Italian Sausage and Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Baked Orzo
easy prep & pan included
Prep & Cook Time:40-50 min.
Cook Within:5 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
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Before You Cook
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 Beyond sausage, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Steps 2 and 3, breaking into small pieces and baking uncovered in hot oven until sausage is heated through, 30-35 minutes. Vegetarian sausage will not brown.
If using diced chicken, pat dry. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered in hot oven until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 30-35 minutes.
If using ground beef, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered in hot oven until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 30-35 minutes.
If using shrimp, pat dry. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered in hot oven until shrimp reaches minimum internal temperature, 25-30 minutes.
Prepare the Ingredients
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Thoroughly rinse fresh produce and pat dry.
Combine orzo, marinara, 1 cup water, and a pinch of pepper in provided tray.
Add the Sausage
Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.
Stir Italian sausage, red bell pepper, onion, and cream cheese into tray. Cream cheese will melt as it bakes. Top with mozzarella.
Bake the Dish
Cover tray with foil. Bake covered in hot oven, 15 minutes.
Carefully remove tray from oven. Remove foil. Bake again until orzo is tender and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 15-20 minutes.
Carefully remove tray from oven. Top with pesto. Bon appétit!
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