Finally. Something that can be considered real food. An actual meal. The past month, all the new items that have landed in-store have been more or less junk food. I've had enough of cookies and sweets for a bit. Well, if it weren't for one last lap around the store, I would have missed these. These are the newest addition to the fresh pasta aisle since the addition of the Italian Sausage and Four Cheese Ravioli.
Taste and review
Now, I've tried and reviewed just about all of the fresh pasta in the refrigerated case. There are very few I don't like. Some could be better. Some really stand out.
This one here stands out.
Yes, you have your standard fresh pasta. This is no different. It has two different stripes on it. One is a bright yellow on top, but on the bottom is a green stripe. Odds are it's a subtle nod to the filling: the poblano pepper.
Now, this ends up tasting like a bit of a mash-up of flavors.
While part of this is distinctly Italian, the poblano peppers add an enchilada flare to this item.
After cooking this the quick 5 minutes and allowing it to cool (which brings the filling to a more enjoyable state), it reminded me of a different product: Trader Joe's Chicken Enchiladas Verdes.
There was something smokey, peppery, with a super mild heat to this. The chicken is chopped very small, so don't expect huge chunks of chicken when you bite into this. Nope, it blends right into the filling. I didn't mind it, but I know some would enjoy those big chunks of chicken.
But with the added meat, I wasn't left feeling hungry afterwards. Unless you are sharing, you might not even want meatballs to go with this one.
Now, I know the next question: What sauce should I pair with this? While I enjoyed mine with olive oil, I think you'll have to taste and see. I think this has the potential to be a split decision between traditional pasta sauces or even a bit of enchilada sauce with this one.
For $3.69 these are reasonably priced. And while it said 2 servings, I might have enjoyed this as just a single serving.
Would I buy this again? Yes. I would absolutely buy Trader Joe's Creamy Chicken and Poblano Ravioli again.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Creamy Chicken and Poblano Ravioli:
How to prepare:
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Creamy Chicken and Poblano Ravioli
Product Name: Trader Joe's Creamy Chicken and Poblano Ravioli
Product Description: Trader Joe's Creamy Chicken and Poblano Ravioli are chicken, poblano peppers, with ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese
Trader Joe's Creamy Chicken and Poblano Ravioli is chicken, poblano peppers, ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese
- A completely different tasting ravioli
- A bit like a chicken enchilada in pasta
- Not as meaty as the sausage ravioli