One of the best things about seasonal items returning for multiple years in a row is that it becomes super easy to discover what is the best way to cook something or what sauce is going to be most delicious to pair with them. For example, while Nuovo Pasta recommends cooking them in boiled, salted water, another of the commenters on @costcobuys’ post reported the ravioli falling apart too easily in the water. A suggestion many have given for keeping ravioli intact is to simmer the ravioli instead of boiling them.
While some have reported that the Kirkland pesto sauce tastes amazing on the ravioli, Nuovo has also included a sauce recipe on the back of the package, but it appears to change yearly. In 2019, one customer detailed that it was an alfredo sauce, made with ¼ cup butter, 1 cup heavy cream, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. “So easy and so good!” they wrote on the Instagram post. Nuovo’s website lists the Valentine’s Day hearts ravioli with vodka sauce, which may be the recipe found on the back of this year’s package.
Unfortunately, some customers have also reported the lack of heart-shaped ravioli at their Costco locations, with one person saying that the employees at their store told them they would have to purchase it online. If you’re one of the lucky ones and can find them, the addition of a cookies and cream mini cake would make it a complete sweet and savory Valentine’s Day meal.