A few nights ago, I decided to make some bratwurst for dinner. As I was shopping for the brats and buns, I was also trying to think of something to go with them. I originally intended on buying something at the store but, as I was heading to that section, I remembered we had a package of Chef Swagger’s Chicken Flavored Sauce with Fettuccine Pasta in our pantry and decided to make that instead.
I purchased this product some time ago when we were at Dollar Tree. Even though the $1 price on it wasn’t really anything special (I can usually find side dishes like that for around the same amount), I was interested in trying it because I recently had a chance to try some soup from this particular brand and thought it was pretty decent; enough to make me want to try some of the brand’s other products.
The pasta was pretty easy to make. All I had to do was pour the contents of the packet into a microwaveable dish, add some water and butter and cook it for about 10 minutes. It was done right about the same time the brats were getting done. And, unlike some similar pasta side dishes, the pasta turned out the way it was supposed to, with a thick sauce rather than being watery.
I also should mention the packet made quite a bit of pasta; enough for us to have seconds that night and plenty of leftovers for more than one additional meal (I think we still have some left even now).
Unfortunately, when it came to taste, this product honestly left quite a bit to be desired. It was supposed to be chicken flavored pasta but I honestly did not taste the chicken. In fact, I didn’t taste much of anything at all. A lot of products like this, at minimum, will have a bit of a salty taste. This didn’t even have that much. It was very bland and not very enjoyable as a result. In fact, when I was eating this, I started dipping the pasta in my baked beans just to give it some taste.
Because of the quantity you get for the $1, I do think this is a product that is worth considering if you need to make a lot of food. However, if you do buy it, I recommend being prepared to add some sort of your own seasonings to it.