Family Meal

One-Pan Italian Sausage and Tomato Cream Sauce

with broccoli and garlic pepper ricotta

Prep & Cook Time: 50-60 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 4)

  • 16 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • Info
    16 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 6 oz. Crushed Tomatoes
  • 6 oz. Broccoli Florets
  • Info
    2 oz. Ricotta
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    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Pepper

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    630
  • Carbohydrates
    49g
  • Fat
    35g
  • Protein
    32g
  • Sodium
    1520mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Large Oven-Safe Non-Stick Pan
  • 2 Mixing Bowls

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

    Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces.

    Combine ricotta, half the garlic pepper (reserve remaining for sauce), and 1 Tbsp. water in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

    Combine 1 1/2 cups water and cornstarch in another mixing bowl. Set aside.

    Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.

  2. 2

    Cook the Sausage

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

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

    Transfer sausage to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  3. 3

    Cook the Broccoli

    Return pan used to cook sausage to medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add broccoli, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until tender, 5-7 minutes.

    Transfer broccoli to plate with sausage. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Return pan used to cook sausage and broccoli to medium-low heat.

    Add cream sauce, tomatoes, remaining garlic pepper, 1/4 tsp. salt, a pinch of pepper, and cornstarch mixture to hot pan. Stir to combine, then bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir constantly until thickened, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Bake Pasta and Finish Dish

    Add sausage, broccoli, pasta, and a pinch of salt to pan with sauce. Stir to combine. Gently press pasta and sauce down to form an even layer. Top evenly with cheese.

    Transfer pan to hot oven and bake until edges are bubbling and cheese is golden brown, 15-20 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven. Pan handle will be hot! Use an oven mitt.

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

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