Butternut Squash Ravioli

“Butternut squash ravioli in a creamy sauce with walnuts,snap peas and carrots. ”

Calories - 260

Fat - 7 g

Sodium - 590 mg

WW PointsPlus - 7

First impressions:  This is a beautiful frozen diet meal.  The variously hued, brightly colored vegetables make a nice counterpoint to the creamy sauce and lovely pasta.  One of the ones that, if you plated it properly, would actually look like the package photograph.  I don’t think you could ask for more than that.  Also, it smells wonderful.

Gustatory impressions: FANTASTIC.  This is about as good as diet frozen meals get.  The orange and yellow carrots are delightful.  The snap peas are a tiny bit overdone, but taste fresh.  The peas pop between your teeth.  The pasta part of the ravioli is nice, and the butternut squash filling is sweet with a hint of garlic, a nice contrast.  The sauce is indeed creamy and it’s probably the best sauce I’ve had in a lean cuisine, a little sweet, a little savory.  The tiny bits of walnut throughout the meal are a pleasant crunchy surprise in the midst of all the smooth creaminess.  YUM.

Summary:  Another one of my favorites here, which is probably not a surprise.  It’s very, very tasty and surprisingly satisfying.  There are only five raviolis, but they’re fairly large and well-stuffed.  If you are trying to eat more vegetables, or want to enjoy a meatless meal, this is a great way to do that.  This is one of my go-to dinners and a favorite since it first came out.  I highly recommend it. 

Rating:  5 out of 5 Plastic Forks