Meal Kit

Italian Sausage and Pepper Risotto

with spinach and Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

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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We've brought you 1,001 variations of risotto over the years, and much like Dalmatians, each and every single one has been wonderful and cute. (Well… maybe not cute.) With this risotto, we've finally won Best in Show: flavorful pork sausage perfectly melds with such adornments as fresh spinach, sweet bell pepper, and traditional marinara. The combination of that with rich, buttery, and creamy risotto will have you wagging your tail in delight. (Well… maybe just finish your plate instead.) Tip: Make quick work of mincing garlic by smashing the whole clove with the side of your chef's knife. Then rock the knife back and forth, keeping the tip steady by resting your other hand over the top.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 4 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • Info
    2 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace
  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • ¾ cup Arborio Rice
  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan

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
    754
  • Carbohydrates
    75g
  • Fat
    38g
  • Protein
    30g
  • Sodium
    1589mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 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 16 oz. Italian sausage, follow same instructions as 8 oz. sausage, cooking in batches if necessary.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in step 4, seasoning with a pinch of salt and pepper, and breaking up meat until no pink remains and turkey reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-9 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut red bell pepper into ½" dice. Coarsely chop spinach. Mince garlic. On a separate cutting board, remove Italian sausage from casing.

  2. 2

    Start the Risotto

    Place a medium pot over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add rice and garlic to hot pot. Stir occasionally until rice is toasted and opaque, 1-2 minutes.

  3. 3

    Finish the Risotto

    Add 1 cup boiling water from other pot and demi-glace to pot with rice. Rice should just be covered by liquid. Stir often until nearly all liquid is absorbed. Add ½ cup boiling water from other pot and stir often until nearly all liquid is absorbed. Repeat this process, stirring often, 18-20 minutes. Taste risotto as you cook, checking for tenderness. When rice has no more “bite” or crunch, it's done. There may be liquid left. Remove from burner. Stir in Parmesan (reserving 1 Tbsp. for garnish), butter, and a pinch of salt. Cover and set aside.

  4. 4

    Cook the Sausage Mixture

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add sausage and red bell pepper to hot pan. Stir often, breaking up sausage, until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes. Stir in spinach, marinara, and a pinch of pepper until combined and spinach is wilted, 30-60 seconds. Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping risotto with sausage mixture and garnishing with reserved Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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