Oven-Ready

Tomato Florentine Penne with Pork and Ricotta Meatballs

easy prep & pan included

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

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

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
    779
  • Carbohydrates
    57g
  • Fat
    42g
  • Protein
    43g
  • Sodium
    1707mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

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 ground beef, follow same instructions as ground pork in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered in hot oven until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 25-30 minutes.

  • If using Impossible burger, follow same instructions as ground pork in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered in hot oven until burger is heated through, 23-25 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Combine pasta, spinach, cream sauce base, marinara, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in provided tray.

  2. 2

    Make the Meatballs

    Combine ground pork, panko, garlic salt, half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for topping), and half the ricotta (remaining is yours to do with as you please!) in a mixing bowl. Form into six equally-sized meatballs. Place meatballs on pasta.

  3. 3

    Finish the Dish

    Bake uncovered in hot oven until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 25-30 minutes. Carefully remove tray from oven. Garnish with red pepper flakes (to taste) and remaining Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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