Costco Olivieri Cannelloni Review

Cannelloni is a cylindrical shaped pasta that’s filled and usually served topped with sauce. The thing that makes me unsure about this Costco Olivieri Cannelloni is that there’s no meat in it. This Costco cannelloni was too convenient and reasonably priced for me to pass by without picking it up to try!

Image of the Costco Olivieri Cannelloni two pack sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Olivieri Cannelloni.

Costco carries a variety of fresh pastas, like the Kirkland Signature Five Cheese Tortelloni, Kirkland Signature Organic Spinach & Cheese Ravioli, Rana Maine Lobster Ravioli, Duso’s Roasted Garlic Chicken Tortelloni, Scoiattolo Grilled Vegetable Organic Ravioli, Rana Beef & Short Rib Lasagna and the Rana Tagliatelle, Seasoned White Chicken & Mushroom Sauce.

Top down side view image of a plate with cannelloni served on it with red sauce on top of the cannelloni.
My husband likes lots of sauce! This was his plate.

Location in Store

This is located in the refrigerated deli section, near all the other fresh pasta, kimchi and refrigerated appetizers. The item number is 1528788.

Closeup image of a fork with a bite of cannelloni on it close to the camera so you can see what the inside looks like.
The spinach looks noticeable but you can’t really taste it!

Taste

The cannelloni is pretty good, not the most delicious pasta I’ve had but pretty tasty. We used the skillet method to cook it and found the cannelloni got a bit crispy which I’m not used to but I like it crispy! It adds a bit of extra texture and the flavors stand out a bit more.

Top down image of cannelloni being cooked in a frying pan on the stovetop.
Heating the cannelloni in a skillet.

The filling is cheese and spinach and I usually only want pasta with meat sauce or meat in it. However I actually really liked this not having meat, the simplicity of the flavors is pretty delightful.

Top down image of the cannelloni served on a white plate with red sauce on it. Beside the plate is a fork.
Ready to try!

The cannelloni isn’t too salty but there’s also not a ton of filling. There’s enough filling just don’t expect the cannelloni to be absolutely stuffed. If you aren’t a fan of spinach, that’s okay because there isn’t a ton of spinach in the pasta and the cheese overpowers it so you can’t really taste it.

Top down image of an open pack of uncooked cannelloni.
Prior to cooking the cannelloni.

Cost

The cannelloni comes in a two pack, each pack weighs 540 grams and I paid $12.99 Canadian for the pack. This isn’t that expensive! It works out to about $6.50 per meal.

Top down image of two unopen packs of cannelloni sitting on a table.
The two packs are enough for two meals!

Convenience

There are two cooking methods listed on the package, skillet and baking it in the oven. As I said before, we used the skillet method but I think the oven method is probably more convenient.

Image of the heating instructions for the cannelloni from the back of the package.
There are heating instructions for baking or pan frying the cannelloni.

The cannelloni needs to be kept refrigerated and the best before date is about six weeks from when we purchased it. I gave a pack to my parents and they froze it and the taste and texture was totally fine after freezing it.

Image of the cannelloni cooking in a frying pan on top of the stove beside a pot of red sauce.
The cannelloni goes well with red sauce but would also be great with alfredo or just olive oil.

I recommend serving this with a red sauce like the Kirkland Signature Organic Marinara from Tuscany, or Rao’s Marinara. You could also serve it with some olive oil and parmesan for a really simple meal! A side of bread and salad would be fabulous with the cannelloni as well.

The skillet method turned out to be really easy.

Nutrition

Calories

Four cannelloni contains 380 calories, six grams of fat, 63 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, nine grams of sugar, 19 grams of protein and 470 milligrams of sodium.

That’s a lot of carbohydrates but less fat than I was expecting. I’m not surprised that the pasta is somewhat high in calories.

Image of the nutrition facts for the cannelloni from the container.
Nutrition facts.

Ingredients

I like that all the ingredients listed are ones I’m familiar with. It’s basically pasta, ricotta, mozzarella and spinach with a few additional ingredients. The pasta contains wheat, eggs and milk but there isn’t any soy or nuts.

Image of the ingredients for the cannelloni from the container.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 8.5/10

Convenience: 8/10

Nutrition: 4/10

Overall

Give it a try!

This is a filling, quick and convenient meal. I gave a pack to my parents and they really enjoyed it and even my picky toddler liked it!

Have you tried this Costco Olivieri Cannelloni ? What did you think of it?


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1 thought on “Costco Olivieri Cannelloni Review”

  1. “The cannelloni is pretty good, not the most delicious pasta I’ve had but pretty tasty.”

    That’s a great example of mixed messaging.

    You have to cook them. It’s odd how anyone would use the skillet method for this pasta and enjoying the result is even more baffling. Trying to sell this to a true Italian will break their heart or make them angry. Personally, I didn’t like the way they made this pasta.

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