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: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 4)

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

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    650
  • Carbohydrates
    54g
  • Fat
    35g
  • Protein
    33g
  • Sodium
    1650mg

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, 1/3 the garlic pepper (reserve remaining for sauce), and 1 Tbsp. water in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

    Combine 11/2 cups water with 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.

    Remove from burner. 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.

    Remove from burner. 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 base, 3/4 cup tomatoes (remaining is yours to use as you please), 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

    Stir sausage, broccoli, pasta, and a pinch of salt into hot pan until combined. Gently press down in pan to form an even layer. Top with shredded cheese.

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

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

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