Ravioli is one of those simple, inexpensive meals that I love. Purchasing the ravioli itself is the only expense as I already have everything else at home: olive oil, salt, pepper. Honestly you could use any ravioli at all! I love this particular ravioli from Costco though. It is one of their staples, meaning it has managed to stay in stock at Costco for over two years. For those who haven't noticed, Costco is constantly re-vamping their stock, you never know what will be there from month to month. One great thing about the Costco ravioli packets is that the packages are divided into two separately sealed packages. That's perfect for Hubby and I as there is no way we could eat the whole thing in one sitting.
The cooking instructions are very easy and listed on the back of the packaging. It only takes 4 minutes to cook these babies! No time wasted here.
Rather than adding sauce I like to mix together olive oil, a small amount of salt, and several twists of fresh ground pepper. Then I strain all the water away from the noodles so that the pot they are sitting in is relatively dry. I drizzle the oil mixture over the top and then gentle toss the noodles so the oil evenly coats all of the ravioli.
I use a noodle strainer to transfer the ravioli into the separate bowls. Be gentle so as not to accidentally break them open.
Serve with bread or a salad of your choice. Add a glass of wine and you're done! Bon Appétit!