Meal Kit

Creamy Italian Sausage and Asiago Pasta

with spinach and red bell pepper

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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What's the best dinner? A short question, but so many answers! So many variables! It depends on your mood, your appetite, where you're eating, what season it is… how can there be an answer to such a complex question? What's this meal have to do with that question? This meal of simple spaghetti, sauce, and meat is the best dinner when you just want to sit down, have something delicious, without a lot of hard work or care. It brings its own joys to you. Now that's the best dinner.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Asiago Cheese
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • Info
    5 oz. Spaghetti

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
  • 1 Colander
  • 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

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

  • If using diced chicken breasts, pat dry. Follow same instructions as sausage in Step 3, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using shrimp, pat dry. Follow same instructions as sausage in Step 3, cooking until shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes.

    Drain pasta in a colander and set aside.

    While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut red bell pepper into 1/4" dice.

    Mince garlic.

    Remove sausage from casing, if necessary.

  3. 3

    Cook the Sausage

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

    Add 1 tsp. olive oil and Italian sausage to hot pan. Break into smaller pieces until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

    Remove sausage to a plate. Keep pan over medium-high heat.

  4. 4

    Cook the Red Bell Pepper

    Add red bell pepper to hot pan and stir occasionally until tender, 4-5 minutes.

    Add garlic and stir occasionally until fragrant, 30-60 seconds.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Add sausage and cream sauce base to hot pan. Bring to a boil.

    Once boiling, stir in spinach until wilted, 1-2 minutes.

    Stir in pasta, half the cheese (reserve remaining for topping), and red pepper flakes (to taste) until combined and warmed through, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping with remaining cheese. Bon appétit!

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