Meal Kit

Pork Sausage Rigatoni

With Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, and Pepitas

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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This hearty pasta pairs the best of autumnal vegetables with smoky, sweet Italian pork sausage. The crowning additions of garlic, creamy goat cheese, and buttery toasted pumpkin seeds – also known as pepitas - make this dish unique and satisfying.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 6 oz. Butternut Squash, Cubed
  • Info
    6 oz. Mezzi Rigatoni
  • 1 Zucchini
  • Info
    1½ oz. Goat Cheese Crumbles
  • 1 oz. Baby Arugula
  • ½ oz. Pepitas
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Italian Sausage Links

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.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Pan
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Pan

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

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with foil or use a nonstick baking sheet. Mince garlic. Dice zucchini into half rounds.

  2. 2

    Roast the Vegetables

    In a mixing bowl, combine the butternut squash, zucchini, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Evenly arrange vegetables on the prepared baking sheet, ensuring there is no overlap.Place in oven to bake for 10-12 minutes, or until roasted and slightly caramelized. Remove from oven and reserve.

  3. 3

    Cook the Sausages

    Warm 2 tsp. olive oil in a medium oven-safe pan over medium heat. Add sausages and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until browned. Remove from heat and place in oven to roast for 8-10 minutes, or until sausages are firm to the touch and slightly crisped.

  4. 4

    Cook the Rigatoni

    Bring a medium pot 6 cups of lightly salted water to a boil. Put a colander in the sink. Add rigatoni and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain water and return rigatoni to pot. Reserve.

  5. 5

    Prepare the Sauce

    In a separate pan, sauté 2 Tbsp. olive oil and the garlic over medium heat for 1 minute, or until translucent and aromatic. Then add the roasted butternut squash and zucchini, coating with garlic. Add the cooked rigatoni and baby arugula and stir over medium heat for 1 minute, or until arugula begins to wilt. Salt and pepper to taste.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Ladle a serving of the pasta on a plate. Nestle two sausages next to the pasta. Garnish with goat cheese and pepitas.

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