Product Type: Asda Pasta / Noodles
Newest Review: ... looks a generous size and the squares of pasta are a good size too. These ravioli are suitable for vegetarians and for freezing which i... more
Spinach and ricotta ravioli
Asda Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli
Member Name: Bonnierhythm
Asda Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli
Advantages: Taste nice, easy to prepare
Disadvantages: High in fat and salt
I start work at 2pm so I like to have something filling to eat before I go but I don't have time to stand cooking things from scratch so I am always on the look out for something new to try. I have been enjoying the pasta from Sainsburys for a while now and saw this one in Asda last night so I had to buy it. I really love spinach and ricotta. I bought two 300g packs for £2.50.
The pasta starts off as quite a yellow colour with a big bubble of filling in the middle. The filling portion looks a generous size and the squares of pasta are a good size too. These ravioli are suitable for vegetarians and for freezing which is always useful. They do contain gluten, milk, wheat and eggs and may contain traces of nuts.
You cook the pasta by adding it to boiling water, bringing back to the boil again and simmering uncovered for 4-5 minutes. I simmered min for 4 minutes and the pasta gets lighter in colour. I did find that I had to keep stirring it as the pasta tends to float on the top of the water. About halfway through the heating time, I began to smell the cheeses and they smelt lovely. I found the pasta drained well and didn't end up as a soggy mess.
The pasta was soft and had a nice almost nutty flavour which really complimented the filling. The spinach, ricotta, mascapone and nutmeg blended really well togther and I couldn't taste any of the individual flavours but the combination was really nice. The flavour was not over powering in any way but it was still strong enough to be able to taste it. I found the pasta quite light to eat even though it did fill me up.
The packet recommended serving these ravioli in a sauce such as a tomato based one but I just covered them in thai sweet chilli sauce and this gave the pasta an added kick and tasted really good. The serving size for the pasta is half the pack which will give you 332kcals, 13.5g of protein, 39.3g of carbohydrates of which a trace are sugars, 13.4g of fat of which 6.9g are saturates, 2.7g of fibre and 0.48g of sodium.
Although they are not the healthy choice of pasta on the market, I really enjoyed this spinach and ricotta ravioli and would recommend it. I can't wait to eat my other pack and will buy it again in the future.
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