Fast & Fresh

Creamy Tomato Pepperoni Pasta

with peppers

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    10 oz. Cooked Gemelli Pasta
  • 6 oz. Mixed Diced Peppers
  • 4 oz. Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • Info
    3 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 2 oz. Pepperoni
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • Info
    ½ oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tsp. Chicken Broth Concentrate
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend

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
    560
  • Carbohydrates
    56g
  • Fat
    27g
  • Protein
    23g
  • Sodium
    1520mg

Recipe Steps

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
  1. 1

    Microwave Instructions

    Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Set cream cheese on counter to soften.

    Combine diced peppers, half the seasoning blend (reserve remaining for sauce), a pinch of salt and pepper, and 1 Tbsp. water in provided tray.

    Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave until peppers begin to soften, 3-4 minutes.

    Carefully remove tray from microwave. Stir in softened cream cheese, chicken base, tomatoes, remaining seasoning blend, a pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and 1 Tbsp. water until completely combined. Then stir in pasta, mozzarella, and pepperoni.

    Microwave uncovered until heated through, 2-3 minutes.

    Carefully remove tray from microwave.

    To serve, garnish with Parmesan. Bon appétit!

  2. 2

    Oven Instructions

    Turn oven on to 375 degrees. Let preheat, at least 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Set cream cheese on counter to soften.

    Combine diced peppers, half the seasoning blend (reserve remaining for sauce), a pinch of salt and pepper, 1 tsp. olive oil, and 1 Tbsp. water in provided tray.

    Place tray on a baking sheet. Bake uncovered in hot oven until peppers are mostly tender, 10-12 minutes.

    Carefully remove tray from oven. Stir in softened cream cheese, chicken base, tomatoes, remaining seasoning blend, a pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and 1 Tbsp. water until completely combined. Then stir in pasta, mozzarella, and pepperoni.

    Cover tray with foil and place again on a baking sheet. Bake again covered in hot oven until heated through, 8-10 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven.

    To serve, garnish with Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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