Trader Joe’s Sweet Corn, Burrata & Basil Ravioli Review

Trader Joe's Sweet Corn, Burrata & Basil Ravioli

The Freezer Meal Frenzy staff is generally pretty happy to have corn on our plates. After all, who doesn’t love corn on the cob? However, we’re a little less sure about corn as a filling. Does sweet corn really belong in ravioli? We decided to try Trader Joe’s Sweet Corn, Burrata & Basil Ravioli so we could get to the bottom of this mystery.

This ravioli, which you can find in the refrigerated section at your local TJ’s, is pretty simple to prepare. Boil a pot of water, toss in the ravioli for five minutes, strain, and you’re ready to serve. We tossed the ravioli with butter, but it’d be great with olive oil too. We advise against pairing this ravioli with tomato sauce; the sauce would clash with the slightly sweet flavor of the ravioli.

Trader Joe's Sweet Corn, Burrata & Basil Ravioli

The sweet corn inside these shells doesn’t necessarily taste like it’s fresh off the cob, but it’s definitely a step up from canned corn. The corn is paired with burrata, a nice creamy cheese that’s similar to mozzarella. The filling allegedly includes basil as well, but we couldn’t taste it at all. It’s a shame; the sweet filling would have really benefited from the peppery flavor of basil. We compensated for this by sprinkling on a bit of black pepper.

The combination of a creamy cheese and a sweeter corn seems like it could be decadent, but we thought this ravioli had a mild, inoffensive flavor. It isn’t bland, and it’s certainly flavorful enough to eat without any sort of sauce, but it isn’t overly rich. We do think that some of the noodles were understuffed. A little more cheese or even more corn would have taken this dish up a notch.

Trader Joe’s Sweet Corn, Burrata & Basil Ravioli didn’t blow us away, but it’s an appealing dish we’d be happy to eat again. We still think the cob is the best place for corn, but it can absolutely work in a pasta dish like this one. Just make sure you add basil or another type of seasoning if you’re craving a little bit of extra flavor.

To learn more about the nutritional content or ingredients in this Trader Joe’s ravioli, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Sweet Corn, Burrata & Basil Ravioli
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