Penne Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream

with cremini mushrooms, spinach, and Parmesan

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

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We're all about narrowing the gulf between you and a delicious homemade dinner, and we've outdone ourselves with this pasta. There's no giant pot of boiling water to deal with and no colander to dig out of your cupboard. One pan and a trusty wooden spoon are all you need to put this dinner on the table. Meaty cremini mushrooms in a creamy mixture of tangy sun-dried tomatoes and fresh spinach make for a meal that's all comfort and no hassle.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Info
    8 oz. Penne Pasta
  • 1¾ oz. Julienned Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 2 tsp. Vegetable Base
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Light Cream
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    1 oz. Shaved Parmesan
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    778
  • Carbohydrates
    117g
  • Fat
    24g
  • Protein
    27g
  • Sodium
    1445mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Large Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut mushrooms into ¼" slices. Peel and mince shallot. Mince garlic.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Mushrooms
    2

    Cook the Mushrooms

    Heat a large pan over medium-high heat with 2 tsp. olive oil. Add mushrooms and shallot to hot pan and stir often until browned and tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes (to taste) and cook 1 minute. Season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper and transfer to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 3 - Start the Pasta
    3

    Start the Pasta

    Return pan used to cook mushrooms to high heat. Add 3½ cups water, pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, and vegetable base to hot pan. Pasta should be covered by liquid. Add more water if needed. Stir to incorporate ingredients, bring to a simmer, and reduce heat to medium to maintain simmer. Stir often until pasta is al dente, 12-15 minutes. There should be about 1 cup of liquid remaining in pan.

  • Step 4 - Finish the Pasta
    4

    Finish the Pasta

    Once pasta is tender, add cream and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to medium. Do not boil, as cream sauces can break during boiling. Simmer until sightly thickened, 3 minutes. Season with ½ tsp. salt.

  • Step 5 - Add the Spinach and Parmesan
    5

    Add the Spinach and Parmesan

    Return mushrooms and shallots to pan and add spinach and Parmesan (reserve a pinch for garnish). Stir gently, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook until spinach just begins to wilt, 1 minute.

  • Step 6 - Finish the Dish
    6

    Finish the Dish

    Place a serving of pasta on a plate or in a shallow bowl, garnish with remaining Parmesan, and serve.