Italian Sausage Pesto Cavatappi

with asparagus and mushrooms

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

A note about serious food allergies

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    6 oz. Cavatappi Pasta
  • 2 Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • Info
    1 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
  • Info
    2 oz. Sour Cream
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 5 oz. Asparagus
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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  • Carbohydrates
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  • Protein
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 7-9 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim woody ends off asparagus and cut into 1” lengths. Cut mushrooms into ¼" slices. Remove sausage from casing.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Sausage

    Cook the Sausage

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add sausage to hot pan and stir often until no pink remains, 3-5 minutes. Remove from burner. Transfer sausage to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  • 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 mushrooms to hot pan. Stir occasionally until browned, 3-5 minutes. Add asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish

    Finish the Dish

    Add cooked pasta, sausage, and reserved pasta water.
    Stir until warmed through, then remove from burner. Stir in pesto, sour cream, and Parmesan (reserve a pinch for garnish). Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with reserved Parmesan. Bon appétit!