Meal Kit

Lemon Cream and Spinach Sausage Spaghetti

with toasted breadcrumbs

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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Maybe you've lived a life of spaghetti with tomato sauce. Nothing wrong with that! We, too, love a good beef and tomato pasta with a can full of Parm on top. But expanding horizons is fun, too, and this spaghetti with slightly spicy sausage, tart lemon, and fresh spinach brings a ton of flavor. And in case you get homesick for your old fav, we've got some Parmesan in here, too. You're welcome!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 5 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    5 oz. Spaghetti
  • 1 Lemon
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Italian Panko Blend

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.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

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 4, breaking up until no pink remains and beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using Impossible burger, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 4, breaking up until no pink remains and burger is heated through, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using steak strips, spread into a single layer, pat dry, and coarsely chop. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 4, 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, 8-10 minutes.

    Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander, then rinse under cold water. Set aside.

    While pasta cooks, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop spinach.

    Zest and halve lemon lengthwise. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half.

    Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.

  3. 3

    Toast the Panko

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

    Add panko to hot, dry pan. Stir constantly until golden brown, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove panko to a mixing bowl. Stir in 1 tsp. lemon zest (reserve remaining for garnish) and set aside. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  4. 4

    Cook the Sausage and Spinach

    Return pan used to cook panko to medium-high heat.

    Add 1 tsp. olive oil, Italian sausage, and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pan. Break into smaller pieces until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

    Add spinach and stir often until wilted, 1-2 minutes.

  5. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Stir cream base, pasta cooking water, cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper into hot pan. Bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir occasionally until combined and thickened, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner and stir in 1 tsp. lemon juice and pasta until combined.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with toasted panko and remaining lemon zest. Squeeze lemon wedges over dish to taste. Bon appétit!

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