Meal Kit

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

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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 where you just want to put your feet up.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • Info
    5 oz. Rigatoni
  • Info
    4 oz. Light Cream
  • Info
    1 French Roll
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • ½ fl. oz. Basil Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves

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

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium 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 16 oz. Italian sausage, follow same instructions, working in batches if necessary.

  • If using Beyond Sausage, crumble into bite-sized pieces. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Steps 3, cooking with 1 tsp. olive oil and stirring occasionally until warmed through, 6-8 minutes. Vegetarian sausage will not brown.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Steps 3, cooking with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper and breaking up meat until no pink remains and turkey reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-9 minutes.

  1. 1

    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, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince garlic.

    Remove Italian sausage from casing.

    Halve French roll. Place roll halves on prepared baking sheet, cut side up. Top with basil oil and half the garlic (reserve remaining for sausage).

  3. 3

    Cook the Italian Sausage

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

    Add Italian sausage to hot 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.

    Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Toast the Bread

    Place baking sheet in hot oven and toast until bread is lightly browned, 5-7 minutes.

    While bread toasts, make sauce.

  5. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Return pan with Italian sausage to medium heat. Add 1/4 cup pasta cooking water, tomato paste, cream, and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pan. Bring to a boil.

    Once boiling, stir in pasta and spinach. Then stir occasionally until spinach is wilted, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner. If 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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