Meal Kit

Cheesy Baked Spinach Rigatoni

with garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 50-60 min.

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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  • Vegetarian

You know the pasta that's the thick tubes? Not the one that's a squiggly line, and not the one that's a bowtie, of course not, but the perfect tube of pasta, big enough to get all kinds of flavor inside and out? This guy, this rigatoni. He's grabbing all kinds of tastiness here, with rich cream sauce and healthy spinach. We respect all pasta, all shapes and sizes, but our big tube here, excuse us, rigatoni, reigns supreme.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 5 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    5 oz. Rigatoni
  • Info
    1 French Roll
  • Info
    2 oz. Shredded Swiss Cheese
  • Info
    ½ oz. Flour
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    ⅓ oz. Butter
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

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.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 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

  • Meatlovers! If using protein, cook in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat with 1 tsp. olive oil. If using antibiotic free chicken breasts, pat dry. Cook until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side. If using shrimp, pat dry. Cook until pink and shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side. 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 Pasta and Prepare Ingredients

    Once water in medium pot is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 9-12 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Reserve 3/4 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside.

    While pasta cooks, coarsely chop spinach.

    Mince garlic.

  2. 2

    Start the Sauce

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat.

    Add butter to hot pan and let melt. Once butter has melted, add flour and whisk or stir vigorously until no dry flour remains, 30-60 seconds.

    Add half the reserved pasta cooking water and whisk or stir vigorously until completely combined and smooth, 1-2 minutes.

    Add remaining pasta cooking water and whisk or stir vigorously until completely combined and smooth, 1-2 minutes.

  3. 3

    Finish the Sauce

    Add cream base, cheese, and garlic salt to hot pan. Stir constantly until melted and smooth, 1-2 minutes.

    Add half the garlic (reserve remaining for bread), 1/4 tsp. salt, and half the red pepper flakes (to taste; reserve remaining for garnish). Stir until combined, 30-60 seconds.

    Stir in spinach. Cover and cook until beginning to wilt, 30-60 seconds.

    Uncover and stir in pasta until coated.

    Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Bake the Pasta

    Transfer pasta mixture to prepared casserole dish and spread into an even layer. Cover with foil.

    Bake covered in hot oven, 20 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven and remove foil. Casserole dish will be hot! Use oven mitts.

    Bake again uncovered in hot oven until edges are golden-brown, 5-8 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven.

    While pasta bakes, continue recipe.

  5. 5

    Make Garlic Bread and Finish Dish

    Halve roll, if necessary.

    Place roll halves on prepared baking sheet, cut-side up. Top with 2 tsp. olive oil and remaining garlic, massaging garlic into bread.

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

    Carefully remove from oven.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing pasta with remaining red pepper flakes (to taste), and halving garlic bread, if desired. Bon appétit!

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