Posted on | November 6, 2010 | 6 Comments
When is the last time you had gluten free ravioli? For me it has been over four years! Now, I love pasta, but I must admit that I didn’t eat it frequently in my pre-celiac days. But I do miss having it as an option. Eating gluten free can mean less culinary options, or a compromise in flavor or texture. Thanks to Conte’s, ravioli is back on my “options” list, and I don’t feel like I am compromising anything with this product.
I purchased this at my local Whole Foods in their freezer section. This gluten free pasta product comes in a non-resealable package, and contains 12 large circular ravioli. To prepare, you boil the ravioli in salted water, just like you would any other gluten free pasta noodle. Through trial and error I discovered that cooking the ravioli for 10 minutes resulted in edges that were al dente, but not undercooked. And can I just say how much I loved the filling? The fresh tasting spinach and ricotta and romano cheeses were flavorful, and paired best with a brown butter or alfredo sauce. So good! The pasta itself was decent as well- very pale in color, but didn’t split or fall apart and had zero aftertaste.
This gluten free ravioli was a bit pricey at $7.99 for a bag that contains three servings. However, for myself, this provided three meals since I am the only gluten free person in my home. I guess that isn’t so bad. This is a great option if you want something warm, comforting and with minimal fuss.
Pros: flavorful filling, cooks evenly, easy prep
Cons: pricey, need to be careful with cooking time
Rating: 4 stars
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Nutritional Snapshot: 270 calories, 8 g, fat, 500 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g. dietary fiber 2g , 10 g protein.
Ingredients: rice flour, corn starch, tapioca dextrin, xanthan gum, eggs, water, salt, canola oil, guar gum, sodium alginate, whole milk ricotta cheese, chopped spinach, romano cheese, eggs, water, salt
Sorry readers! Due to a feed mistake, a giveaway from November 2009 was sent out via email by accident.. Yikes! But don’t worry, I plan to start up give-aways again starting in January 2011.