I was contacted a few months ago by Kelsey from Nasoya Pasta Zero. She asked if I would be interested in giving this pasta a try and offered to send me some money saving coupons. I took her up on it. After all, this is a gluten free, 0 fat and only 20 calories per serving pasta!
I purchased the pasta zero at Trader Joes' for $1.59 (pretty sure) then used my .55 cent coupon. I purchased two bags. A bag of spaghetti and a bag fettuccine. They are found in the chilled section of the grocery store. The bag only contains 2 servings. This concerned me since I was going to be preparing it for both myself and my husband.
The directions were super easy to follow.
Drain and rinse pasta first. I have to be honest, it did have a fishy kind of smell when I opened the bag and poured it in the strainer.
Cook pasta over a medium heat in non stick pan for about 2 minutes for the pasta to "dry." This is where things got weird for me. I continued to cook for over two minutes waiting for the pasta to "dry" but it never seemed like it did. Not sure what I was expecting "dry" to be.
Once I felt the pasta was "dry" I set it in a bowl to the side. Using the same pan I mixed the lite cream cheese, butter and non fat milk. This smelt yummy of course. Since the pasta was only 20 calories per serving, I did not think the other added ingredients were too terrible.
I then combined everything together.
I then measured out 2/3 cup (serving size). I purposely measured it out to see if it was going to be satisfying. Anytime you see pictures of my food it is always on a salad size plate.
I then seasoned with a little salt and pepper to taste. I was excited to give this a try!!
I wish I could say I loved it. Sadly, that is not the case! I just could not get past the texture of the pasta. I kept wondering if I had just not "dried" it out enough or what, but I could only handle a bite. The flavor of the sauce was awesome. Just could not get past the texture. My husband took a bite as well and thought he was chewing on a rubber band. So disappointed!!!
If anyone else has tried this type of pasta (I saw several different brands at the store) let me know if I did not cook the noodles long enough!! I still have the bag of spaghetti that I plan to try out this week. I am not giving up. Who does not love pasta:)
I also have an additional coupon if anyone is interested. I would be happy to mail it to you just let me know:)