Family Meal

Tex-Mex-Style Pork and Poblano Penne

with crispy tortilla strips

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 4)

  • 20 oz. Ground Pork
  • Info
    16 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • Info
    4 oz. Shredded Oaxacan Cheese
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 3 oz. Corn Kernels
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    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 4 Green Onions
  • 1 oz. Tortilla Strips
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    ½ oz. Flour
  • 1½ Tbsp. Chile and Cumin Rub
Contains: FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Blue No. 2, and FD&C Red No. 40
Food intolerance information

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    700
  • Carbohydrates
    55g
  • Fat
    35g
  • Protein
    42g
  • Sodium
    1490mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 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
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim and thinly slice green onions, keeping white and green portions separate.

    Stem poblano pepper, seed, and cut into 1/2" dice. Poblano peppers can vary in spice level; most are mild, but a few can be quite hot. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping.

  2. 2

    Cook the Pork and Vegetables

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, pork, poblano, white portions of green onions, and 1/2 tsp. salt to hot pan.

    Break up mixture until poblanos are tender, no pink remains on pork, and pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 5-7 minutes.

  3. 3

    Make the Sauce

    Add flour to pan and stir until no dry flour remains.

    Add 13/4 cups water, softened cream cheese, corn, chile and cumin rub, 1/2 tsp salt, and a pinch of pepper. Bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir often until cream cheese is melted and mixture has slightly thickened, 4-6 minutes.

  4. 4

    Add the Pasta and Cheese

    Add pasta, half the shredded cheese (reserve remaining for garnish), and 1/4 tsp. salt to pan and stir until cheese has melted and sauce coats pasta.

    Remove from burner. Rest, 3 minutes.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing pasta with tortilla strips, remaining shredded cheese, and green portions of green onions. Bon appétit!

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