Meal Kit

Italian Sausage & Peppers Rigatoni

with spinach and Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check 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!
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)

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

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)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

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
  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    Cook the Pasta

    Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes.

    Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander.

    While pasta boils, cook vegetables.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    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!

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