Meal Kit

Creamy Tomato and Asparagus Rigatoni

with cheesy garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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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: cheese 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
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 5 oz. Asparagus
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    5 oz. Rigatoni
  • Info
    1 Ciabatta
  • Info
    2 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • Info
    3 Tbsp. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Info
    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp. Seasoned Salt Blend
  • 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
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 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

  • Meatlovers! If using protein, pat dry and cook in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat with 1 tsp. olive oil. If using whole chicken breasts, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1” dice. Stir occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using Impossible burger, break up until burger is heated through, 4-6 minutes. If using Italian sausage, remove from casing, if necessary. Break up until no pink remains and sausage reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Add to pasta as desired.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes.

    Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta into a colander. Set aside.

    While pasta cooks, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim woody ends off asparagus and cut into 1” lengths.

    Halve ciabatta, if necessary.

    Mince garlic.

  3. 3

    Make the Garlic Bread

    Place ciabatta on prepared baking sheet, cut side up, and top evenly with garlic, 2 tsp. olive oil, and mozzarella.

    Toast in hot oven until cheese is melted and ciabatta is golden brown, 5-7 minutes.

    While ciabatta bakes, continue recipe.

  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 to hot pan. Stir occasionally until asparagus is tender but still crisp, 3-5 minutes.

    Stir in cream base, pesto, and half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for garnish). Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly to melt cheese.

  5. 5

    Add Pasta and Finish Dish

    Once simmering, stir in pasta and half the pasta cooking water.

    If too thick, add remaining pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    Stir occasionally until sauce coats pasta, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

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

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