Meal Kit

Baked Italian Sausage Farfalle

with zucchini and garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check 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)

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

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)

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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 16 oz. Italian sausage, follow same instructions, working in batches if necessary.

  • If using 4 or 8 Beyond Sausage links, crumble into bite-sized pieces. Follow same instructions as Italian Sausage in Step 3, stirring occasionally until warmed through, 6-8 minutes. Vegetarian sausage will not brown.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim zucchini ends, halve lengthwise, and cut into 1/4" half-moons.

    Halve ciabatta if necessary.

    Mince garlic.

    In a mixing bowl, combine half the garlic (reserve remaining for zucchini) and 1 Tbsp. olive oil. 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 1/4 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander, then return to pot. Toss with 1 tsp. olive oil and 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 1/2 tsp. olive oil and Italian sausage to hot pan. Stir occasionally, breaking up meat, until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes.

    Transfer Italian sausage to a plate. Lower heat to medium and add 1/2 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

    Cook the Pasta Mixture

    Add marinara sauce, reserved pasta cooking water, cooked pasta, and cooked sausage 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. Brush evenly with garlic-olive oil mixture.

    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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