Oven-Ready

Tomato Florentine Penne with Pork and Bacon Meatballs

easy prep & pan included

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Ground Pork
  • ½ oz. Crumbled Bacon
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • ½ oz. Baby Spinach
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    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
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    8 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
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    1 oz. Ricotta
  • 6 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
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    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs

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.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    811
  • Carbohydrates
    57g
  • Fat
    45g
  • Protein
    45g
  • Sodium
    1663mg

Recipe Steps

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

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. When ingredient appears in recipe, remove from packaging. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Combine pasta, tomatoes,spinach, cream base, marinara, ¼ tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. mix well.

  2. 2

    MAKE THE MEATBALLS

    Combine ground pork, panko, half of parmesa and half the cheese (reserve remaining for topping), ricotta and ¼ tsp salt in a mixing bowl. Form into six equally-sized meatballs. Place meatballs on top of pasta and sauce.

  3. 3

    FINISH THE DISH

    Bake uncovered in hot oven until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 25-30 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. Garnish with red pepper flakes and remaining parmesan. Bon appétit!

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