The pros: Tasty and very different tasting ravioli. The outside of Trader Joe's Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Ravioli is a spinach pasta, the inside is a denser goat cheese that does taste a bit drier than a ricotta filling with finely chopped sun dried tomato pieces.
The cons: Goat cheese makes for a drier filling which makes it unexpected, especially when you are used to ricotta fillings. These were tolerable, but not my favorites in the refrigerated section.
The verdict: For $2.99 there are 3 healthy servings of ravioli. With so many great selections in the fresh pasta aisle, I would choose some of the other flavors over this one. I was excited to try this. I love goat cheese, I just didn't love it in this. I think a goat cheese filling needs to be mixed with something that has far more moisture so the filling becomes rich and creamy. Sundried tomatoes weren't the right choice in this case. If it had been a vegetable with goat cheese I would have given this two thumbs up. I probably won't be buying this flavor again.
The box of Trader Joe's Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Ravioli in the refrigerated section:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare this:
What's in the box:
What they looked like after being cooked
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Would I buy this again? I'll pass on buying these again. They were decent, but not great. The problem with the refrigerated pasta aisle is that so many great choices I really wanted more moisture in the middle. It was too dry. I don't want to have to drown a pasta in a sauce to compensate. I was really looking for that familiar goat cheese creaminess and it wasn't there for me on this product.
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