Are you ready for a nice Italian dinner? Yeah, we all agree that’s one of the best cuisines of the world, but we don’t always have to time (or budget) to travel to Italy to enjoy some nice ravioli. That’s where Trader Joe’s jumps in with their new mouthwatering Vegan Italian Bolognese Ravioli.
Wait, what? Vegan? Well, yeah, just wait, and you’ll end up running to the store to grab a pack of these super soft still al dente. These luscious plant-based ravioli challenge the notion that a dish’s strength should only be judged by how closely it resembles its dairy or meat-based counterpart. With a rich and hearty Bolognese-style tomato sauce filling, combined with the perfect blend of mushrooms and lentils, these raviolis boast the same toothsome texture and savory, umami flavor as traditional meat-based Bolognese. Oh, Trader Joe’s: you did it again!
Trader Joe’s Vegan Italian Bolognese Ravioli: buon appetito!
Preparing these raviolis is so easy, you won’t have to invest hours in your kitchen. It just requires a few minutes of boiling to achieve the perfect al dente texture, making them an ideal option for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner.
Enjoy them with a simple splash of olive oil and a sprinkle of chili flakes, or elevate the experience by pairing them with your favorite red sauces. For an even more indulgent Bolognese feast while keeping it entirely plant-based, serve them with Trader Joe’s Vegan Bolognese Style Pasta Sauce.
The history behind the Italian ravioli and its journey to America
The history of Italian ravioli and its journey to the United States is a tale of culinary delight and cultural exchange. The ravioli pasta has a rich history dating back centuries in Italy. Its origin is believed to be in the region of Liguria, where they were first mentioned in the 14th century.
Ravioli quickly became a staple in Italian cuisine, with each region developing its unique fillings and variations. However, it was the massive wave of Italian immigration to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that brought ravioli to American shores.
Italian immigrants brought their cherished recipes and cooking traditions with them to the New World. In neighborhoods like Little Italy in New York City, ravioli became a beloved dish, served in restaurants and homes alike. The dish’s popularity grew as Italian-American communities expanded, spreading the delight of ravioli to every corner of the nation.