Oven-Ready Family

Lemony Italian Sausage Penne

with Parmesan cheese

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

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

Still want the great flavors and delicious dinners you've come to expect from Home Chef, but a fraction of the time and barely any work? These oven-ready offerings were made with you in mind. Just follow the assembly instructions, pop it in the oven, and voila! It's like you worked over a hot stove for hours (we'll keep your secret.)

In Your Box (serves 4)

  • Info
    16 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • 16 oz. Italian Pork Sausage
  • 8 oz. Sliced Yellow Squash
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • Info
    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ oz. Parsley
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Pepper

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
    640
  • Carbohydrates
    57g
  • Fat
    34g
  • Protein
    31g
  • Sodium
    1350mg

Recipe Steps

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

    Turn oven on to 425 degrees. Let preheat, at least 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry.

    Pierce tomatoes with a fork.

    Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary. Crumble into small pieces.

    Divide tomatoes, squash, Italian sausage, and 1 tsp. olive oil evenly between both provided trays.

  2. 2

    Start the Italian Sausage and Vegetables

    Bake uncovered in hot oven until Italian sausage begins to brown, 10-15 minutes.

    Sausage will finish baking in a later step.

    While meal bakes, zest and halve lemon. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half.

    Carefully remove both trays from oven. Evenly divide pasta, cream base, cream cheese, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. lemon zest, 1/4 tsp. salt, garlic pepper, 1 Tbsp. water, and half the shredded cheese (reserve remaining for garnish) between both trays. Cream cheese will melt as meal bakes. Stir to combine. Tray will be hot. Use a utensil!

  3. 3

    Bake the Meal

    Bake again uncovered in hot oven until pasta is heated through and Italian sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 10-12 minutes.

    While meal bakes, stem and tear parsley.

    Carefully remove both trays from oven. Stir until combined.

    To serve, garnish with parsley and remaining shredded cheese. Squeeze lemon wedges over to taste. Bon appétit!

Home Chef: Fresh Ingredient Delivery To Cook At Home

Home Chef is a meal kit delivery service - order and receive home food delivery weekly. Choose from 21 fresh recipes featuring steak, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian options, and beyond to meet your cooking needs each week.