Gemelli in Thyme & Mustard Cream Sauce

with mushrooms and walnuts

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy, Tree Nuts

Vegetarian
A note about serious food allergies

Say you're late, running out of time. Or your daily tasks are taking too much time. You don't have time to relax and unwind. Don't sweat it; we're given you a bunch of thyme here. Yes, that’s one of our signature lame word puns, but I also this: the thyme mustard sauce enrobing this pasta will make time melt away in joy. This meal is super easy and quick to make, which also will save you time. Thyme saving you time… our word puns are almost as good as this meal.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Walnut Halves
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp. Grainy Mustard
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    6 oz. Gemelli Pasta
  • Info
    1 oz. Seasoned Croutons
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Light Cream
  • 10 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 3 Thyme Sprigs

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
    806
  • Carbohydrates
    84g
  • Fat
    43g
  • Protein
    25g
  • Sodium
    1039mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta
    1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 12-13 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients
    2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Thinly slice garlic. Stem and coarsely chop thyme. Cut mushrooms into ¼" slices. Coarsely chop walnuts. Crush croutons.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Mushrooms
    3

    Cook the Mushrooms

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add mushrooms and ¼ tsp. salt to hot pan and stir occasionally until browned, 4-6 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  • Step 4 - Make the Sauce
    4

    Make the Sauce

    Return pan used to cook mushrooms to medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add garlic and cook until aromatic, 15-30 seconds. Stir in pasta, cream, thyme, mustard, ¼ cup reserved pasta cooking water, and Parmesan. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened, 1-2 minutes. If pasta is too dry, add additional pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Remove from burner. Stir in walnuts, mushrooms, and a pinch of salt until combined.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish
    5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with crushed croutons. Bon appétit!

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