Meal Kit

Butternut Squash Alfredo Penne

with spicy walnuts and garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Tree Nuts (Walnuts), Milk, Eggs, Wheat

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We've never steered you wrong with a bowl of comfort pasta before, and this guy is not only comforting… he's interesting! Sweet soft butternut and buttery hard walnuts are both giving a slight dash of spices with Cajun seasoning, then added to a pasta with a rich Alfredo sauce and tangy goat cheese. We're steering you right yet again.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 Ciabatta
  • 1 tsp. Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    1 oz. Walnut Halves
  • Info
    1 oz. Goat Cheese
  • Info
    4 oz. Alfredo Sauce
  • Info
    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 8 oz. Cubed Butternut Squash
  • Info
    5 oz. Penne Pasta

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
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 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

  • Meat lovers! If adding protein, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook with 1 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. If using diced chicken, pat dry and stir occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using shrimp, pat dry and cook undisturbed shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side. If using Impossible burger, break up burger until heated through, 4-6 minutes. If using steak strips, separate into a single layer and pat dry. 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

    Start the Butternut Squash

    Halve any large butternut squash pieces to roughly match smaller pieces.

    Combine squash, half the seasoning blend (reserve remaining for walnuts), 2 tsp. olive oil, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a mixing bowl until squash is coated.

    Transfer squash to prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer on one half. Reserve bowl; no need to wipe clean.

    Roast in hot oven until mostly tender, 20-25 minutes.

    While squash roasts, cook pasta.

  2. 2

    Start the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 12-13 minutes.

    Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside.

    While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  3. 3

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop spinach.

    Coarsely chop walnuts.

    Mince garlic.

    In bowl used for butternut squash, combine walnuts, 1 tsp. olive oil, and remaining seasoning blend. Set aside.

  4. 4

    Finish Butternut Squash and Make Garlic Bread

    Carefully place ciabatta in empty space on baking sheet, cut side up. Top ciabatta evenly with 2 tsp. olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan. Baking sheet will be hot! Use an oven mitt.

    Bake in hot oven until garlic bread is golden brown and squash is tender, 5-7 minutes.

    While garlic bread and butternut squash bake, finish pasta.

  5. 5

    Finish Pasta and Finish Dish

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add pasta, Alfredo sauce, and 1/4 cup pasta cooking water to hot pan. Stir until sauce coats pasta, 1-2 minutes.

    Stir in spinach until wilted, 1-2 minutes.

    If sauce is too thick, add additional pasta cooking water, 1 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    Remove from burner.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping pasta with butternut squash, goat cheese (crumbling if necessary), and walnuts. Bon appétit!

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