Meal Kit


One-Pan Sausage and Pepper Carbonara

with Parmesan cheese

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 4)

  • Info
    16 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • 16 oz. Italian Pork Sausage
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • Info
    2 oz. Crème Fraîche
  • 2 oz. Crumbled Bacon
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Pepper

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 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
  1. 1

    Prepare Ingredients and Crisp Bacon

    Remove stem, seeds, ribs, and cut pepper into 1/4" slices.

    Line a plate with a paper towel.

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add bacon to hot pan and stir occasionally until bacon crisps, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Transfer bacon to towel-lined plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  2. 2

    Cook the Italian Sausage

    Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.

    Return pan used to crisp bacon to medium-high heat. Add Italian sausage and peppers to hot pan. Break into smaller pieces until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

  3. 3

    Add the Sauce

    Add cream base, crème fraîche, 1/2 cup water, garlic pepper, pesto, half the bacon (reserve remaining for garnish), and a pinch of salt to hot pan. Stir until combined and bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir occasionally until sauce thickens, 3-4 minutes.

  4. 4

    Add the Pasta

    Add pasta to hot pan and stir until coated. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir occasionally until pasta is heated through, 3-4 minutes.

    If too thick, add additional water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping pasta with remaining bacon and cheese. Bon appétit!

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