Meal Kit

Mushroom Cavatappi and Parmesan Cream

with crispy onions and ricotta

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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What is there to say about creamy ricotta? It hails from all the way back in the Bronze age, it's used in both desserts and savory meals, and it tops this easy-to-make, easier-to-love pasta with aplomb. But it's not the only delight in this dish: the Parmesan sauce is decadent and melds perfectly with the tart tomatoes and rich mushrooms. Crispy onions bring the crunch, but nothing tops the ricotta (literally and figuratively!). You'll be adding dollops to all your plates of pasta from now on. Tip: Make quick work of mincing garlic by smashing the whole clove with the side of your chef's knife. Then rock the knife back and forth, keeping the tip steady by resting your other hand over the top.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 8 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • Info
    6 oz. Cavatappi Pasta
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • Info
    2 oz. Ricotta
  • 2 oz. White Cooking Wine
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • Info
    1 oz. Crispy Fried Onions
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
Contains: Sulfites
Food intolerance information

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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

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

  • Meatlovers! If adding protein, pat dry, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook with 1 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. If using chicken breasts, cut into 1” dice. Stir occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using steak strips, stir occasionally until no pink remains and steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes. If using shrimp, cook until shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side. Add to pasta as desired.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes.

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

    While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut mushrooms into 1/4" slices.

    Halve tomatoes.

    Mince garlic.

  3. 3

    Cook the Vegetables

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add mushrooms and 1/4 tsp. salt to hot pan. Stir occasionally until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.

    Add garlic and tomatoes and stir occasionally until tomatoes are blistered, 1-2 minutes.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Add wine to hot pan and cook until liquid is almost completely evaporated, 30-60 seconds.

    Adding alcohol to a hot pan may cause some flames; use caution.

    Add reserved pasta cooking water, cream, and a pinch of pepper. Bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir occasionally until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes.

    Stir in Parmesan until combined, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Stir pasta into pan until combined. Taste, and add a pinch of pepper, if desired.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with crispy onions and ricotta. Bon appétit!

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