Trader Joe’s Breaded Fried Ravioli Review

Trader Joe's Breaded Fried Ravioli

Whether frozen or refrigerated, we’ve always enjoyed Trader Joe’s ravioli. From basic noodles to unusual flavor combinations, TJ’s offers all kinds of appealing options. So when we spotted the Trader Joe’s Breaded Fried Ravioli, we couldn’t wait to add it to our freezer.

There are three ways to heat this ravioli: in the oven, in an air fryer, or in a frying pan. We suspect that this ravioli would taste amazing fresh out of the oven, but we went with the faster option and cooked this on the stovetop — it is called fried ravioli, after all. Trader Joe’s suggests that you place the cooked ravioli on a paper towel to get rid of any excess oil, but that actually wasn’t a problem for us.

Sadly, we don’t have an air fryer in the Freezer Meal Frenzy offices (yet!), but the package does list instructions for that as well (as one of the three methods we mentioned in the previous paragraph). According to the bag, that method is the best way to give your ravioli a crispy texture. If you’ve tried these in the air fryer, let us know how it went!

Trader Joe's Breaded Fried Ravioli

This is a basic ravioli with a ricotta and mozzarella filling, but the breading makes it taste like something else entirely. When we took our first bite, we instantly thought of mozzarella sticks. We think these noodles would be amazing dipped in marinara, but they’re flavorful enough to eat plain. While the cheese inside is gooey, the breading is fairly dry, which means you can enjoy this as a finger food if you’d like to skip the utensils entirely.

According to Trader Joe’s, a serving size is four pieces of ravioli. That seems a little small to us, but we did find this to be pretty filling — we think you could feed two people with a bag of this ravioli, especially if you serve the noodles with a sauce or a side salad.. The breading doesn’t add that much bulk to the noodles, but it makes them extremely hearty.

The four-piece serving size contains 240 calories and 630 mg of sodium. While that doesn’t seem like a lot, we’re talking about four pieces of ravioli here. Our half-a-bag serving suggestion would bring those numbers up to 600 calories and 1,575 mg of sodium. This isn’t looking so healthy now, is it?

The Trader Joe’s Breaded Fried Ravioli might not be the healthiest way to enjoy ravioli, but it’s definitely a delicious option. If you enjoy ravioli as much as we do, or if you’re a fan of cheesy fried appetizers, you’ll want to make sure you give this a try. It’s fast and easy to make, especially on the stovetop, and it can be prepared several different ways. Whichever heating appliance you’re a fan of, there’s probably an option for you (unless that appliance happens to be a microwave).

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 Breaded Fried Ravioli
Trader Joe's Breaded Fried Ravioli
Trader Joe's Breaded Fried Ravioli
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1 year ago

I agree it was delicious and try to limit myself to 4 ravioli. I didn’t deep fry, but just sauteed in a bit of olive oil and still got the nice crispy texture I love. Also agree it reminded me of mozzarella sticks!

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