Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Ravioli Review

Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Ravioli

Even though most of the items we review here at Freezer Meal Frenzy are located in the freezer aisle, we’re not opposed to trying refrigerated goodies from time to time, especially when they come from Trader Joe’s. TJ’s has a massive selection of refrigerated pasta, and some of it looks too good to resist. So sometimes we make exceptions to our “frozen food” rule.

Today we’re making one such exception. We’ve always had a soft spot for squash, which is why we were immediately drawn towards Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Ravioli.

Because this ravioli is kept in the fridge, it doesn’t have to be thawed out before it’s cooked. This makes the cooking process fast and easy. All you have to do is let a pot of water boil, then add the pasta and let it cook for three minutes. After we took the pasta off the stove and drained it, we added a little bit of butter. It really doesn’t need much more than that!

Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Ravioli

When we bit into our first ravioli noodle, we were struck by two things. First of all, the pasta tastes incredibly fresh; it’s definitely a cut above your average grocery store pasta. Secondly, the filling is surprisingly sweet. It tastes like a blend of butternut squash and brown sugar, but according to the packaging, it’s actually butternut squash, regular sugar, whey powder, and sea salt.

Sweet ravioli might sound a bit off-putting, but we promise you it’s delicious. You definitely won’t want to douse this in spicy seasonings or a tomato sauce, but without any sauce at all, you will want to eat as much as this stuffed pasta as possible. According to Trader Joe’s, there are three servings per container, but we’d say it’s closer to two, and a hungry eater could easily polish off the entire package on their own.

If you love butternut squash, and you’re not completely turned off by the idea of a sweet ravioli, Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Ravioli is absolutely worth trying. It’s not so sugary that you’ll want to serve it for dessert, but it’s definitely different from your standard savory entree. Best of all, it’s simple to prepare, making it a fuss-free dinner!

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this Trader Joe’s ravioli, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Ravioli
Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Ravioli
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