15 Minute Meal Kit

Queso Fundido Cavatappi with Poblano Pepper and Cilantro

stovetop cooking

Prep & Cook Time: 10-15 min.

Cook Within: 4 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Spicy

Contains: Milk, 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!
A note about serious food allergies

Mac and cheese is kid stuff; this is "Queso Fundido Cavatappi with Poblano Pepper and Cilantro." This is a meal for serious adulting adults, who don't just want creamy cheese and pasta, with maybe a bit of meat and a bit of vegetables for balance. Grown-up meal. Pays its taxes and mows the lawn! (It's some really yummy mac and cheese.)

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Ground Pork
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    8 oz. Cooked Cavatappi Pasta
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
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    3.7 oz. Cheese Sauce
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    1 oz. Queso Fresco
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    1 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • ¼ fl. oz. Hot Sauce
  • 2 tsp. Taco 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 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

Customize It Instructions

  • If using Impossible burger, follow same instructions as pork in Step 2, breaking up burger into small pieces and cooking until heated through, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using ground beef, follow same instructions as pork in Step 2, breaking up meat until no pink remains and beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as pork in Step 2, breaking up meat until no pink remains and turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.

  • If using steak strips, separate into a single layer and pat dry. Follow same instructions as pork in Step 2, stirring occasionally until no pink remains and steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince cilantro, leaves and stems.

    Stem poblano pepper, seed, and cut into 1/2" dice . Poblano peppers can vary in spice level; most are mild, but a few can be quite hot. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping.

  2. 2

    Cook the Ground Pork

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, ground pork, poblano pepper, seasoning blend, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan.

    Break up meat until no pink remains and pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees , 5-7 minutes.

  3. 3

    Add the Sauce and Pasta

    Add cheese sauce, cream cheese, and 2 Tbsp. water to hot pan. Stir occasionally until combined and warmed through, 1-2 minutes.

    Add pasta and stir until combined.

    Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with hot sauce (to taste), queso fresco, and cilantro. Bon appétit!

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