Trader Joe’s new Limone Alfredo Sauce is a creamy sauce with a light lemon flavor. Read on to see if you should grab a jar!
I was so excited when I first saw this in my Trader Joe’s. Lemon sounded like a great addition to an otherwise traditional alfredo sauce. So I grabbed myself a jar and sped home to give this a try.
My first thought on opening it was that this stuff is super thick. It does not pour out of the jar like other alfredo sauces I’ve used. In fact, it was so thick it only came out with the help of a spoon. It also did not easily mix into the pasta due to its thickness and I needed to add some of the pasta water to thin it out enough to coat all of the noodles.
It mostly tastes like alfredo sauce. The lemon flavor is very light and was almost unnoticeable once mixed with the pasta. I would recommend not adding anything to your pasta or you won’t pick up the lemon in this sauce at all.
Nutrition Information for Limone Alfredo Sauce
The nutrition facts and ingredients are pretty typical of an alfredo sauce. Plenty of cream and cheese! Obviously, this means the Limone Alfredo Sauce contains dairy so avoid it if that’s an issue for you.
Like all alfredo sauces, this one has a good amount of fat from the cream, cheeses, and butter, so you’ll also want to avoid this product if fat is a concern for you.
Like all Trader Joe’s products, this sauce does not contain artificial flavors, preservatives, or colorings.
Verdict: Don’t Recommend!
I wasn’t super impressed with this sauce. The lemon did not stand out as much as I wanted it to. Maybe that was because I needed to add water, but it was so thick I couldn’t get it mixed into the pasta without it.
At $3.49, this sauce costs a little more than the regular alfredo at Trader Joe’s and I think the regular alfredo tastes better and has a better texture. If you want something more interesting than that, I would go with the Black Truffle Alfredo Sauce over the Limone.
Have you tried Trader Joe’s Limone Alfredo Sauce? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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15 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Review: Limone Alfredo Sauce”
I’m sorry but I thought the consistency was wallpaper paste and the flavor blah.. I added everything I could think of to give it some “spark” but was disappointed. Would not recommend it.
It was so disappointing!
I think it was very good have been looking for it I was telling family how good it is I didn’t need to add anything I would buy more when I find it
I usually really like Trader Joe’s products, but this limone alfredo sauce was horrible. It is very thick and doesn’t even get hot in the microwave. I didn’t try adding water or anything to it, but my husband and I just didn’t like it and I threw the rest of the jar out. On top of that, my fettucine wasn’t quite done. In all, a horrible dinner.
I found it highly disappointing. I did taste a lot of lemon and not in a good way. It made me feel like I was eating dish detergent. Awful product.
The Trader Joe’s Limone sauce is far too thick, and lacks the 🍋 lemon flavor it’s advertising.
Difficulty covering the pasta adequately adequately do to the excessive thickness, even pasta water & lemon juice didn’t fix the problem.
Would not recommend this product.
Thanks for the review! Praying for you!
My family loved this sauce. We added it to cooked shrimp and canned artichokes and a few capers. Mixed it with the TJ’s Organic Cascatelli Italian pasta which made the dish look very fancy. I went back to get more jars and unfortunately was told “it’s a seasonal product”. So hope it comes back.
I just bought a jar in March at a TJs in DC!
Loved it. Added garlic and lots of lemon zest and milk.
I loved it! I fixed a large boneless chicken breast in a copper clad fry pan. Chicken had a nice sear on both sides and then covered to create a moist piece of chicken. Fixed Linguine pasta to go with the sauce. Yes, I thinned the sauce ever so slightly with nonfat milk. Placed the pasta on the heated plate and added some Alfredo sauce. Placed sliced chicken on top of the sauce with an added dollop of sauce. Sprinkled with lemon zest, finely chopped parsley and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Sooooooo good!!
That sounds lovely!
Meh. I agree, it was entirely too thick. I thought maybe it had expired or perhaps I had opened it and forgotten to refrigerate it. So, before using, I checked your review and saw that it’s just thick like that :(. I added heavy cream and spices along with spinach, cherry tomatoes, and shrimp. Again, meh. Probably won’t buy it again. If lemon is what you’re after, Trader Joe’s Lemon Ricotta ravioli is where it’s at — now, that — I would recommend!
I love it. I add it with shrimp, lemon juice and grated parmesan. It is thick but thins some when heated and when you add the pasta to it and some pasta water or half and half.