The pros: If you love squash, you'll love Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Triangoli.
The cons: You must appreciate the flavor of butternut squash to appreciate it this. I preferred Lean Cuisine's Butternut Squash ravioli over this. This filling needs a spice or more cheese to make it far more enjoyable.
The verdict: For $2.99, this is going to be a polarizing item. In terms of squash, I'm not the biggest fan. That being said, I absolutely loved Trader Joe’s Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli. This was a really unique flavor that evolved as the ravioli changed temperature. Served hot the center reminded me of baby food in every bad way. I gave it a few more bites as it cooled to room temperature and realized that the triangular shaped ravioli would benefit from some substantial cooling down. Once cool the filling was more cohesive and the flavor improved somewhat. It lacked a spice or at least a caramelization to go beyond pureed squash with some bread crumbs mixed in. I wasn't crazy about this one. If you really like squash, give this a try, otherwise this is a pass.
The ingredients and nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get:
Cut in half:
Would I buy this again? I'd reach for something else. If you liked Lean Cuisine's Butternut Squash ravioli, then stick with that, it had much better flavor. Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Triangoli was squash and bread crumb as a filling. It lacked spice and cheese. There are just too many good options in the fresh pasta section of the refrigerated aisle to have this. Sorry, I'll pass.
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