Just Like Mom’s … A Taste of Italy

by Heather Pfingsten


My mother is not Italian. She’s mostly German. In case you didn’t know, Germans are not known for their lasagna. They’re known for their sausage. The problem is that I love lasagna. I always have. I’m not exactly sure why. When I was growing up the lasagna I ate was either some sort of lasagna “like” creation from my mother or father, or a store bought variety from a certain well-known brand. All I can surmise is that at some point before I can consciously remember, I must have had some absolutely amazing lasagna that formed some sort of subconscious memory that lingers with me today. Maybe grandma’s … whatever the reason, I love lasagna. These days I’m faced with the same dilemma. Well, not really, because the hubby doesn’t make lasagna (even though I have to hear about the “amazing” lasagna his mother used to make), so my options are pretty much store bought or…store bought.

Garfield would not approve, but what exactly is a lasagna lovin’ gal supposed to do? I just can’t get homemade lasagna. Well, if you’re me, you get the next best thing when you discover Michael Angelo’s. No, not Michelangelo the Renaissance artist/ninja turtle. Michael Angelo’s Italian foods.


Yes, it’s store bought. But unlike other big names they don’t make lasagna by the hectare. They make lasagna like your mom used to make. And yes, I mean your mom, not my mom. I already told you my mom’s lasagna was terrible. To start off with they use all natural ingredients. There’s no monosodium glutamate or red dye number 74 or Polysorbate 80. Every ingredient on the list is something you can recognize and pronounce. Cheese, tomatoes, sausage, lasagna noodles (they even have the ingredients of the lasagna noodles), actual spices like basil. It’s amazing. Who knew that food you could actually pronounce would be this good (that’s actually a rhetorical question; I think just about everyone could see where I was going with that question). Second, they cook in small batches. That means no football field size portion of lasagna sliced up. That means small batches, made to order. You know what else that means? Fresher food. Since their food is made in small batches, it can be delivered straight to your grocery store when they need it. So instead of sitting in a warehouse freezer for weeks or months, Michael Angelo’s is made, frozen and shipped within days. And now you can get it at Kroger for their ‘Taste of Italy’ promotion.

As Michael likes to say, “If you can’t find it in Mom’s kitchen, you won’t find it in our food.” Fortunately Michael’s mom’s kitchen has a lot of better stuff than my mom’s kitchen.


Be sure to take advantage of the ‘Taste of Italy’ promotion that Kroger is currently running through October 13, 2015. Click HERE to save with digital or in-store coupons on Michael Angelo’s meals plus access to delicious recipes and more on Italian cuisine and culture!

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written in conjunction with Michael Angelo’s. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.


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Linda Manns Linneman October 21, 2015 - 9:22 pm

I have bought this product on several occasions for my family. We just love it. Thank you for sharing

Cathy French October 19, 2015 - 1:39 pm

It sure doesn’t look like traditional frozen fair…this looks fresh and delish

David Fultner October 9, 2015 - 3:34 pm

I love Michael Angelo’s Italian . Well I can not make fresh.

Shannon October 9, 2015 - 8:40 am

” No, not Michelangelo the Renaissance artist/ninja turtle. Michael Angelo’s Italian foods…” LMAO….This looks really good and not frozen. Thank you for the review and I will have to check this out.

Kelley @ Miss Information October 8, 2015 - 6:37 pm

Wow that Lasagna looks yummy can’t wait to try it!


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