Today’s Adventures in Bulk Foods selection is one of those items that intrigued me when I was hunting for interesting items to try… cheese ravioli.
Yup, the bulk bin section of my WinCo Foods store offers this in the pasta section of their bulk foods section! In fact, if you look you might find more than just plain spaghetti or elbow macaroni noodles at your store, too. Take a second look.
I was curious to see how shelf stable cheese ravioli would taste. At WinCo, it cost $4.32/lb. So not the cheapest option in dried pasta, to be sure. This is the beauty of bulk foods shopping though, you can always buy just a small sample first to see what you think!
For this preparation, Sarah uncovered a decadent Pesto-Alfredo Cream Sauce at All Recipes. It is GOOD.
Heat olive oil over a skillet and add crushed garlic and pesto sauce. After a minute of cooking, you’ll add heavy cream and raise the heat, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 5 minutes, and then add Parmesan cheese. So simple.
The recipe also suggests plating with marinara. Now I love a tomato cream sauce, and I loved the idea of combining tomato, alfredo AND pesto in one dish. The idea is mouthwatering.
Here is my final dish. I tried to make it fancy looking, like you’d get in an Italian restaurant (can you tell)? Of course, I felt the need to top it with even more Parmesan.
So how did it taste? Well the sauce was outrageous, but the pasta? Eh…not my favorite. It was alright and would be a fun way to change things up a bit, but I think I would prefer to stick to plain pasta for this recipe. (I will say, I finished the entire plate above!)
Have you ever tried pasta like this in the bulk foods section of your store? Thoughts?
Join me again tomorrow for even more bulk foods love!