Meal Kit

Crispy Portobello Parmesan

with sun-dried tomato cream

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

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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Pasta often contains mushrooms, but not like this: mushrooms coated in flour and panko, are fried to a rich, amazing crunch and flavor, sitting atop a mound of spaghetti and pesto sauce that brings both flavor and comfort. The perfect combo of umami and tang, this pasta meal brings the shrooms in a whole new and amazing way.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 6 fl. oz. Canola Oil
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    2 Tbsp. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
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    5 oz. Spaghetti
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    ½ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
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    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan
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    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
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    2 oz. Flour
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Portobello Mushrooms

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.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Colander
  • 2 Medium Non-Stick Pans
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

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 adding protein, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook with 1 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. If using Impossible burger, break up burger until heated through, 4-6 minutes. If using ground chicken, break up chicken until no pink remains and chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes. If using flank steak, separate into a single layer and pat dry. Stir occasionally until no pink remains and steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes. If using shrimp, pat dry. Cook undisturbed until shrimp reaches minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side. Add to pasta as desired.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Mushrooms

    Using a spoon, scoop out black undersides (gills) of portobello mushrooms. Remove stems. Reserve 1 Tbsp. flour and set aside. Place remaining flour , ⅓ cup water, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl and stir until a thin batter forms, like a pancake batter. If too thick, stir in 1 tsp. water until desired consistency is reached. Place panko on a plate. Dip mushrooms in batter, coating completely. Then transfer to plate with panko, gently flipping until coated.

  2. 2

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water. Set aside. While pasta boils, cook mushrooms.

  3. 3

    Cook the Mushrooms

    Line a plate with a paper towel. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add canola oil. Let heat, 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, test oil temperature by adding a pinch of flour batter to it. It should sizzle gently. If it browns immediately, turn heat down and let oil cool. If it doesn't brown, increase heat. Cooking in batches if necessary, add mushrooms to hot oil and cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from burner. Transfer mushrooms to towel-lined plate and season with a pinch of salt.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Place another medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add reserved 1 Tbsp. flour to hot pan and stir until no dry flour remains in pan. Add half the reserved pasta cooking water, cream cheese, pesto, and ½ tsp. salt. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir until creamy, combined, and starting to thicken, 2-3 minutes. Stir in cooked pasta. Remove from burner. If too thick, add remaining pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at at time, until desired consistency is reached.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Halve mushroom if desired. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping pasta with mushroom and garnishing with Parmesan and red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

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