This is a sponsored post through Buitoni and BzzAgent. I received a free product in exchange for my review. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own.
Seems lately I’ve been on an Italian kick. First the Calzones from yesterday now these ravioli today. I can’t help it…. my maiden name is Italian and I love pasta! When I was given the opportunity to review Buitoni Riserva product line, I was all over it. I’ve been a fan of Buitoni, but this I had not tried. I picked the Buitoni Riserva Crab Ravioli as the one product I wanted to try.
Buitoni is a product that has been around since the 1800′s. I did not know that until I did a bit of research. In 1988 it was acquired by Nestle. Buitoni has a wide range of products and sauces that would appeal to anyone. I am a big fan of their pesto and creamy sauce. So flavorful! The Riserva line is just the latest and it boasts premium pasta filled with natural ingredients. For this recipe, I chose the Riserva Crab Ravioli since I’m a huge fan of fish and shellfish. So with this recipe I got to combine two of my favorites.
Buitoni Riserva Crab Ravioli with Olive Oil Mushroom Sauce
Ingredients – Serves 2
1 package Buitoni Riserva Crab Ravioli
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
Parmesan Cheese for garnish
Fill a large stockpot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the ravioli and turn down the heat so it is a slow rolling boil. You want to slow boil the raviolis so they do not break apart.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the olive oil, butter and garlic. Cook until the garlic is fragrant. Add the mushrooms and saute until they are cooked through.
When the ravioli are done, drain in a colander and rinse with luke warm water. Add the ravioli to the saucepan and stir gently to heat through. Garnish with parmesan and serve with a side salad and bread.
Very good ravioli if I do say so myself. One thing I noticed with these is that Buitoni certainly did not skimp on the filling. And, they held together during boiling. I get so frustrated when I’m making ravioli and they fall apart in the water leaving you with basically dirty water with pasta. This rav was filled with crab, delicate cheese and flavorful seasoning. Hubby loved them as well and I think the mushroom olive oil sauce complimented the flavors of the ravioli. I don’t think a red sauce would work with these. I think those flavors would compete too much with the crab. The only suggestion I have for Buitoni is to put more ravs in the package. The package serves two, but without salad and bread, we would have been left a bit hungry.
In conclusion, I highly recommend these ravioli. I’m going to try the shrimp scampi version next! Head on over to Buitoni and check out the Riserva line. Tell me, which variety are you most excited to try?