Trader Joe’s Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese Ravioli Review

Trader Joe's Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese Ravioli

The Freezer Meal Frenzy staff is pretty mixed when it comes to cauliflower. Some of us love the versatility of this vegetable, while others can’t get past the smell and taste. While we might not be in agreement when it comes to cauliflower, we all knew we had to try out Trader Joe’s Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese Ravioli. Cauliflower-stuffed pasta was something we couldn’t pass up! (If this looks vaguely familiar, it’s possible that you’ve seen an older version; this meal used to be called the Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese Mezzelune.)

Trader Joe’s refrigerated pasta dishes tend to be fast and simple to prepare, and this is no exception. If you can boil a pot of water, you can cook these ravioli noodles. Once you’ve got your water boiling, all you need to do is throw in the ravioli, cook for three minutes, then drain. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

We opted to top our ravioli with Trader Giotto’s Three Cheese Pomodoro Pasta sauce, which was a very nice match for this dish. That said, if you want to go sauceless here, you could definitely get away with topping your pasta with some butter or oil. The ravioli noodles are a little understuffed, but the filling is very flavorful.

Trader Joe's Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese Ravioli

In the past, we’ve found that Trader Joe’s refrigerated pasta tastes very fresh, and that definitely holds true here. We don’t have the patience to make pasta from scratch, so we’re glad we have an easy way to get the taste of fresh pasta at home!

The ravioli smells strongly of cauliflower as soon as you take it out of the packaging, which left us a little worried about how this would taste. When improperly cooked, the vegetable can have a slightly sour taste. Thankfully, the roasted cauliflower in these noodles is absolutely delicious. It has a slightly smoky flavor to it that makes it seem a bit meaty. Pair that with a blend of mozzarella and ricotta cheese, and you’ve got an unusual but tasty dish on your hands.

Whether you’re a cauliflower lover or someone that’s on the fence about this veggie, Trader Joe’s Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese Ravioli is a pasta dish worth trying. With that said, you should be aware that there’s only enough pasta in this package for two servings. If you try to split this tasty ravioli between three people, someone’s going to be left disappointed.

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Trader Joe's Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese Ravioli