Buitoni Four Cheese & Spinach Ravioli with Tomato Basil Sauce

This is probably the most expensive pasta I’ve purchased in a grocery store. I picked it up at Publix when they had a buy-one-get-one-free sale. I also had a $2.50 coupon, so I got the price down significantly from the $8 plus retail price. Obviously I was expecting great things.

The pasta didn’t disappoint. The dish looked like the picture on the box, and the ravioli had the taste and texture of fresh pasta that you’d get in a restaurant. Though mild, the ravioli was among the best frozen pasta I’ve eaten. I was somewhat disappointed with the tomato basil sauce. It had a bitter taste and was watery. Next time (assuming I can get another deal) I might use a different sauce.

The dish was easy to  prepare and took less than ten minutes. The ingredients are natural. There are two servings per box, and the calories per serving is 550.

According to the box, “For this recipe, our chef created a custom Impastata Ricotta cheese and combined it with Aged Parmesan, imported Pecorino Romano, Asiago and Fontina cheeses and freshly-picked spinach. We then nestle these cheeses and spinach inside our freshly-made ravioli made from semolina flour and top with a Tomato Basil sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, basil and fresh-roasted garlic.”

Four out of five stars.

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