Zesty Italian Sausage and Mushroom Penne Bolognese
with pesto ricotta and Parmesan
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 4)
- 16 oz. Italian Pork Sausage
- 8 oz. Marinara Sauce
- 8 oz. Sliced Cremini Mushrooms
- ½ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
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Nutrition (per serving) zPao7GOv
You Will Need
- 1 Mixing Bowl
Before You Cook
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
Prepare the Ingredients
Turn oven on to 425 degrees. Let preheat, at least 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry.Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary. Break into 1" pieces.Evenly divide Italian sausage and mushrooms between provided trays. Spread into an even layer.Bake uncovered in hot oven until sausage starts to brown and mushrooms start to get tender, 10-12 minutes.Sausage will finish baking in a later step.
Make the Sauce
After 10-12 minutes, carefully remove both trays from oven. Divide flour evenly between both trays and stir until no dry flour remains. Trays will be hot! Use a utensil.Evenly divide 1/2 cup water, marinara, cream cheese, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper between both trays. Stir to combine. Cream cheese will melt as meal bakes.Evenly divide pasta and Parmesan between both trays and stir until combined. Cover both trays with foil.
Bake Meal and Make Pesto Ricotta
Bake covered in hot oven until pasta is heated through, sauce thickens, and Italian sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 10-12 minutes.While meal bakes, combine pesto, ricotta, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.Carefully remove both trays from oven.To serve, top each tray with a dollop of pesto ricotta and garnish with red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!
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