Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato and Asparagus Rigatoni

with cheesy garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

Vegetarian
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Let's just be honest, here: You've been doing great. You've paid all your bills on time, gotten ahead of some home repairs, and you've even been exercising regularly. Now it's time to treat yourself to all the creamy pasta comfort you've been missing: two cheeses and a cream sauce, with some fresh asparagus to keep you on the (slightly) healthy kick. Great jobs deserve even greater meals. Tip: Make quick work of mincing garlic by smashing the whole clove with the side of your chef's knife. Then rock the knife back and forth, keeping the tip steady by resting your other hand over the top._

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp. Seasoned Salt Blend
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    1 Ciabatta
  • Info
    3 Tbsp. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Info
    4 oz. Light Cream
  • 5 oz. Asparagus
  • Info
    5 oz. Rigatoni

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)

  • Calories
    732
  • Carbohydrates
    84g
  • Fat
    35g
  • Protein
    24g
  • Sodium
    1380mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Colander

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 using shrimp, pat dry. Use a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat, adding 1 tsp. olive oil. Cook shrimp undisturbed until seared on one side, 2-3 minutes. Flip, and cook until shrimp reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes. If using steak strips, use same pan, temperature, and oil as shrimp, stirring occasionally until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes (separate steaks strips and pat dry before cooking). If using chicken thighs, pat dry. Do not trim. Use same pan and oil as shrimp, placing over medium heat. Stir occasionally until chicken is lightly browned and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes. Feel free to top pasta with proteins, or enjoy on the side.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta into a colander. Set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim woody ends off asparagus and cut into 1” lengths on an angle. Halve ciabatta, if necessary. Mince garlic.

  3. 3

    Make the Garlic Bread

    In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tsp. olive oil and garlic. Place ciabatta on prepared baking sheet, cut side up. Spread garlic-olive oil mixture on ciabatta. Top evenly with mozzarella. Bake in hot oven until cheese is melted and ciabatta is golden brown, 5-7 minutes. While ciabatta bakes, make sauce.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat with 1 tsp. olive oil. Add asparagus, seasoned salt, and a pinch of pepper. Stir occasionally until tender but still crisp, 3-5 minutes. Stir in cream, pesto, and remaining Parmesan. Bring to a simmer while stirring constantly until cheese melts, 1-2 minutes. Once simmering, stir in pasta and half the pasta cooking water. If too thick, add remaining pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

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