Meal Kit

Portuguese Truffled Spaghetti

With Chickpeas, Pimentão, and Mushrooms

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Wheat

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  • Vegetarian

This comforting take on traditional spaghetti is elevated by truffle oil and the massa de pimentão, which is a Portuguese red pepper sauce. Growing up, I remember spending September days in my grandparents’ garage, manually grinding peppers to be mixed with salt and then canned for massa de pimentão. The zesty and sweet red pepper plays off the earthy truffle oil beautifully in this dish, and it’s a great way to pack two full servings of fiber- and mineral-rich veggies into your meal.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 24 oz. Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 15½ oz. Canned Chickpeas
  • 15 oz. Diced Tomatoes, Canned
  • Info
    8 oz. Spaghetti
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1 fl. oz. Truffle Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Basil Sprigs

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large 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

    Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Dice red bell pepper. Peel and dice onion. Finely chop basil. Mince garlic cloves. Slice mushrooms. Drain and rinse chickpeas.

  2. 2

    Cook the Pasta

    Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Put a colander in the sink. Once water is boiling, add the spaghetti. Cook for 7-8 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

  3. 3

    Prepare the Sauce

    Heat half the truffle oil in a large pan and sauté onions over medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add chickpeas and cook until all liquid has evaporated and chickpeas begin to crisp on the outside. Stir frequently to avoid burning.

  4. 4

    Finish the Sauce

    Add mushrooms to the pan, stirring occasionally for 4-5 minutes. Then add red bell pepper, tomatoes (with juice from can), tomato paste, and pimentão paste and turn heat to low. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  5. 5

    Plate the Dish

    Place a serving of spaghetti on a plate, twirling as you go to create some height. Add a ladle or two of sauce. Drizzle remaining truffle oil over the pasta. Garnish with fresh basil and a crack of black pepper.

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