Mexicali Cheesy Penne

with corn and poblano

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

Vegetarian
A note about serious food allergies

Here's your creamy, comfy bowl of pasta, with a twist: instead of classic Italian flavors for soothing and solace, Mexican ingredients and spices form a simple yet elegant meal. Sweet corn, crunch tortilla strips, and zesty poblano combine for forkful after forkful of deliciousness, all with a cheesy, melty sauce so divine, you'll melt in its presence. Pasta has never felt so perfecto.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Green Onions
  • Info
    6 oz. Penne Pasta
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 1 Ear of Corn
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. Taco Seasoning
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Light Cream
  • Info
    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar-Jack Cheese
  • Info
    1 oz. Sour Cream
  • Info
    1 oz. Crispy Jalapeños
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    725
  • Carbohydrates
    81g
  • Fat
    31g
  • Protein
    19g
  • Sodium
    1251mg

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
    1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and return to pot to keep warm. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients
    2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem poblano pepper, seed, halve lengthwise, and slice into ½”-wide strips. Remove husk from corn, rinse, and carefully remove kernels from cob. Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle. Halve tomatoes.

  • Step 3 - Start the Sauce
    3

    Start the Sauce

    Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, corn, poblano (to taste), green onions (reserving a pinch for garnish), ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Cook until brown and tender, 4-6 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning.

  • Step 4 - Finish the Sauce
    4

    Finish the Sauce

    Add cream, pasta water, cheese, pasta, tomatoes, and sour cream. Stir constantly until cheese melts, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner. Season with ¼ tsp. salt.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish
    5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with crispy jalapéno (to taste) and remaining green onions. Bon appétit!