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
  • 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 ricotta mixture and remaining Parmesan. Bon appétit!