Italian Sausage & Peppers Rigatoni

with spinach and Parmesan

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk, Wheat

A note about serious food allergies

Put yourself in a New York state of mind with some sausage and peppers. We take this East Coast stalwart off the bun and turn it into a killer pasta dish. Fennel seed-flecked Italian sausage gets pan-seared and tossed with tender bell peppers and al dente tubes of rigatoni. A zesty marinara marries the whole thing together for a meal that's simple to prepare but hard to forget. Fuhgeddaboudit.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • Info
    5 oz. Rigatoni
  • ½ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 8 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Large Pan
  • 1 Colander

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem, seed, and slice both green and red bell peppers into thin ¼" strips. Peel and halve onion. Slice halves thinly. Mince garlic. Remove sausage from casing.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Sausage

    Cook the Sausage

    Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add Italian sausage links and cook until browned on two sides, 4-5 minutes per side. Remove sausages from pan, let cool 5 minutes, and, on a separate cutting board, slice into ½" pieces on an angle. Sausages will finish cooking in a later step. Wipe pan clean and reserve. While sausages cook, cook pasta.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Pasta

    Cook the Pasta

    Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water, then drain pasta in colander. Return pasta to pot and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil to prevent sticking. Set aside. While pasta boils, cook vegetables.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Vegetables

    Cook the Vegetables

    Return pan used to cook sausages to medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add peppers, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes (to taste) to hot pan. Reduce heat to medium, stir, and cover. Cook until vegetables are softened, 5-7 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Sauce

    Finish the Sauce

    Add sausage pieces, marinara, and reserved pasta cooking water to pan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes. Stir in spinach, pasta, half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for garnish). Cook until spinach wilts slightly and sausages reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 1-2 minutes. Place pasta on a plate or in a shallow bowl. Garnish with Parmesan.