Recently I went to Costco and discovered Monterey Pasta Company’s – Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella Ravioli. Due to the saturated fat per serving, I admit I was a bit reluctant to purchase the ravioli, however once I saw the, Made with Organic and Whole Wheat Flour labels, I quickly changed my mind. Although ravioli is usually high in fat, I figured if I was going to purchase some, I might as well try a brand that is Made with Organic Ingredients, right?
On the back label it is suggested pairing this dish up with a Cabernet or Merlot, unfortunately I didn’t read this in time and went for the Chianti instead. To prepare the ravioli, I followed the instructions and boiled some water, salted it, and cooked the ravioli for about 6 minutes. I then topped off the ravioli with some Marinara sauce that I tweaked by adding some Crushed Red Pepper and Italian Seasoning. Very simple!
At Costco ~ $9 for the package
Ravioli filling on the package is misleading, the ravioli doesn’t have as much filling as seen on the package.
Does this product contain GMOs??? Need to find out.
VERDICT – 3.5 / 5
Monterey Pasta Company’s Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella Ravioli tasted good which comes as no surprise since there is a good amount of fat and saturated fat in this dish. The texture was what I had expected, soft and cheesy ravioli with a hint of basil. More than 70% of this product’s ingredients are organic which could mean this product may not contain GMOs – I will have to find out from the company directly. I also like that this product is made with whole wheat flour and is high in protein.
Regarding the packaging, I was a bit disappointed by the amount of filling in each piece of ravioli, the packaging clearly displays a round piece of ravioli which is perfectly stuffed. One serving is about 8 pieces of Ravioli. After finishing my meal of 1 serving, I didn’t feel stuffed, but I felt full. My husband on the other hand was still hungry, he needs more food than I do, understandable.
Compare the ravioli image on the package (left) vs. the ravioli I cooked at home (right).
WOULD I PURCHASE AGAIN – No
The Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella Ravioli can be improved if it were stuffed similar to what the package label displays, however that isn’t the deal breaker. The issue is saturated fat, the amount is way high for each serving and I would see most people going for another 1/2 serving. Regardless, this dish contains a lot of pros and definitely tastes good, however I’m not sure if I’m willing to sacrifice my saturated fat grams on a dish that is not amazing. Sorry!
Tell Me: Have you tried Monterey Pasta Company’s – Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella Ravioli, if so, what are your thoughts on it?