Gardein Vegetarian Rigatoni Bolognese

With Robust Tomato Sauce and Fresh Basil

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Eggs, Wheat

Vegetarian
A note about serious food allergies

Dear plant-eaters: Do you attend Italian family potlucks and openly weep when you can't partake in Grandma's rich and beefy bolognese? We feel your pain and we raise you this authentic sauce, loaded with mirepoix (the carrot, onion, and celery mixture that gives dishes so much flavor), garlic, white wine, and Gardein meatless Italian Sausage Crumbles. It eats as satisfyingly and convincingly hearty as the original version with zero cholesterol - so much so, everyone will want to tuck into a bowl. We have it on good authority that this meal is Nonna-approved.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Celery Stalks
  • 3 oz. Carrots
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Basil Sprigs
  • 1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 fl. oz. White Cooking Wine
  • Info
    9 oz. Mezzi Rigatoni
  • 14 oz. Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried Oregano
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    712
  • Carbohydrates
    61g
  • Fat
    18g
  • Protein
    47g
  • Sodium
    511mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pan
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
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    Prepare the Ingredients

    Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Cut celery into a fine dice. Peel and dice carrot. Peen and cut red onion into a fine dice. Mince garlic. Stem and slice into thin ribbons (chiffonade) basil for garnish.

  • Step 2 - Start the Sauce
    2

    Start the Sauce

    In a medium pan (preferably one with high sides), warm 1½ Tbsp. of olive oil, garlic, and onion over medium-high heat until aromatic, about 2-3 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and red pepper flakes to taste and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Add white wine and cook for 5 minutes or until wine is reduced.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Rigatoni
    3

    Cook the Rigatoni

    While the sauce is starting and wine is simmering, bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Put a colander in the sink. Once boiling, add the rigatoni and cook until al dente, about 7-8 minutes. Drain and keep warm until ready to plate the dish.

  • Step 4 - Finish the Sauce
    4

    Finish the Sauce

    Reduce sauce heat to medium-low and add the crushed tomatoes (with juice from can) and half the oregano to taste. Simmer for 15 minutes. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the Gardein Italian Sausage Crumbles. Adjust consistency of sauce with a little bit of water if needed. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 5 - Plate the Dish
    5

    Plate the Dish

    Add a serving of rigatoni to a shallow bowl or plate. Top with a generous ladle of sauce. Garnish with basil, remaining dried oregano if desired, and a crack of fresh black pepper.