Meal Kit

Italian Pork Wedding Pasta

with Swiss chard and tomatoes

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

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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We love Italian Wedding, or “married” soup so much, we decided to reinvent it as a pasta dish. We've kept the spirit, but changed some of the parts. Ditalini is traded in for ziti, and kale is upgraded to fresh Swiss chard. However, the best parts remain the same: the savory pork and rich Italian flavors, including cheesy, nutty Parmesan, making this “marriage” just as loving and successful as the soup variety.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 10 oz. Ground Pork
  • 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Info
    6 oz. Ziti
  • 4 tsp. Mirepoix Broth Concentrate
  • Info
    2 oz. Sour Cream
  • 4 oz. Swiss Chard
  • Info
    ½ oz. Seasoned Croutons

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 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

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

  • If using Impossible burger, follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 3, breaking up burger until heated through, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using ground beef, follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 3, breaking up until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using shrimp, pat dry. Follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 3, cooking until opaque and shrimp reaches minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side.

  • If using chicken, pat dry and cut into 1” dice. Follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 3, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 9-11 minutes.

    Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander. Set aside.

    While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem Swiss chard and coarsely chop leaves.

    Core tomato and cut into 1/2" dice.

    Coarsely crush croutons and combine with a pinch of Parmesan (reserve remaining for pasta). Set aside.

  3. 3

    Cook the Ground Pork

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add ground pork, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Stir often, breaking up meat, until no pink remains and pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

  4. 4

    Add the Pasta

    Add Swiss chard, tomato, mirepoix base, and seasoning blend to hot pan. Stir constantly until chard is wilted, 1-2 minutes.

    Stir in reserved pasta cooking water and pasta until combined.

    Remove from burner. Stir in sour cream, remaining Parmesan, red pepper flakes (to taste), 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper until combined.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with crushed Parmesan-crouton mixture. Bon appétit!

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