How to Cook the Rana Lobster Ravioli from Costco

The Costco lobster ravioli from Giovanni Rana are a quick dinner idea that can easily be dressed up in a spectacular fashion.  The square ravioli only take four minutes to cook and make for a wonderful lunch or dinner.

Costco Lobster Ravioli

Rana Lobster Ravioli Calories

You get two packages of lobster ravioli with each package containing 13 ounces of product.  One serving is one cup of ravioli and there are about 7 servings when the contents of the two trays are combined.

The nutritional facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 9g (12% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 80mg (27% DV)
  • Sodium: 570mg (25% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 34g (12% DV)
  • Protein: 10g

Lobster Ravioli Nutrition

Ingredient List

The lobster ravioli have the following ingredients:

  • Lobster Ravioli Filling
    • Ricotta cheese
    • Lobster
    • Whey
    • Heavy cream
    • Unsalted butter
    • Chicory root fiber
    • Bread crumbs
    • Vegetable fiber
    • Corn starch
    • Potato fiber
    • Lobster base
    • Garlic
    • Salt
    • Lemon zest
  • Pasta
    • Durum wheat flour
    • Eggs
    • Water

The lobster meat in these ravioli comes from cold water lobsters from Maine which many people believe is sweeter than the warm water lobsters of the Caribbean.

Lobster Ravioli Cooking Instructions

The hardest parts about cooking the ravioli is waiting for the water to come to a boil and deciding how you want them dressed.

  1. Bring a pot of water (4-6 quarts) to a boil.
  2. Add a teaspoon of salt
  3. Place the ravioli in the boiling water and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  4. Let the ravioli gently cook for four minutes.
  5. Drain the ravioli, dress and serve.

When my ravioli were finished I drizzled them with olive oil and topped with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano and rosemary.

I though they looked beautiful!

Costco Lobster Ravioli with Olive Oil Cheese and Rosemary

Costco Lobster Ravioli Cooking Instructions

The Rana Lobster Ravioli from Costco is simmered until done then dressed in a classic style.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 315 kcal


  • Large pot for simmering


  • 1 tray Rana Lobster Ravioli from Costco
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Minced Rosemary


  • Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the ravioli.
  • Simmer the pasta for four minutes.
  • Drain the ravioli the toss with the olive oil and cheese.
  • Top with the minced rosemary and serve.


Feel free to experiment with different sauces and side dishes as described in the article.
Keyword Costco Lobster Ravioli, Rana Lobster Ravioli

Taste Test!

The edges of the ravioli had a lovely al dente texture while the filling was warm, rich and creamy.

Lobster Ravioli with Olive Oil Cheese and Rosemary

The balance of flavors is nice but not what I was expecting.

I was expecting a huge lobster flavor but, while lobster is absolutely present, it plays a decidedly back seat note to the extreme richness of the ricotta, whey, butter and heavy cream of the filling.

Put another way, if I did not know what the filling was then I would have guessed seafood but wouldn’t be able to tell you if it was lobster, shrimp or crab.

The olive oil, Parmesan and rosemary were excellent toppings for the ravioli but I could also see them pairing nicely with a wide variety of sauces.

Add in a salad and some bread and you would have a delightful dinner.

My only complaint about the ravioli is that they were so rich they were begging to be followed by sips of a crisp white wine and, since I had these for lunch, it was too early in the day for me to pop a cork.

Serving Suggestions

These ravioli are pretty versatile and pair well with a variety of sauces and sides.  Here are a few suggestions!


  1. Tomato Cream Sauce: A combination of tomato sauce and heavy cream, seasoned with garlic, basil, and salt, would complement the sweetness of the lobster.  Here is a link to an easy recipe for Tomato Cream Sauce from Valerie’s Kitchen to get you started.
  2. Lemon Butter Sauce: A simple mixture of butter, lemon juice, and salt would add a refreshing tang to the rich lobster filling.
  3. Pesto Cream Sauce: A blend of pesto sauce and heavy cream, seasoned with garlic, salt, and black pepper, would provide a fresh and herbaceous flavor.

Side Dishes

  1. Roasted Asparagus: A healthy and flavorful side dish, roasted asparagus would complement the richness of the lobster ravioli.
  2. Garlic Bread: A classic Italian side dish, garlic bread would add a crispy and garlicky touch to the meal.
  3. Caesar Salad: A light and refreshing salad, Caesar salad would provide a contrasting flavor and texture to the rich and creamy lobster ravioli.


The ravioli are a fresh pasta and must be stored in the refrigerator.

The “Use By” date marked on the package is typically a month away from your purchase date.  If you do not cook the pasta by the Use By date then you can store it in the freezer where it will last for another month with minimal loss of product quality.

If you do freeze the ravioli then you can cook them directly from frozen by adding an extra 3-4 minutes onto the simmer time.

Any cooked leftovers need to be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within 3-4 days.

Item Number and Location

The Lobster Ravioli is Item Number 1378919.

You can usually find the ravioli in the refrigerated coolers near the deli near the other fresh pasta options.

The lobster ravioli do not appear to be seasonal so if you can’t find them then they are either temporarily out of stock or might be showcased on the endcaps of the coolers.

Costco Value

I bought the 26 ounces of lobster ravioli at Costco on sale for $9.79 with a regular price of $13.99.  When you calculate the cost based on the regular price it works out to a price of $0.538 per ounce.

You can buy a 12 ounce tray of these ravioli for $6.12 at Walmart which works out to a cost of $0.51 per ounce

This means that the regular price of these ravioli at Costco is just about the same as you can get at Walmart.

If your local Costco has the ravioli on sale then you will save about 25%.

Price of Lobster Ravioli at Costco



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12 thoughts on “How to Cook the Rana Lobster Ravioli from Costco

  1. The Main Lobster Ravioli I sampled at Costco had definite chunks of Lobster in each of the 2 raviolis I ate.
    I purchased a pack and cooked them for dinner last night. Very disappointed as not one of the raviolis had even a tiny piece of lobster and each one was a cheesy mush filling with no taste of any kind of seafood!
    Which leads me to wonder! Would not purchase this again.

  2. Agreed with pretty much every one else. The ravioli tasted ‘fishy,’ nothing to suggest there was lobster in the ingredients. Big disappointment. Needed a piece of lobster meat in each, not some baby food blend that a lobster had walked past and nodded at.

  3. -No lobster just a mushy filling..not even a lobster taste…i got it on sale but it isn’t worth it….i wish i would have read these reviews first

  4. Urgh….also wish I’d read the reviews before this….impulse buy! (Please tell me impulse buys are not so at Costco! ha ha). Haven’t tried them yet, but maybe I’ll see if I can add a little can of crab to the sauce I make to give them some texture.

  5. 5 stars
    I thought these were good. Ravioli never has chunks of anything in it. It’s usually cheeses mixed with whatever you chose. For a 4 minute dinner, these folks are expecting too much. I threw in butter, Parmesan some Italian seasoning and parsley. I really doubt there were chunks of lobster in the sample at the store.

  6. 4 stars
    Sweet taste of lobster with a nice cream filling. Used butter and fresh Grated Parmesan with some Italian seasoning and fresh ground pepper. Easy and delicious!

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