Meal Kit

Gardein Vegetarian Rigatoni Bolognese

With Robust Tomato Sauce and Fresh Basil

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Eggs, 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!
A note about serious food allergies
  • Vegetarian

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)

  • 14 oz. Crushed Tomatoes
  • Info
    9 oz. Mezzi Rigatoni
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 3 oz. Carrots
  • 1 Celery Stalks
  • 2 fl. oz. White Cooking Wine
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 Basil Sprigs
Contains: Sulfites
Food intolerance information

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
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pan
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander

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

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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