Family Meal

One-Pot Creamy Sausage and Spinach Orzotto

with basil pesto tomatoes

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 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
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    12 oz. Orzo Pasta
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
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    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 4 oz. Baby Spinach
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    2 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
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    4 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp. Chicken Broth Concentrate

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 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 the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop spinach.

    Core tomatoes and cut into 1/2" dice.

    Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into 1/4" dice.

    Mince garlic.

    Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.

  2. 2

    Marinate the Tomatoes

    In a mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, half the pesto (reserve remaining for orzotto), and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Cook the Sausage

    Place a large 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. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  4. 4

    Start the Orzotto

    Return pan used to cook sausage to medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add onion to hot pan and stir occasionally until tender and lightly browned, 6-8 minutes.

    Add garlic and cook, 1 minute.

  5. 5

    Finish Orzotto and Finish Dish

    Add 3 cups water, chicken base, and orzo. Cover, and bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir occasionally until orzo is tender, 10-12 minutes.

    Stir in 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, spinach, cream base, remaining pesto, Parmesan, and sausage. Stir occasionally until spinach is lightly wilted, 1-2 minutes.

    If too thick, add additional water, 1 tsp. at a time and up to 1/4 cup, until desired consistency is reached. Remove from burner.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping orzotto with marinated tomatoes. Bon appétit!

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