Meal Kit

Creamy Butternut Squash and Kale Spaghetti

with pecans and pecorino cheese

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Tree Nuts (Pecans)

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Pecorino Cheese
  • 12 oz. Cubed Butternut Squash
  • 2 oz. Kale
  • Info
    4 oz. Light Cream
  • Info
    5 oz. Spaghetti
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    1 oz. Pecans
  • Info
    0.48 oz. Parmesan Cheese Crisps

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
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 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

  • Meat lovers! If adding protein, cook in a large non-stick pan, then transfer to a plate before starting sauce in Step 4. Serve on top of pasta. If using chicken, pat dry. Season all over with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Stir occasionally with 2 tsp. olive oil over medium-high heat until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using shrimp, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook with 2 tsp. olive oil over medium-high heat until shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side. If using bacon, line a plate with a paper towel. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add bacon to hot pan. Flip occasionally until crisp, 6-8 minutes. Transfer to towel-lined plate to remove excess oil.

  1. 1

    Roast the Butternut

    Place butternut squash on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Massage oil into squash. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until browned and tender, 15-20 minutes. While squash roasts, cook pasta.

  2. 2

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  3. 3

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem kale and coarsely chop. Coarsely crush Parmesan crisps. Mince garlic.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add garlic to hot pan and stir constantly until aromatic, 30-60 seconds. Add cream, kale, pecorino, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Stir occasionally until thickened slightly and kale is wilted, 2-3 minutes.

  5. 5

    Add Pasta and Finish Dish

    Add pasta, ¼ cup pasta cooking water, and a pinch of salt to pan and stir occasionally until pasta is coated with sauce, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner. If pasta is too dry, add remaining pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping pasta with butternut squash and garnishing with pecans and Parmesan crisps. Bon appétit!

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