Filled fresh pasta is a bit of a family staple in this house and it makes a quick and easy meal, when we are short on time. I love the fact that they are cooked almost instantly and usually they don’t need a lot of sauce because of the filling.
Dell’ Ugo send me some samples to try and we tried them out for a family meal. I think though that they are a bit of a grown up sort of taste experience and would be better served to adults. There are some strong tastes and flavours in the range and they might not suit children.
My pick of the bunch was the Asparagus and Mozzarella with Lemon Butter. These ingredients are basically some of my favourite foods and it’s a great combination of flavours. The pack came with the filled fresh pasta and a little pack of flavoured butter. After you have drained the pasta, you melt the butter in the pan and return the pasta to the pan to coat the parcels with the sauce. Then serve with parmesan and/or black pepper to your personal taste. I really enjoyed this bowl, although there was slightly too much butter for me and I didn’t feel I needed any parmesan.
Next up was the Goat’s Cheese and Beetroot with Mint Butter variety. This was less successful for me. There was too much butter by quite a long way so it was very greasy and with parmesan as well it was over done. I wish I’d left the parmesan off as you don’t really need it with the goat’s cheese.
There are 5 fresh pasta meals in the Dell’Ugo range, so there will be one to suit most people. I liked the fact that you don’t need to buy a separate sauce. It all comes included.