I'm at Trader Joe's about twice a week. But I've noticed a bit of a shift in the pasta section recently. Yes, there are some new pastas like this and the Brussels Sprout ravioli, but also it seems that some packaging is also being updated as well. Which means, I may have to revisit some older reviews to get them updated. But in the meanwhile, Trader Joe's Sweet Italian Sausage and Four Cheese Ravioli is another new one.
Unlike the brussels sprout ravioli, my receipt did not mention "HOL" or holiday or seasonal items for this one. This makes me believe that this one will be sticking around shelves.
As well it should.
This is a meat lovers ravioli much like the Beef Bolognese Ravioli. Now, noticeably missing though is the Chicken Pot Pie Ravioli which hasn't returned (or might not return). I like those because it was just like the filling of a chicken pot pie (minus the crust).
But nonetheless, what you have hear is Trader Joe's fresh pasta which cooks very well according to the directions.
However, despite the name there are a few things you might want to know about the taste of these.
While this says sweet sausage, mine had a distinct heat to them which I wasn't fully expecting. Also, don't let the name 4 cheese ravioli fool you either.
When I bit into mine, they were like biting into a meat lover's pasta creation. It was very meaty and the sausage had a nice flavor to it. I know the package does say spinach on it, but there wasn't much to speak of in this.
The cheese plays a supporting role, but not the lead, unlike Trader Joe's Four Cheese Jumbo Ravioli.
If you like your ravioli to eat like a meal, then this is a good one to reach for. It's $3.49 and is realistically about 2 servings, but polishing off the whole box by yourself wouldn't be impossible either. I enjoyed it.
I'd absolutely buy this again.
The box of Trader Joe's Sweet Italian Sausage and Four Cheese Ravioli:
After being cooked you get:
A closer look:
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Trader Joe's Sweet Italian Sausage and Four Cheese Ravioli
Product Name: Trader Joe's Sweet Italian Sausage and Four Cheese Ravioli
Product Description: Sweet Italian Sausage, Ricotta Cheese, Spinach, Mozzarella, Provolone and Romano Cheese filled ravioli.
A new ravioli that is a meat lover's dream, more meat than cheese, but don't let that word "sweet" fool you, there is some heat to these.
- Another well done fresh pasta option from Trader Joe's
- Does not appear to be seasonal
- Very meaty not so much cheesy.
- There is a mild heat which some might not be expecting