Three Cheese Cremini Cavatappi

with baby spinach and peas

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

Many fake quotes go round the Internet, but we're very sure that Patrick Henry said “give me pasta or give me death.” Really, when given a bowl of cavatappi with rich mushrooms, sweet peas, and not one, not two, but three cheeses, what else are you going to say? As the patriot Nathan Hale said, “I only regret, that I have but one pasta dish to eat from Home Chef this week.” Tip: If you're looking for the right texture for the sauce, dip a spoon in and see how well it sticks to the back. If it coats, you're good to go.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
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    1 oz. Cheese and Garlic Croutons
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    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp. Hot Sauce
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    6 oz. Cavatappi Pasta
  • 5 oz. Peas
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    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut mushrooms into ¼" slices. Coarsely chop spinach. Coarsely crush croutons.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Vegetables

    Cook the Vegetables

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add mushrooms to hot pan and cook undisturbed, 3 minutes. Then stir occasionally until mushrooms are browned, 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic salt.

  • Step 4 - Make the Sauce

    Make the Sauce

    Stir in ½ cup pasta cooking water and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add cream cheese and stir occasionally until thoroughly combined, 1-2 minutes. Stir in cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese until melted, 30-60 seconds.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish

    Finish the Dish

    Add peas and spinach. Stir occasionally until spinach is wilted, 2-3 minutes. Stir in pasta, coating with sauce. If sauce is too thick, add additional pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Remove from burner. Add a pinch of salt and hot sauce (to taste). Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with croutons. Bon appétit!

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