The pros: Trader Joe's Four Cheese Jumbo Ravioli look and taste like homemade ravioli. Filling was generously filled with cheese filling. Pasta tasted very fresh. Was ready in just about 5 minutes. A generous amount of pasta came out of the box.
The cons: If you are eating this with just butter on it, the filling seemed just a bit dry.
The verdict: For $2.99, this a tasty choice in the fresh pasta aisle. While the filling seemed just a bit drier than I would have liked, once you add a sauce like tomato the dryness went away.
Now, that being said my standard for cheese ravioli is probably a bit too high. In fact, I grew up eating Durso's ravioli. They're a local name, but don't kid yourself. They were on Food Network's Throwdown with Bobby Flay.
If you are looking for no frills, basic standard tasting cheese ravioli, this is the one to reach for. There were no exotic flavors or ingredients to speak of. The filling had just a bit of parsley, the rest was a ricotta blend. I'd buy this again if I wanted a basic flavor.
Here is the visual rundown of this product:
The package of Trader Joe's Four Cheese Jumbo Ravioli in the refrigerated aisle:
The how to prepare and nutritional information:
After being cooked you get:
Cut in half:
Would I buy this again? Yes, but next time I would consider frying them to see how they hold up as they are very similar to most other brands. Trader Joe's Four Cheese Jumbo Ravioli wasn't the most amazing ravioli that I had in my life, but it was a good choice for $2.99. Within that box you'll get 2-3 servings so it's a good value for the money.
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