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Pork Bolognese Pasta Casserole

Pork Bolognese Pasta Casserole

with Mozzarella Cheese and Spinach

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As the temperature continues to drop, it’s impossible not to daydream about cheesy, baked carbs--a dish that really warms your soul. This killer casserole is guaranteed to satisfy those cold weather cravings. In it, you’ll find Italian-spiced ground pork, spinach, and tender bites of al dente penne, all enrobed in a rich tomato sauce. To top things off, there’s a crispy lid of toasty panko and melty mozzarella. The fact that it all comes together in one dish is even more reason to love it.


Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time45 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

6 ounce

Penne Pasta


10 ounce

Ground Pork

1 tablespoon

Tuscan Heat Spice

14 ounce

Marinara Sauce

6.75 ounce



2.5 ounce


1 teaspoon

Chili Flakes

½ cup

Mozzarella Cheese


¼ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs


Not included in your delivery

4 teaspoon

Olive Oil

1 tablespoon





Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)4142 kJ
Calories990 kcal
Fat51 g
Saturated Fat17 g
Carbohydrate88 g
Sugar13 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein47 g
Cholesterol130 mg
Sodium1070 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
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Medium Pot
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Adjust rack to upper position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry all produce.

Cook Pasta
Cook Pasta

Once water boils, add penne to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 9-12 minutes. Drain.

Cook Pork
Cook Pork

Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat (use an ovenproof pan if you have one). Add pork and cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned and cooked through, 6-7 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and Tuscan Heat Spice.

Make Sauce
Make Sauce

Stir marinara sauce, milk, and 1 TBSP butter into pan with pork. Bring to a boil, then stir in chili flakes (to taste) and half the spinach. (TIP: If you want more veg, stir in all the spinach!) Cook until spinach wilts, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Top Pasta
Top Pasta

Stir drained pasta into pan with sauce. Taste and season with salt and pepper. (TIP: If your pan isn’t ovenproof, transfer mixture to a baking dish.) Evenly sprinkle with mozzarella and ¼ cup panko (we sent more). Drizzle with 1 TBSP olive oil.

Bake Pasta and Serve
Bake Pasta and Serve

Bake pasta until panko is browned,12-15 minutes. Divide between plates and serve.