15 Minute Meal Kit

Creamy Garlic Pork Penne with Zucchini and Feta

stovetop cooking

Prep & Cook Time: 10-15 min.

Cook Within: 4 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

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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Comfort pasta is great any time of the year, but in mid-holiday season rush? It's almost a requirement. Here, we've got penne with ground pork, zucchini, and feta, a bit of freshness, a bit of protein, but also the necessary comfort cheese. Don’t worry, you'll find that perfect toy for little Dylan, and we've got dinner covered for you.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Ground Pork
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    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
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    8 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Lemon
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    ½ oz. Feta Cheese Crumbles
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    1 Tbsp. Arrabbiata Pesto
  • 1 tsp. Chopped Garlic
  • 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.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 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 20 oz. ground pork, follow same instructions as 10 oz. ground pork, working in batches, if necessary.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 3, breaking up turkey until no pink remains and turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.

  • If using chicken breasts, pat dry, and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1” dice. Follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 3, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using Impossible burger, follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 3, breaking up burger until heated through, 4-6 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim zucchini ends, quarter, and cut into 1/2" dice.

    Halve lemon lengthwise. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half.

  2. 2

    Cook the Zucchini

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat with 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add zucchini to hot pan and stir occasionally until tender, 3-4 minutes.

  3. 3

    Cook the Pork

    Add ground pork and garlic to hot pan. Break up pork until no pink remains and pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 5-7 minutes.

    Stir in red pepper flakes (to taste) and garlic salt.

  4. 4

    Add Sauce and Finish Dish

    Add cream base, pesto, 1/4 tsp. salt, a pinch of pepper, and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice to hot pan. Bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, remove from burner. Gently stir in pasta until combined and warm.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with cheese. Squeeze lemon wedges over meal to taste. Bon appétit!

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