Beef Ragu and Cavatappi for Dinner
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Beef Ragu and Cavatappi for Dinner

Beef Ragu and Cavatappi for Dinner

with a Loaded Baked Potato for Lunch


Cook it once, eat it twice: tonight’s dinner extras transform into tomorrow’s lunch. That’s thanks to special added ingredients that can easily be heated up, even at the office (your coworkers will be amazed, trust us). For the first meal in this 2-in-1 recipe, cavatappi is smothered in a rich, beef and zucchini ragu, topped with Parmesan and chili flakes for a kick. The next day, this delicious ragu is transformed into a comforting classic, draped over a hearty baked potato and topped with tangy sour cream, Monterey Jack cheese, and a dash of hot sauce. Talk about fully-loaded.

The Lunch Loaded Baked Potato information is as follows: Calories: 840, Fat: 38 g, Saturated Fat: 18 g, Carbohydrate: 82 g, Sugar: 14 g, Fiber: 8 g, Protein: 42 g, Cholesterol: 145 mg, Sodium: 880 mg. The nutrition facts panel below represents the nutrient values for the Beef Ragu and Cavatappi


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

Total Time55 minutes


serving amount

2 unit

Russet Potato

1 unit

Yellow Onion

2 unit


2 clove


20 ounce

Ground Beef

3 tablespoon

Tomato Paste

1 tablespoon

Italian Seasoning

13.76 ounce

Crushed Tomatoes

1 unit

Beef Stock Concentrate

6 ounce

Cavatappi Pasta

(Contains Wheat)

¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese

(Contains Milk)

1 teaspoon

Chili Flakes

4 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

½ cup

Monterey Jack Cheese

(Contains Milk)

2 teaspoon

Hot Sauce

Not included in your delivery

1 tablespoon

Vegetable Oil

2 tablespoon


(Contains Milk)

Kosher Salt



Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3682 kJ
Calories880 kcal
Fat42 g
Saturated Fat20 g
Carbohydrate85 g
Sugar13 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein43 g
Cholesterol140 mg
Sodium680 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.


Baking Sheet
Large Pan


Bake Potatoes

Adjust rack to middle position; preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry all produce. Using a fork, poke holes all over potatoes, then rub skin with a drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake until tender when pierced with a knife, 50-60 minutes. Remove from oven.

Prep and Cook Beef

Meanwhile, halve, peel, and dice onion. Trim zucchini, then quarter lengthwise. Cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick pieces. Mince or grate garlic. Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and beef. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned, 4-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Make Ragu

If needed, pour out and discard any excess fat from pan, then stir in zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. (TIP: If pan seems dry, add another drizzle of oil.) Add garlic, tomato paste, and Italian Seasoning. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add tomatoes and their liquid, stock concentrate, 1 cup water, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook Pasta

Meanwhile, add cavatappi to pot of boiling water. Cook until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water, then drain well and return to pot. Stir in 2 TBSP butter until melted.

Finish Dinner

Stir half the ragu into pot with pasta. (TIP: If mixture seems thick, stir in reserved cooking water, 1 TBSP at a time, until saucy.) Taste and season with salt and pepper. Divide finished pasta between bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan and chili flakes (to taste).

Make Lunch

Once potatoes are cool enough to handle, halve lengthwise, stopping ¾ of the way through. Gently pull potatoes open, season with salt and pepper, then divide between reusable containers. Top with remaining ragu and refrigerate overnight. Pack sour cream, cheese, and hot sauce with lunch. When ready to eat, microwave potatoes on high until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Dollop with sour cream, sprinkle with cheese, and drizzle with hot sauce (to taste).