The pros: Fresh and tasty pasta ready in about 5 minutes from when you boil water. Sautéed mushroom and garlic taste with a light cheese filling. Trader Joe's Portobello Mushroom Ravioli reminded me of the mushrooms that come with a chicken marsala.
The cons: If you don't mushrooms much, then avoid these because the filling is mostly mushrooms and a bit of cheese.
The verdict: For $3.49 this is an excellent choice in the refrigerated aisle. It can also be frozen if you aren't ready to use this right away. Pasta was tender in 5 minutes, but the star here is the filling. It manages to balance cheesy without feeling like a cheese filling, its more like shreds of cheese mixed in with the nicely sautéed mushroom filling. The salt level was pleasant and this was enjoyable with butter although parmesan cheese would also compliment this dish as well. The mushrooms were nice and meaty and this ate like a filling meal.
The package of Trader Joe's Chunky Portobello Mushroom Ravioli in the refrigerated case:
What they looked like before cooking:
Split in half to see the wonderful filling:
Would I buy this again? This is a yes from me. If you are a fan of mushrooms then you'll like this as well. Trader Joe's Chunky Portobello Mushroom Ravioli remind me a bit more of the French style of ravioli where very little cheese is utilized, except these tasted much better than the ones I've had in a French Restaurant.
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