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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

with Sausage and Orange Wedges

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Why add ricotta cheese to pancakes? Because it makes them impossibly light and tender. Their ethereal texture and lemony bounce will send you into your day dreaming of clouds, sheep, and other fluffy-wuffy things. If anything brings you back down to earth, it’ll be the links of sausage on the side with their big, bold, and meaty juices.

Allergens:EggsMilkWheat

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

Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

1 unit

Lemon

1 unit

Orange

4 ounce

Breakfast Sausage

2 unit

Eggs

(ContainsEggs)

⅔ cup

Milk

(ContainsMilk)

4 ounce

Ricotta Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

¼ teaspoon

Nutmeg

1 teaspoon

Flour

(ContainsWheat)

1 teaspoon

Baking Powder

Not included in your delivery

3 tablespoon

Sugar

1 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil

1.5 tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

Salt

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2218 kJ
Calories530 kcal
Fat25 g
Saturated Fat10 g
Carbohydrate57 g
Sugar22 g
Dietary Fiber4 g
Protein23 g
Cholesterol195 mg
Sodium500 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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Small Bowl
Zester
Pan
Large Bowl
Whisk
Bowl
Baking Sheet
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat and Prep
Preheat and Prep
1

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Zest lemon until you have 1 tsp zest, then halve and squeeze juice into a small bowl. Slice orange into wedges.

Cook Sausage
Cook Sausage
2

Add sausage to a medium pan over medium-high heat. Cook until browned on all sides and cooked through, 7-10 minutes. Reduce heat to low to keep sausage warm until rest of meal is ready.

Mix Ingredients
Mix Ingredients
3

While sausage cooks, crack eggs into a large bowl. Add 3 TBSP sugar and whisk vigorously until smooth. Whisk in ⅔ cup milk (we sent more), then whisk in ricotta. Add lemon zest and 3 TBSP lemon juice and stir to combine.

Make Batter
Make Batter
4

In a medium bowl, combine ¼ tsp nutmeg (we sent more), ¼ tsp salt, flour, and baking powder. Add to bowl with egg mixture and stir until just combined. TIP: Don’t overmix the ingredients—you should have a slightly lumpy batter.

Cook Pancakes
Cook Pancakes
5

Heat 1 tsp oil (or butter) in a large pan (use a nonstick pan if you have one). Working in batches, add batter ¼ cup at a time, making round pancakes. Cook until bottoms are golden brown and tops are bubbly, 3-4 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until golden brown on other side, 2-3 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat until all batter is used.

Plate and Serve
Plate and Serve
6

Divide pancakes between plates. Top each with a bit of butter (we used ½ TBSP per person). (TIP: Add a drizzle of maple syrup, if you have it.) Serve with sausage and orange wedges on the side.