Meal Kit

Ricotta Rigatoni Casserole

with garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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“Comforting” isn't just cute dog videos on the Internet, or the first evening it stays light past six pm… it's also that most ultimate of comfort foods, a big ol' plateful of pasta. This one has not one, not two, but three kinds of cheese: gooey mozzarella, creamy ricotta, and nutty Parmesan. Fresh, healthy spinach and herbaceous oregano… this is the best pasta. Would Eat. 13/10. Tip: Easy way to remove oregano from stem: just pinch the top and run your fingers down the stem. Presto! The leaves should just fall off. Bunch all the leaves into a pile, then chop to desired size.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • Info
    1 French Roll
  • 10 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • Info
    5 oz. Ricotta
  • Info
    5 oz. Rigatoni
  • 0.125 oz. Oregano

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
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish

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

  • Meat lovers! If using protein, add to casserole dish before baking, or serve on the side. If using chicken, pat dry and cut into 1" dice on a separate cutting board. Season all over with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Stir occasionally with 2 tsp. olive oil in a pot used to cook pasta over medium-high heat until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes. Wipe pot clean before cooking casserole. If using ground turkey, season with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Stir occasionally with 2 tsp. olive oil in a pot used to cook pasta over medium-high heat until no pink remains, 7-9 minutes. Wipe pot clean before cooking casserole. If using bacon, line a plate with a paper towel. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add bacon to hot pan. Flip occasionally until crisp, 6-8 minutes. Transfer to towel-lined plate to remove excess oil. Crumble, and stir half into the casserole. Garnish with remaining half.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes.

    Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside.

    Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

    While pasta boils, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop spinach.

    Stem and coarsely chop oregano.

    Separate French roll halves. Halve each slice on an angle.

    Mince garlic.

  3. 3

    Prepare Ricotta and Garlic Bread

    In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta, half the Parmesan, half the oregano (reserve remaining of both for casserole), 2 tsp. olive oil, and a pinch of pepper. Set aside.

    Drizzle roll wedges with 2 tsp. olive oil and top with half the garlic (reserve remaining for casserole).

  4. 4

    Assemble the Casserole

    Return pot used to cook pasta to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add remaining garlic, remaining oregano, and spinach to hot pot. Stir occasionally until aromatic, 30-60 seconds.

    Stir in pasta, half the reserved pasta cooking water, marinara, and a pinch of salt and pepper until combined.If pasta is too dry, add additional pasta cooking water 1 Tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached.

    Remove from burner and stir in mozzarella and remaining Parmesan. Transfer pasta to prepared casserole dish and top with dollops of ricotta mixture.

  5. 5

    Bake Meal and Finish Dish

    Place casserole on one half of prepared baking sheet and cover with foil. Place garlic bread on empty half of baking sheet.

    Bake in hot oven until garlic bread is golden brown and ricotta is warmed through, 5-7 minutes.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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