Meal Kit

Baked French Onion Penne

with cremini mushrooms

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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The warmth and ease of a casserole meets the subtle and classic flavors of French onion soup in this baked pasta dish. First, you'll caramelize the onions and brown the mushrooms, then mix them with pasta, cream, and thyme, layering flavor upon flavor. Finally, you'll top the casserole with croutons and cheese (just like the soup!) and bake. Richly cheesy and perfectly indulgent, this dish might even top the classic it was inspired by. Tip: Easy way to remove thyme from stem: just pinch the top and run your fingers down the stem. Presto! The leaves should just fall off.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • Info
    5 oz. Penne Pasta
  • Info
    2 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 4 tsp. Vegetable Base
  • Info
    ½ oz. Seasoned Croutons
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Thyme Sprigs

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Colander

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • Meatlovers! If using protein, pat dry and cook in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat with 1 tsp. olive oil. If using whole chicken breasts, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1” dice. Stir occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using Impossible burger, break up until no pink remains and until burger is heated through, 4-6 minutes. If using steak strips, separate into a single layer, and coarsely chop. Stir occasionally until no pink remains and steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes. Add to pasta as desired.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water in large pot is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes.

    Drain pasta in a colander, shaking to remove as much water as possible. Set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

    While pasta boils, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut mushrooms into 1/4" slices.

    Coarsely crush croutons.

    Stem thyme.

    Halve and peel onion. Slice halves into thin strips.

    Mince garlic.

  3. 3

    Cook the Mushroom-Onion Mixture

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

    Add 2 tsp. olive oil, mushrooms, onion, garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until onion and mushrooms are deep brown, 10-12 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Make the Pasta Mixture

    Return pot used to cook pasta to medium-high heat.

    Add cream base, vegetable base, half the thyme (reserve remaining for garnish), half the cheese (reserve remaining for topping), cooked pasta, and mushroom-onion mixture to hot pot. Stir to combine.

    Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir occasionally until slightly thickened, 2-4 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Bake Casserole and Finish Dish

    Transfer pasta mixture to prepared casserole dish. Top with crushed croutons and remaining cheese.

    Bake in hot oven until cheese is golden brown, 6-8 minutes.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with remaining thyme. Bon appétit!

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