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 combine 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
  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • Info
    5 oz. Penne Pasta
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 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, cook in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat with 1 tsp. olive oil. If using diced chicken breasts, pat dry. Stir occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using steak strips, pat dry, coarsely chop, then separate pieces. Stir occasionally until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes. Add protein to meal as desired.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

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

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

    While pasta cooks, 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 and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

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

    Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Add the Sauce and Pasta

    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), 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.

    Carefully remove from oven.

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

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