Kite Hill Vegan Ravioli Review

Kite Hill Vegan Ravioli Review

Kite Hill’s vegan ravioli are perfect little pillows of plant-based goodness. Filled with their signature almond-based ricotta, their ravioli is super satisfying and so comforting.

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5/5

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5/5

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Taste

Kite Hill’s vegan ravioli is exactly what I look for in ravioli: pillowy pasta stuffed with creamy filling. The spinach and cheese filling has a really nice, subtle sweetness that works perfectly in a light broth or in your favorite tomato sauce.

Price

Unfortunately, this product is quite expensive compared to its dairy counterpart and vegan competitors. At $9.79 for 9 ounces, it is nearly double the price of store-brand fresh ravioli. That said, if you’re craving ravioli, you will not be disappointed with this product, so it’s definitely worth the splurge.

Texture

Both the pasta and the cheesy filling are really nice texturally. As someone who has eaten vegan and dairy-based ravioli, Kite Hill’s vegan ravioli is about the best you can ask for in a plant-based ravioli.

EV’s Take: A 10/10 Plant-Based Ravioli

One look at our love letter to Kite Hill vegan ricotta should tell you that we’re big fans of Kite Hill around these parts. It should be no surprise that we swoon over their vegan ravioli in this review, too. And, after all, what’s not to love about ravioli? It combines all the finest things in life: pasta, cheese, and any number of fillings you can dream up. I’ve been eating Kite Hill’s vegan ravioli for a few years, and they have never disappointed me.

The ravioli always cook up perfectly, and the cheesy filling is exactly what you’d want in ravioli: creamy, delicious, and so comforting. Kite Hill’s almond-based ricotta cheese always offers a subtle, nutty sweetness, and you’ll get that in their ravioli as well.

If you’re wondering whether Kite Hill’s vegan ravioli is good, I’m here to tell you that they have truly cracked the code for delicious plant-based ravioli that can be served with your favorite store-bought or homemade tomato sauce for an easy midweek meal.

How to cook Kite Hill’s vegan ravioli

If you’re looking for a no-fuss Italian dinner night, Kite Hill’s vegan ravioli is exactly what you need. Simply boil in salted water for 4–6 minutes, drain, and serve with your favorite tomato sauce. 

Can I freeze Kite Hill ravioli?

Yes! If you don’t plan on eating it right away, you can freeze the ravioli. Their website recommends consuming within 270 days of the production date if you freeze it. You can get more details about this on their website.

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What are the ingredients in Kite Hill vegan ravioli?

Kite Hill has a few varieties of plant-based ravioli, including spinach, mushroom, and butternut squash ravioli. For this review, I tested the spinach and cheese ravioli. Kite Hill’s ravioli is dairy-free and soy-free and does not contain preservatives. According to the FAQ section of their site, you’ll want to use Kite Hill ravioli within 1–2 weeks of purchasing if your package doesn’t contain an expiration sticker. 

Spinach ravioli ingredients: 

FILLING: Almond Milk Ricotta (Almond Milk [Water, Almonds], Salt, Enzymes, Tartaric Acid, Cultures), Spinach, Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Salt), Garlic, Sea Salt, Black Pepper.

PASTA: Wheat Flour, Water, Beta-carotene

Mushroom ravioli ingredients:

FILLING: Mushroom Medley (Portabella, Shiitake), Almond Milk Ricotta (Almond Milk [Water, Almonds], Salt, Enzyme, Tartaric Acid, Cultures), Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Salt), Blended Oil (Canola/Olive), Marsala Wine, Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic.

PASTA: Wheat Flour, Water, Beta-carotene

Butternut squash ravioli ingredients:

FILLING: Almond Milk Ricotta (Almond Milk [Water, Almonds], Salt, Enzymes, Tartaric Acid, Cultures), Butternut Squash, Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Salt), Potato Flakes, Canola Oil, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Sage, Annatto Oil.

Pasta: Wheat Flour, Water, Beta-carotene.

I’m ready to cook! What should I make with Kite Hill vegan ravioli?

One of my favorite Italian meals is tortellini en brodo, and this version combines Kite Hill’s vegan ravioli with a somewhat unconventional take on Italian broth. It’s prepared with ginger, fennel, and mushrooms. Try this Vegan Ravioli in Caramelized Onion Tomato Sauce if you want a more traditional sauce. Otherwise, keep reading!

vegan ravioli in ginger fennel broth

Kite Hill Vegan Ravioli in Ginger-Fennel Broth

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 2 bulbs fresh fennel, bulbs cored and thinly sliced; stalks and fronds reserved for another use
  • 2-inch knob of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 8 ounces beech mushrooms or 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, caps sliced and stems discarded
  • 6 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 1 (9-ounce) package of Kite Hill Vegan Ravioli; I recommend the Spinach Ricotta or Mushroom Ravioli
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced on a bias
  • 1 pat plant-based butter, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the fennel broth:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon neutral oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the fennel and cook, stirring regularly, for 8–10 minutes until it softens. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook for 5–6 minutes. 
  • Turn the heat to medium-high. Add the minced ginger and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Pour in 6 cups water or vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30–35 minutes or until the broth reduces by about 1 cup. You should have enough broth to serve approximately 1¼ cups broth with 3 ravioli. Adjust the heat as needed to prevent the broth from reducing too quickly.
  • Taste the broth and adjust the seasonings as needed. If you want the broth to be extra rich, add a pat of plant-based butter right before turning off the heat.

Cook the ravioli:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the ravioli according to package instructions and then drain. Divide the ravioli between four bowls.

To serve:

  • Ladle the hot fennel-ginger broth over each bowl of ravioli. Garnish with sliced scallions on top. Enjoy!

Where Can I Buy Kite Hill Vegan Ravioli?

Kite Hill is available in most major supermarkets, including Wegmans, Whole Foods, Giant, and Safeway. Use their store locator to find a location closest to you.

What do you think of Kite Hill’s vegan ravioli? Let us know in the comments!

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