I originally discovered Knorr products while my family was living in Germany. I still remember the first one I purchased, which was their Oxtail Soup. I was delighted with how tasty the dish turned out to be.
I have now been using Knorr products for more than 30 years and I am rarely disappointed in them. The product I am about to review – – Parma Rosa Sauce Mix ‘” is no exception.
My family loves pasta. I love it too. However, I don’t always have the time I want or need to make a pasta dish from scratch. Sometimes I need to take a few short cuts. That is how I stumbled upon Knorr’s Parma Rosa Sauce Mix.
Ingredients in the mix include cheese cultures, corn starch, corn syrup solids, dehydrated parmesan cheese, dehydrated tomatoes, garlic powder, hydrolyzed corn protein, milk, miscellaneous spices, modified food starch, nonfat dry milk, parsley, salt, sugar, wheat flour and whey. They also include disodium phosphate, mono and di-glycerides, maltodextrin and partially hydrogenated soybean oil.
Knorr’s Parma Rosa Sauce Mix is made for use over pasta. To fix it, mix with 1.5; cups of milk and wisk until the mixture is lump free. Add 1 Tbsp. butter and heat in a medium sauce pan on medium high.
Once the sauce comes to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove it from the heat and pour on top of the pasta of your choice or serve it on the side.
Knorr’s Parma Rosa Sauce Mix can also be turned into a fondue. You will need a few additional ingredients. These include 1 cup of milk or half-and-half, 2 Tbsp. of vodka and add .25 cup each of mozzarella, parmesan and romano cheese.
Blend together the sauce mix and the milk or half-and-half. Wisk until the mixture is totally lump free. Add in the vodka and stir again.
In a medium saucepan, bring the liquid mixture to boil. Then reduce the heat to low. Mix in the cheeses while continuing to stir the sauce to keep it from sticking or scorching. Simmer on low until everything is blended together and gives a smooth, light tomato appearance.
Pour the mixture into a fondue pot or chafing dish. Keep warm on medium low heat. Serve with cooked pasta, bite sized pieces of bread, vegetables or anything else desired.
There are 2.5 servings in each 1.3-oz pack of Knorr’s Parma Rosa Sauce Mix. Each serving equals 50 calories. Of that amount, 10 calories are fat-related.
There is just 1 gram of fat in Knorr’s Parma Rosa Sauce Mix. However, there are also 9 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of sugar and 550 milligrams of sodium.
On a positive note, Knorr’s Parma Rosa Sauce Mix also provides 2 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber. Additionally, it offers 4% of the daily-recommended amount of vitamins A and C as well as calcium. It also provides 2% of the required iron.
Knorr’s Parma Rosa Sauce Mix is distributed by UNILEVER of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. For more information on this product, contact the letsmakeknorr website.
Here is my summary review:
Taste: 5 stars. When it comes to sauces, dips and soups, Knorr is a can’t miss bet. Knorr’s Parma Rosa Sauce Mix is no exception to the rule.
Appearance: 5 stars: This sauce has a light tomato colored hue that makes it look every bit as good as it tastes.
Nutrition: 5 stars. As sauces go, Knorr’s Parma Rosa Sauce Mix is pretty good. The fat, carb, and sugar intake is relatively low.
Variety: 5 stars. Knorr has a wide variety of sauce mixes. These include, but are not necessarily limited to, alfredo, bernaise, demi-glace, garlic and herb, hollandaise and pesto. There is bound to be one to suit everyone’s taste.
Ease: 5 stars. Knorr’s Parma Rosa Sauce Mix is easy to make as long as you follow the instructions to the letter. However, be careful not to let the sauce stick to the bottom of the pan or it will taste scorched.
Packaging: 5 stars. The mix comes in Knorr’s traditional green bag with the white and red Knorr banner at the top. A picture of finished pasta is also shown in order to whet the appetite and peak the interest.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. Knorr’s sauces come in small, flat bags measuring approximately 6″ by 3″ or in reusable tins. Both are easily stored in a kitchen cabinet, cupboard, pantry or drawer.
Availability: 5 stars. Knorr products are fairly main stream these days. They can be found in most large grocery stores as well as many large discount department stores that have a grocery department. However, Knorr is still considered somewhat gourmet in nature and can also be found in specialty food shops.
Price: 4 stars. Knorr is a smidge more expensive than its McCormick counterpart. However, it is also tastier so no one is likely to argue with spending a few pennies more.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. I will definitely buy this product again.
Final rating: 4.9 stars. This is an excellent sauce that will make your family think you have been cooking all day long. Who wouldn’t like that?
5 stars = outstanding
4 stars = good
3 stars = average
2 stars = below average
1 star = poor