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Creamy Chicken Sausage Rigatoni
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Creamy Chicken Sausage Rigatoni

Creamy Chicken Sausage Rigatoni

with Bell Pepper & Lemon

Are you the type of person who only goes to sporting events for that huge Italian sausage and pepper hoagie? We’re right there with you. This week, our chefs took the beloved dish from stadium fare to elegant weeknight dinner with a few delicious twists. First, they dropped the bready bun and replaced it with al dente rigatoni, along with an ultra-creamy sauce studded with crispy bits of pork sausage and sweet sautéed bell pepper. Psst—did we mention there’s Parmesan cheese in the sauce and sprinkled on top? Yeah, it’s safe to say this dish knocks it out of the park.

Allergens:
Wheat
Milk

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

Total Time25 minutes
Prep Time10 minutes
DifficultyMedium

Ingredients

serving amount

1 unit

Bell Pepper

1 unit

Tomato

1 unit

Lemon

9 ounce

Italian Chicken Sausage Mix

1 teaspoon

Chili Flakes

6 ounce

Rigatoni Pasta

(Contains Wheat)

2 tablespoon

Cream Cheese

(Contains Milk)

3 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

3 tablespoon

Parmesan Cheese

(Contains Milk)

2 unit

Scallions

Not included in your delivery

Salt

Pepper

1 teaspoon

Olive Oil

1 tablespoon

Butter

(Contains Milk)

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Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories840 kcal
Fat36 g
Saturated Fat16 g
Carbohydrate82 g
Sugar9 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein42 g
Cholesterol175 mg
Sodium1400 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

Large Pot
Zester
Large Pan
Paper Towel
Strainer

Instructions

Prep
1

• Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry produce. • Halve, core, and thinly slice bell pepper into strips. Zest and quarter lemon.

Cook Bell Pepper
2

• Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and scallion whites; cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook Sausage
3

• Remove sausage* from casing if necessary; discard casing. Add sausage to pan; cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes. • Season with salt and pepper. If you like things spicy, stir in a pinch of chili flakes and cook until fragrant, 15 seconds. TIP: If there’s excess grease in your pan, carefully pour it out.

Rinse shrimp under cold water and dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper. Swap in shrimp or chicken sausage* for pork sausage; cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, 3-4 minutes for shrimp or 4-6 minutes for sausage.

Cook Pasta
4

• Once water is boiling, add rigatoni to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 9-11 minutes. • Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water, then drain.

Make Sauce
5

•Add tomato to pan with sausage mixture and cook until softened, 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low. • Stir in cream cheese, sour cream, half the Parmesan (save the rest for serving), ¼ cup reserved pasta cooking water, and 1 TBSP butter until thoroughly combined. (For 4 servings, use 1/3 cup reserved pasta cooking water and 2 TBSP butter.) • Season with salt, pepper, and lemon zest to taste. Add drained rigatoni and toss to coat. TIP: If needed, stir in more reserved pasta cooking water a splash at a time until pasta is coated in a creamy sauce.

Serve
6

• Divide pasta between bowls. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan, and a pinch of chili flakes if desired. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Chicken Sausage is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 165°.