Italian Sausage Parma Rosa

with herbed ricotta and tomato sauce

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

A note about serious food allergies

Old pasta recipes not doing the trick? Want something new to liven up that old spaghetti, tomato, and meat ménage à trois? This easy-peasy weekday meal will pep up your pasta patterns. Slightly spicy sausage melds with a sauce of herbs and spicy pepper flakes (and tomatoes; we don't want to take away everything traditional). Swiss chard's in the mix, as well as a topping of herbaceous ricotta, which adds a cheesy creaminess both familiar and excitingly new.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 0.125 oz. Oregano
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 4 oz. Swiss Chard
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    2 oz. Ricotta
  • 2 Italian Sausage Links
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    6 oz. Linguine
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem and mince oregano. Mince garlic. Core tomatoes and cut into ¼" dice. Stem Swiss chard and finely chop leaves. Combine ricotta, half the oregano (reserve remaining for tomato sauce), and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate until plating. On a separate cutting board, remove Italian sausage from casing.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Pasta

    Cook the Pasta

    Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente, 7-9 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander. While pasta cooks, sear sausage.

  • Step 3 - Sear the Sausage

    Sear the Sausage

    Heat a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and Italian sausage to hot pan. Cook, breaking into small pieces, until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes.

  • Step 4 - Make the Sauce

    Make the Sauce

    Add garlic, red pepper flakes (to taste), and tomato paste to pan with Italian sausage. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add tomatoes, remaining oregano, and pasta cooking water. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium, and cook until slightly thickened, 3-5 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Toss the Pasta

    Toss the Pasta

    Stir pasta, Swiss chard, and Parmesan (reserve a pinch for garnish) into pan with sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Plate dish as pictured on front of card and garnish with remaining Parmesan. Bon appétit!