hurry so I cooked Lasagne in a hotter oven that usually and for an eventually shorter time (. Then sheets were a bit hard but half of Lasagne was left for tomorrow and then it tasted better as pasta has softened.
INGREDIENTS AND ALERGY INFORMATION
Tesco Value Lasagne Sheets are made from Wheat Semolina so contain Wheat and Gluten - avoid if You are allergic!
100 g of pasta as sold contains: Energy - 1505kJ/ 355kcal, Protein - 12.5g, Carbohydrate - 73.0g of which sugars - 2.4g, Fat - 1.4g, of which saturates - 0.3g, Fibre - 2.6g, Sodium - trace, Salt Equivalent - trace.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Tesco Value Lasagne Sheets are Tesco's own brand product. So You may buy these only from Tesco stores or from Tesco website. Price - £0.29 per box of 250g. Real bargain comparing with other Lasagne sheets available to buy as for example Tesco Lasagne 500g costs - £0.91, Napolina Lasagne Egg Pasta 375g - £0.92, De Cecco Egg Lasagne 500g - £1.64.
I think Tesco Value Lasagne Sheets are a fantastic product. They are easy and quick to prepare, taste good and so cheap! I am really happy with the product so will continue buying it in the future and recommend You to try! I don't see any reasons why You should pay more?!
5 stars out of 5 to Tesco Value Lasagne Sheets!
Thanks for taking time to read my review! Hope You'll find it useful!
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Summary: Worth to try if You like Lasagne!
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