Meal Kit

Roasted Red Pepper Italian Sausage Risotto

with Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk

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Ciao! Italian food is more than just pizza and pasta, but you already know that, you're an avowed culinarian. (We know you are; you order our food!) Risotto, for example, is a classic Italian food, creamy and decadent and all kinds of yum. Here, we've got slightly feisty Italian sausage, fresh spinach and peppers, and a dash of heat with red pepper flakes, all served on that classic bed of creamy rice. Delizioso!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • ¾ cup Arborio Rice
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • Info
    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp. Chicken Broth Concentrate
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 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 ground beef, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 4, breaking up until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 4, breaking up until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.

  • If using shrimp, pat dry. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 4, cooking until shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop spinach.

    Halve bell pepper. Remove stem and seeds.

    Mince garlic.

    Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.

  2. 2

    Roast the Bell Pepper

    Place bell pepper on prepared baking sheet, cut-side down, and top with 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Roast in hot oven until tender, 16-18 minutes.

    Remove from oven. Rest until cool, 5-10 minutes.

    Once cool enough to handle, transfer to clean cutting board and coarsely chop.

    While bell pepper roasts, continue recipe.

  3. 3

    Cook the Risotto

    Place a medium pot over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add rice and half the garlic (reserve remaining for topping) to hot pot. Stir occasionally until rice is toasted and opaque, 1-2 minutes.

    Add 1 cup boiling water to pot with rice. Rice should just be covered by water. Stir often until nearly all water is absorbed. Add 1/2 cup boiling water and stir often again until nearly all water is absorbed. Repeat this process, stirring often, 15-18 minutes.

    Taste risotto as you cook, checking for tenderness. When rice has no more “bite” or crunch, it's done. There may be water left.

    Remove from burner. Stir in butter, 1/4 tsp. salt, and cheese. Cover and set aside.

    While risotto cooks, continue recipe.

  4. 4

    Cook the Italian Sausage

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

    Add 2 tsp. olive oil and Italian sausage to hot pan. Break up until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

  5. 5

    Add Pepper and Finish Dish

    Add chicken base, 1/4 cup water, roasted bell pepper, remaining garlic, red pepper flakes (to taste), and spinach to hot pan. Bring to a boil.

    Once boiling, stir occasionally until spinach is wilted, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping risotto with Italian sausage mixture. Bon appétit!

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