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, remove ribs, and slice both green and red bell peppers into thin 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 sausage to hot pan and cook, breaking up into pieces, until browned, 4-6 minutes. Transfer sausage to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • 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. Drain pasta in a colander. While pasta boils, cook vegetables.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Vegetables

    Cook the Vegetables

    Return pan used to cook sausage 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. Stir occasionally until vegetables are softened, 5-7 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Sauce

    Finish the Sauce

    Add sausage, marinara, and reserved pasta cooking water to pan. Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally, 4-5 minutes. Stir in spinach, pasta, and half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for garnish). Cook until spinach wilts slightly, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing pasta with remaining Parmesan. Bon appétit!