Meal Kit

Porcini and Pork Meatballs over Gemelli Pasta

with peas and smoked almonds

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy, Tree Nuts (Almonds)

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Peckish for a perfect palate pleaser? Pick this! Pork, mixed with porcinis and parsley, is formed into delightful little spheres. Those meatballs perch on a plate of phenomenal pasta, dotted with playful peas. A pinch of almonds on the top with parsley and you'll declare this meal positively priceless.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Ground Pork
  • ¼ oz. Dried Porcini Mushrooms
  • 2 tsp. Chicken Broth Concentrate
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    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Info
    6 oz. Gemelli Pasta
  • ¼ oz. Parsley
  • 2 oz. Peas
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    ½ oz. Smoked Almonds
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    4 oz. Light Cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Meatloaf Seasoning

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Colander
  • 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 Mushrooms and Cook Pasta

    Place mushrooms in a mixing bowl. Cover with ½ cup boiling water from medium pot. Set aside, 10-15 minutes. Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente, 12-13 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop almonds. Mince parsley, leaves and stems. Remove mushrooms from bowl and mince. Reserve water.

  3. 3

    Make the Meatballs

    Thoroughly combine ground pork, panko, mushrooms, half the parsley (reserve remaining for garnish), ¼ cup reserved mushroom water, meatloaf seasoning, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in another mixing bowl. Divide and shape mixture into eight golf ball-sized meatballs.

  4. 4

    Cook the Meatballs

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add meatballs to hot pan and stir occasionally until browned all over, 5-7 minutes. Add ½ cup reserved pasta cooking water. Cover, and reduce heat to medium. Stir occasionally until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes. If using ground turkey, once pan is covered and heat reduced to medium, stir occasionally until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 6-8 minutes. Remove meatballs to a plate. Keep pan over medium-high heat.

  5. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Add cream and chicken base to hot pan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add pasta and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. If sauce is too thick, add additional pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Stir in peas and a pinch of salt and pepper and cook until warmed through, 1 minute. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing meatballs on pasta and garnishing with almonds and reserved parsley. Bon appétit!

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