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Perfect Penne Bake

Perfect Penne Bake

with Chicken Sausage and Kale

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When we say this recipe is perfect, we really mean it. It’s got all the gooey deliciousness of lasagna with none of the hassle or tedious layering. Featuring tender kale, meaty chicken sausage, a healthy sprinkle of cheese, and penne cooked until it’s just al dente, everything about it is a pasta-lover’s fantasy.

Tags:Spicy
Allergens:WheatMilk

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

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

9 ounce

Italian Chicken Sausage Mix

1 unit

Red Onion

2 clove

Garlic

1 can

Diced Tomatoes

¼ ounce

Thyme

6 ounce

Penne Pasta

(ContainsWheat)

4 ounce

Kale

½ cup

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

1 tablespoon

Tuscan Heat Spice

Not included in your delivery

unit

Salt

unit

Pepper

1 tablespoon

Olive Oil

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Calories763 kcal
Fat23 g
Saturated Fat8 g
Carbohydrate88 g
Sugar12 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein52 g
Cholesterol149 mg
Sodium993 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.
Utensils
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Large Pot
Large Pan
Strainer
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Preheat and prep
Preheat and prep
1

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Halve, peel, and dice red onion. Mince or grate garlic. Remove large ribs and stems from kale and discard. Coarsely chop leaves. Strip leaves from thyme and discard the stems.

Cook sausage
Cook sausage
2

Heat 1 TBSP olive oil in a large, ovenproof pan over high heat. Slice sausage into thin rounds. Add to pan in a single layer and cook until browned at edges, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.

Cook aromatics
Cook aromatics
3

Reduce heat to medium-high. Add onion and cook until softened, 3-5 minutes. Toss in garlic and 1 tsp Tuscan heat spice (we sent more) and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Boil pasta and kale
Boil pasta and kale
4

Once water is boiling, add penne to pot. After 8-9 minutes, add kale to pot. Cook until kale is softened and penne is al dente, 2-3 minutes more. Drain.

Simmer tomatoes
Simmer tomatoes
5

Stir diced tomatoes and thyme into pan with onion. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer until penne is ready. Once penne is done, stir sausage into pan, followed by kale and penne. Season to taste with salt and pepper

Bake and finish
Bake and finish
6

Sprinkle penne mixture with mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake in oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.