Sausage Rigatoni with Tomato Cream Sauce
and garlic bread
Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.
Cook Within: 5 days
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Spice Level: Not Spicy
Contains: Milk, Wheat
Pommes Annas, Hollendaise sauces, flautas… we lead you on a lot of culinary adventures. But we also understand that some nights are not for expanding skills. Some nights are for getting a tasty and easy dinner on the table. This bowl of pasta with garlic bread on the side practically appears in a blink of an eye. It's just stirring and putting things in the oven… perfect for that day when you just want to put your feet up.
In Your Box (serves 2)
- 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage
- 2 oz. Baby Spinach
- 2 Tbsp. Tomato Puree
- 2 Garlic Cloves
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Nutrition (per serving) VPrz2YPR
You Will Need
- Cooking Spray
- 1 Colander
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 1 Medium Pot
- 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
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 16 oz. Italian sausage, follow same instructions as 8 oz. Italian sausage, working in batches, if necessary.
If using ground beef, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.
If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.
Cook the Pasta
Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes.Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside.While pasta cooks, continue recipe.
Prepare the Ingredients
Mince garlic.Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.Halve roll, if necessary. Place roll halves on prepared baking sheet, cut side up. Top with softened butter and half the garlic (reserve remaining for sausage).
Cook the Italian Sausage
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.Add Italian sausage to hot, dry pan and stir occasionally, breaking up into pieces, until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.Add remaining garlic and stir until aromatic, 30-60 seconds.While Italian sausage cooks, continue recipe.
Toast the Garlic Bread
Toast garlic bread in hot oven until lightly browned, 5-7 minutes.While garlic bread toasts, continue recipe.
Make Sauce and Finish Dish
Add 1/4 cup pasta cooking water, tomato puree, cream base, and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pan with Italian sausage. Bring to a boil.Once boiling, stir in pasta and spinach. Stir occasionally until spinach has wilted, 1-2 minutes.Remove from burner. If sauce is too thick, add additional pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!
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