Trader Joe’s roasted cauliflower and orzo with four kinds of cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and kale topped with panko breadcrumbs is a delicious and satisfying meal that is perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
The roasted cauliflower is the star of the show in this dish. It is cooked to perfection, with a nice char on the outside and a tender, almost creamy texture on the inside. The cauliflower is bursting with flavor, and the roasting process really brings out its natural sweetness.
The orzo is also perfectly cooked, with a satisfying al dente texture that is firm but not too hard. The combination of the roasted cauliflower and the orzo is truly delightful, and the two ingredients complement each other perfectly.
The four kinds of cheese (Parmesan, Asiago, Fontina, and Provolone not that I could taste them individually) add a rich and creamy depth of flavor to the dish. The cheeses are not specified on the packaging, but I suspect that they are a combination of mozzarella, parmesan, and maybe even a little blue cheese. The cheeses add a nice savory richness to the dish, and they pair beautifully with the roasted cauliflower and orzo.
The sun-dried tomatoes add a nice tangy note to the dish, and they provide a nice contrast to the richness of the four kinds of cheese. The tomatoes are packed with flavor, and they add a nice depth of flavor to the dish.
The kale is a welcome addition to the dish, and it provides some much-needed green to the mix. The kale is cooked perfectly, and it still retains a nice crunch despite being mixed with the other ingredients. The kale adds a nice earthy flavor to the dish, and it helps to balance out the richness of the cheeses.
The panko breadcrumbs add a nice crispy texture to the dish, and they provide a nice contrast to the softness of the roasted cauliflower and orzo. The breadcrumbs add a nice crunch to every bite, and they help to elevate the dish from good to great.
Overall, I was extremely impressed with Trader Joe’s roasted cauliflower and orzo with four cheeses, sun-dried tomatoes, and kale topped with panko breadcrumbs. It’s a tasty and satisfying meal that is perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. I highly recommend giving it a try.
Because of the cheesy goodness in this dish, I am going to give it a solid 7 Bells. It’s not the best looking dish on the table but boy does it taste good!
WATER, CAULIFLOWER, ENRICHED ORZO PASTA (SEMOLINA, DURUM WHEAT FLOUR NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), ONION, PASTEURIZED MILK, CARROT, SHREDDED CHEESE BLEND (PARMESAN CHEESE [PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, MICROBIAL ENZYME], ASIAGO CHEESE [PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, MICROBIAL ENZYME], FONTINA SEMISOFT CHEESE [PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT. MICROBIAL ENZYMES. PROVOLONE CHEESE [PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, MICROBIAL ENZ VIMEI, CELLULOSE POWDER [ANTI-CAKING AGENT), OLIVE OIL, PANKO BREADCRUMBS (WHEAT FLOUR, CANE SUGAR, YEAST, SALT), SUN DRIED TOMATOES (SUN DRIED TOMATOES, SULFUR DIOXIDE (TO MAINTAIN COLORI, KALE, CORNSTARCH, LEMON JUICE. ROASTED GARLIC PUREE, BASIL, SEA SALT, CHEESE FLAVOR (MALTODEXTRIN, WHEY SOLIDS, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT), YEAST EXTRACT, DEHYDRATED ONION, BLACK PEPPER, GROUND NUTMEG, GROUND BAY LEAVES, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, DEHYDRATED PARSLEY.
CONTAINS MILK, AND WHEAT.
DIST. & SOLD EXCLUSIVELY BY:
TRADER JOE’S. MONROVIA, CA 91016
SKU # 71886
CONVENTIONAL OVEN: Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove the outer sleeve. Lift one corner of the film and place the tray on the baking sheet on the center rack of the oven. Do not place the tray directly on the oven rack. Heat for 25 minutes or until heated through. Remove the film carefully before serving.
MICROWAVE (1200 watt): Microwave heat times may vary depending on oven wattage. Remove the outer sleeve. Lift one corner of the film and heat on high for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.
Let stand for 2 minutes. Remove the film carefully before serving.