Meal Kit

Italian Sausage & Peppers Rigatoni

with spinach and Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

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)

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

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)

  • Calories
    730
  • Carbohydrates
    82g
  • Fat
    31g
  • Protein
    35g
  • Sodium
    1550mg

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

Customize It Instructions

  • If using 16 oz. Italian sausage, follow same instructions as 8 oz. Italian sausage, working in batches if necessary.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up turkey until no pink remains and turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.

  • If using Impossible burger, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up burger until heated through, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using steak strips, separate into a single layer, pat dry, and coarsely chop. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, stirring occasionally until no pink remains and steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water in medium pot is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes.

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

    While pasta boils, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    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 Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.

  3. 3

    Cook the Sausage

    Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.

    Add Italian sausage to hot pan. Break up into pieces until no pink remains and Italian sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Transfer sausage to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  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 and stir to combine. Cover, and stir occasionally until vegetables are softened, 5-7 minutes.

  5. 5

    Finish Sauce and Finish Dish

    Add sausage, marinara, and reserved pasta cooking water to hot pan. Bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir occasionally until heated through, 4-5 minutes.

    Stir in spinach, pasta, and half the cheese (reserve remaining for garnish). Cook until spinach has wilted slightly, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with remaining cheese. Bon appétit!

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