Meal Kit

Ricotta Rigatoni Casserole

with garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 6 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)

  • 10 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
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    5 oz. Ricotta
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
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    2 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • Info
    1 French Roll
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    5 oz. Rigatoni
  • 0.125 oz. Oregano
  • Info
    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan

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

  • Meatlovers! If adding protein, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook with 1 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. If using Impossible burger, break up burger until heated through, 4-6 minutes. If using chicken breasts, pat dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1” pieces. Stir occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. Add to casserole as desired.

  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 the Ricotta and Garlic Bread

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

    Drizzle French 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. Transfer pasta mixture 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.

    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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