The Kirkland spinach and cheese ravioli at Costco are a tasty dinner idea that would pair nicely with a variety of pasta sauces. The circular ravioli cook in just a few minutes and can be paired with a salad for an easy weeknight meal.
These organic ravioli feature spinach and four types of cheese.
Nutrition and Ingredients
Let’s take a closer look at what you get with these ravioli packages.
You get two packages of spinach ravioli with each package containing 22 ounces of product. One serving is one cup of ravioli (100 grams) and there are about 12 servings per tray. I weighed the ravioli and determined that a serving, 100 grams, was equal to four ravioli.
The nutritional facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 230
- Fat: 9g (12% DV)
- Cholesterol: 55mg (18% DV)
- Sodium: 480mg (21% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 26g (9% DV)
- Protein: 13g
The spinach ravioli have the following ingredients:
- Cream Cheese
- Bread crumbs
- Monterey Jack Cheese
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Canola Oil
- Ricotta Cheese
- Corn Starch
- Granulated Garlic
- Durum Flour
All of the ingredients are labelled Organic.
How to Cook the Spinach Ravioli
Cooking the ravioli is extremely simple and just takes a few minutes.
- Bring a pot of water (4-6 quarts) to a boil.
- Add a teaspoon of salt
- Place the ravioli in the boiling water and reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Let the ravioli gently cook for four minutes.
- 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.
Spinach and Cheese Ravioli from Costco
- 1 lb Spinach and Cheese Ravioli 1/2 of the Costco container
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1 tbsp Chopped Fresh Rosemary
- Bring a pot with 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 1 tsp of salt.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and add the ravioli
- Simmer the ravioli for 4-6 minutes until tender.
- Drain the ravioli and serve dressed with the olive oil, cheese and rosemary.
- Add a side salad as desired.
The spinach ravioli were surprisingly flavorful. The spinach was strong and prominent but not over powerful.
The use of cream cheese as a primary ingredient added a surprising touch of richness that played well with the Monterey Jack, Mozzarella and Ricotta.
Honestly I was expecting these to taste a bit bland but was delighted to discover their earthy creaminess. Surprisingly, I like these raviolis much more than the spinach and cheese cannelloni that Costco has as a ready to bake meal option.
My son’s favorite is the Lobster Ravioli while mine is the Spinach and Cheese. Everyone was in agreement that our least favorite is the Chicken and Cheese Ravioli. The Chicken and Cheese Ravioli is not bad or unpleasant, it just isn’t nearly as tasty as the other Costco ravioli options.
Different Ways to Cook the Ravioli
Just because the package tells you to boil the ravioli in water that doesn’t mean that is the only way to cook these things! Here are a few different ways you can cook them other than boiling:
Heat some butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the ravioli in a single layer and cook until they are crispy and golden brown on both sides, usually about 2-3 minutes per side. This method adds a delicious crispy texture to the ravioli and can be a great option if you enjoy a bit of crunch.
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the ravioli on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese or mozzarella. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they are cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Baking the ravioli can give them a slightly crispy texture on the outside while keeping the inside tender and cheesy.
Heat some butter or olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and finely chopped shallots, and sauté until fragrant. Add the ravioli and cook for a few minutes on each side until they are lightly browned. You can also add other ingredients like cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, or spinach to the pan to create a flavorful sauce to coat the ravioli.
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Thread the ravioli onto skewers or place them on a grill pan or grilling mat. Brush them with olive oil and grill for about 2-3 minutes per side, until they have grill marks and are heated through. Grilling the ravioli can add a smoky and charred flavor, which can be delicious.
Sauces to Serve with the Ravioli
There are several delicious sauces that pair well with spinach and cheese ravioli. Here are some options:
A classic tomato sauce made with canned tomatoes, garlic, onions, and herbs like basil and oregano can be a fantastic complement to the richness of the cheese-filled ravioli. Most Costco warehouse are selling Rao’s Marinara sauce which is one of the best available and is actually better than most homemade sauces.
A creamy Alfredo sauce made with butter, cream, Parmesan cheese, and garlic can add an indulgent touch to the ravioli. You can make a homemade Alfredo sauce by melting butter in a pan, adding minced garlic, then whisking in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese until smooth and thickened. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg for extra flavor.
Here is a link to a Food Network recipe for ravioli in Alfredo sauce. They tossed in a few peas as well which looks like a lovely idea!
A vibrant and flavorful pesto sauce made with fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil can add a burst of freshness to the ravioli. The Kirkland Pesto sold at Costco is freaking fabulous. The pesto is so good that there is absolutely no reason to make your own.
Brown Butter Sauce
A nutty and aromatic brown butter sauce can be a simple yet delicious choice for the ravioli. To make a brown butter sauce, melt butter in a pan over medium heat and cook until it turns golden brown and fragrant. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute, then drizzle the sauce over the cooked ravioli.
Mushroom Cream Sauce
A rich and savory mushroom cream sauce made with mushrooms, cream, garlic, and herbs can be a decadent choice for the ravioli. You can make a mushroom cream sauce by sautéing sliced mushrooms and minced garlic in butter or olive oil until they are softened, then adding heavy cream and simmering until thickened. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs like thyme or rosemary to taste.
The Spinach and Cheese Ravioli is a Costco Value
These ravioli are Item Number 6101960 and are found in the refrigerated coolers near the deli.
I bought the two pack of spinach ravioli at Costco for $11.99 which works out to a price of $0.273 per ounce.
You can buy a 14 ounce tray of similar ravioli for $5.99 at Safeway which works out to a cost of $0.427 per ounce.
This means that you will save $0.136 per ounce (32%) when you purchase the larger package at Costco.