A Quick Dinner: Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce

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A Quick Dinner: Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce

Chef Dolores is still using a walker as she recovers from her hip replacement surgery. So, her time in the kitchen is limited. Her selection for dinner was the Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce and we enjoyed it. You may wish to give it a try if you shop at Trader Joe's. Click on the link to learn more.


Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce

Originally named for their resemblance to tassels of bundled thread (as a diminutive of fiocco, for bow or knot), we rather like to think of Fiocchetti as little bundles of cheesy joy. That's certainly what you'll get with Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with Pink Sauce, an all-in-one frozen pasta entrée that takes pouches of egg pasta, fills them with three kinds of Italian cheese, then smothers them in a luxurious, cream-and-tomato pink sauce. They're brought to us by a trusted Italian supplier who has a particular knack for scrumptious stuffed pasta, and you can see their dedication to the craft in each delicately bundled Fiocchetto. More importantly, you can taste their dedication to tradition with every saucy, savory, exquisitely zesty bite.

Preparation couldn't be simpler: with either a microwave and a microwave safe dish, or a bit of water, olive oil, and a pan on the stovetop, you can go from frozen to fresh, steamy pasta in mere minutes. All that's left to do after that is garnish it with some Parmesan, perhaps a few freshly-torn basil leaves, and pair it with a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio.


You will definitely like the dessert selection, Mint Moose Tracks Ice Cream.


Signature SELECT Ice Cream Moose Tracks Mint - 1.5 Quart - Shaw's

Mint ice cream with mint cups and famous Moose Tracks fudge.


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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (25)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Trader Joe's is full of pleasant surprises for the savvy shopper. Glad you enjoyed it and it was easy on Chef Delores as she recovers. Enjoy your next Trader Joe's discovery.

Mar 08, 2023 04:41 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I never even heard of Fiocchetti! Thanks for the information.

Mar 08, 2023 04:51 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Now I am hungry, and the moose tracks are our favorite. Enjoy 

Mar 08, 2023 05:16 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I'm not really sure what this is Roy, but if it's quick and easy, that's a good choice for Chef Delores while she recuperates!

Mar 08, 2023 05:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, this sounds very good, and hope Dolores is healing well, and hopefully soon not having to rely on a walker.

Mar 08, 2023 06:05 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

As others have shared, I hope your wife Dolores heals quickly. There are no Trader Joes here in NW AZ.  And currently my husband is the Chef for our home.  Lucky me.

Mar 08, 2023 06:56 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Dinner looks delicious, but I would be all in for dessert.  I love Moose Tracks Mint Chip Ice Cream!

Mar 08, 2023 07:10 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Roy Kelley thank you for the delicious Trader Joe's Cheese Filled Fiocchetti with sauce dinner.

Mar 08, 2023 10:08 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm glad to hear Chef Dolores is healing and getting around. Smart dish to have on hand and sounds delightful! Something I'd like to have on hand in the freezer! 

Mar 08, 2023 12:56 PM
Nancy Pav
Century 21 Redwood Realty - Ashburn, VA
Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor

I love quick and easy.  Thanks for sharing!

Mar 08, 2023 02:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy- I'm so happy to hear that Chef Dolores is getting around on her walker. The Fiocchetti sounds perfect paired with a salad for dinner!!! 

Mar 08, 2023 06:53 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Looks like a great dinner choice. I wish they would bring a Trader Joe's to Frederick! Glad to hear Dolores's recovery is moving along. Joy & Larry found a home, and thank you so much for the referral!

Mar 09, 2023 04:22 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy Kelley,  we are having work done on out kitchen and I need some quick dinners till I get it back,  hope today is the last day!


Mar 09, 2023 08:51 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I've not seen that product at our local Trader Joe's.  It looks good.  I'm going to look for it.

Mar 09, 2023 05:25 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Oh, how I miss living close to a Trader Joes. Love that store.

Mar 09, 2023 07:50 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Roy,  First, I am so happy to hear that Dolores is back home and healing the hip.  And next, thank you for the tip on the Fiocchetti quick dinner.  Never heard of it before.  And Roy, the flower is so very beautiful and unique. 

Mar 10, 2023 12:11 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We enjoy shopping at TJ sample unususal processed foods.  Something unique.

Mar 16, 2023 09:17 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I recall mom planted a dahlia flower.  One day I heard she crying like a baby.  A catapillar eat the flower petals. Sweet memories.  

Mar 17, 2023 08:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Mar 17, 2023 09:04 AM