Oven-Ready

Italian Sausage and Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Baked Orzo

easy prep & pan included

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and 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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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 Tbsp. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 4 oz. Sliced Red Bell Pepper
  • 6 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • Info
    2 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • Info
    1 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • 2 oz. Sliced Red Onion
  • Info
    6 oz. Orzo Pasta

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
    788
  • Carbohydrates
    84g
  • Fat
    34g
  • Protein
    40g
  • Sodium
    1683mg

Recipe Steps

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
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Thoroughly rinse fresh produce and pat dry. Combine orzo, marinara, 1 cup water, and a pinch of salt and pepper in provided tray.

  2. 2

    Add the Sausage

    Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary. Stir Italian sausage, red bell pepper, sliced onion, and half the mozzarella (reserve remaining for topping) into tray. Top with four evenly-sized dollops of cream cheese and remaining mozzarella. Cream cheese will melt as it bakes.

  3. 3

    Bake the Dish

    Cover tray with foil. Bake covered in hot oven until orzo is tender and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 30-35 minutes. Carefully remove tray from oven. Top with pesto. Bon appétit!

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