Meal Kit

Baked Italian Sausage Farfalle

with zucchini and garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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“Life is a combination of magic and pasta,” said legendary Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini. We couldn't agree more. Nothing up our sleeves here. Farfalle pasta gets tossed in a robust tomato sauce with pieces of fennel-flecked Italian sausage and fresh zucchini before it's topped with mozzarella cheese and baked to golden-brown perfection. The delicious, filling flavors are no illusion, but this meal will still disappear before your very eyes. Tip: Make quick work of mincing garlic by smashing the whole clove with the side of your chef's knife. Then rock the knife back and forth, keeping the tip steady by resting your other hand over the top.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • Info
    5 oz. Farfalle Pasta
  • 6 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • Info
    1 Ciabatta Roll

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    874
  • Carbohydrates
    87g
  • Fat
    41g
  • Protein
    40g
  • Sodium
    1703mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

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

  • If using Beyond Sausage crumble into bite-sized pieces. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up "sausage", until warmed through, 6-8 minutes. Vegetarian sausage will not brown.

  • If using diced chicken breasts, pat dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instruction as Italian sausage in Step 3, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in step 3, breaking up meat until no pink remains and turkey reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-9 minutes.

  • If using 8 oz. Italian sausage, follow same instructions, working in batches if necessary.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim zucchini ends, halve lengthwise, and cut into ¼" half-moons. Halve ciabatta, if necessary. Mince garlic. In a mixing bowl, combine half the garlic (reserve remaining for zucchini), 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and a pinch of Parmesan (reserve remaining for pasta). Set aside. On a separate cutting board, remove sausage from casing.

  2. 2

    Cook the Farfalle

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander. Return to pot and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil. Set aside. While pasta cooks, start sauce.

  3. 3

    Cook the Sausage and Zucchini

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add ½ tsp. olive oil and Italian sausage to hot pan. Break up sausage until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes. Transfer Italian sausage to a plate. Return pan to medium heat and add ½ tsp. olive oil. Add zucchini and remaining garlic to hot pan. Stir often until zucchini is lightly browned and begins to soften, 4-5 minutes.

  4. 4

    Finish the Pasta Mixture

    Add marinara sauce, reserved pasta cooking water, cooked pasta, cooked sausage, and remaining Parmesan to hot pan. Stir until completely combined. Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Bake Casserole and Finish Dish

    Transfer pasta mixture to prepared casserole dish. For best results, use an 8" casserole dish. Top with mozzarella and place on one half of prepared baking sheet. Place ciabatta halves, cut-side up, on empty half of baking sheet. Top evenly with garlic-Parmesan oil. Bake in hot oven until mozzarella is melted and bread is golden brown, 7-9 minutes. Rest baked casserole, 5 minutes. Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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