Michelina’s Spaghetti & Meatballs

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Michelina's Spaghetti & Meatballs

Looks: Once again, the box fails to account for the directions instructing the preparer to stir the meal together. When will these companies learn? Also, the noodles look more like extruded Play-Doh than the spaghetti on the packaging. 3 out of 5

Taste: Absolutely disgusting. The noodles fell apart as if I had cooked them for twice their instructed cooking time, causing the whole meal to feel like pig slop. Half of the meatballs were spongy; the other half were hard. All of them were tasteless, making me wonder just what ratio of breadcrumbs to meat Michelina’s is using in their recipe. The sauce had no redeeming qualities. There are not many meals that I can’t bear to finish, but this was definitely one of them. 0 out of 5


  1. Bill says:

    I’ve been living in Ireland for a couple years and most of the prepared meals here are refrigerated instead of frozen. I must say it makes a world of difference. As for this meal, the pic on the package looks awful. I’m not surprised the meal tastes as good as the pic.

  2. Tasha says:

    No good can come from frozen spaghetti.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, we’ve found that Michelina’s meals are cheap but not very tasty or filling. Kay

  4. AcidicLemons says:

    :[ Sad! I hate to see my favorite pasta dish destroyed by the likes of companies trying to package it frozen. & with the picture of someone’s (Italian?) grandmother on the box! For shame.

  5. Eating The Road says:

    I’d expect more from Michelina.

    I must say that this has got to be the largest disparity between looks and taste rating for me…it’s looks down right delicious, sad to hear it hit the rubbish bin.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Some of these meals I find to not be too bad, but there are others that should be tossed…

  7. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe you can talk bout Michelina’s frozen dinners so frequent to her passing in September. By now though I am long over it and agree that the meal is not as fine quality as the companies other frozen products.

  8. Man, my grandmother was from Sicily and she made the most delicious meatballs I ever tasted, like you wouldnt believe. Sadly, she died last year and she didnt leave a single recipe for us so I’ve been trying to work it out on my own… slowly working my through the meatball recipes here, I still cant figure out what her secret ingredient was though!!!

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