Ditalini Pasta + Cheddar Cheese + Cauliflower + Kale

February 17, 2017 in Category: What's New

The third president of the United States is well known for writing The Declaration of Independence, making the Louisiana Purchase, helping to found religious freedom, and more. We believe, however, that there is one important accomplishment for which Thomas Jefferson has not yet been given enough credit, namely—the popularizing of mac and cheese in America.

Trader Joe’s has already been following Jefferson’s lead with seven or so versions of our own macaroni and cheese—and counting! In the continuing spirit of American innovation, here’s our latest: Trader Joe’s Ditalini Pasta + Cheddar Cheese + Cauliflower + Kale.

The mac and cheese Jefferson served at his state dinner in 1802 was certainly missing of any sort of vegetable. Nevertheless, we decided to add some al dente cauliflower and tender kale to this new mac-and-cheese manifestation. The two vegetables partner well with creamy, extra-sharp, Vermont cheddar cheese, and soft, tiny-tube-shaped Ditalini pasta.

Vegetable stock, with a host of organic herbs, enriches the flavor, while butter and Parmesan cheese enrich… well… the richness! It all adds up to a delectable mac-and-cheese dish with 15 grams of protein and 30% of your daily calcium in every eight-ounce serving.

Our Ditalini + Cheddar + Cauliflower + Kale is fresh (not frozen), and you can microwave it right in the package. Better yet, you can bake it (not in the package) in a conventional oven to obtain a lovely golden crust.

Keeping with our own founding principle of value, we’ll make our own, solemn declaration: A single 20-ounce tub of Trader Joe’s Ditalini Pasta + Cheddar Cheese + Cauliflower + Kale shall henceforth sell for $4.99. Find it in our refrigerated case.

NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers... Contact our Crew for current price and availability.


Whole Milk (Milk, Vitamin D3), Cooked Ditalini Pasta (Semolina, Egg Whites), Cauliflower, Vegetable Stock (Water, Onion, Carrot, Cabbage, Celery, Mushroom, Trunip, Organic Caraway SEed, Organic Mustard SEed, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Dill Weed, Organic Thyme, Organic Bay Leaves, Organic Marjoram), Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Microbial Enzyme), Water, Kale, Wheat Flour, Butter (Cream, Salt), Parrmesan Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Microbial Enzyme), Rice Starch, Sea Salt, Organic Black Pepper. CONTAINS MILK, EGG, WHEAT.

Tags: Deli