New Food Stuffs Tried At Whole Foods Market, #87 Butternut Squash Ravioli

With so many different kinds of freshly made raviolis in the market, why spend hours making the dough and the filling from scratch? I’d rather spend my time eating the pasta. And there are so many varieties– everything from pumpkin to three cheese raviolis. One of the things I like about ravioli with butternut squash filling is that it’s simple, sweet, nutritious, and flavorful enough that it doesn’t need sauce. See the verdict for this variety of stuffed pasta from WFM. The rating goes 1 to 10 (10 being the best).

365 Everyday Value Organic Butternut Squash Ravioli
Verdict: 8

Appearance: simple square pockets stuffed with a light yellow butternut squash filling
Texture: soft, creamy filling, actually quite similar to ricotta cheese
Flavor: Delicious, with its hint of sweetness from the butternut squash filling, and flavorful enough that it doesn’t need sauce. Available in other varieties, such as three cheese.
Cost: $3.39 for an 8-ounce package (about 20 raviolis)
Health: Uses all organic ingredients. Better source of fiber and nutrients than most pastas since it uses whole wheat flour and a vegetable filling. Virtually fat-free with only .5 grams of fat for 1/2 of the 8- ounce package.
Recommendation: Top simply with grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil. The sweetness of the squash plays off the savory, nutty cheese nicely. You really don’t want a heavy sauce to interfere with the delicate filling.

Resolution Stats: 19 new food stuffs tried, 86 more to go
Final Verdict: Easy to prepare and makes you feel like you’re cooking. Delicious way to to enjoy the health benefits and sweet taste of butternut squash. Finally, an excellent choice if you don’t like cheese, but you love pasta.

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