Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto and Sausage Pasta
with Spinach and Parmesan
Creamy rigatoni and sun-dried tomato pesto...need we say more? Italian sausage, spinach and zucchini make this dreamy pasta a hearty dinner. Get ready to devour it!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Mild Italian Sausage, uncased
Chicken Broth Concentrate
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Parmesan Cheese, shredded
Cream Sauce Spice Blend
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, wash and dry all produce. Heat Guide for Step 6: 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) mild, 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) medium and 1 tsp (2 tsp) spicy! Add 10 cups water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Add rigatoni to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min. Reserve 1/4 cup (1/2 cup) pasta water, then drain and return rigatoni to the same pot, off heat.
Meanwhile, roughly chop spinach. Cut zucchini into 1/2-inch pieces.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 3-4 min. Season with salt and pepper, then transfer to a plate.
Heat the same pan over medium-high. Add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then sausage and garlic puree. Cook, breaking up sausage into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.** Carefully drain and discard excess fat. Add onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3-4 min. Add Cream Sauce Spice Blend. Cook, stirring often, until sausage is coated, 1 min.Season with salt and pepper.
Add 1/2 cup (1 cup) milk and broth concentrate to the pan with sausage. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens slightly, 1-2 min. Add zucchini and spinach. Cook, stirring often, until spinach wilts, 1-2 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Add sauce mixture, reserved pasta water and sun-dried tomato pesto to the pot with rigatoni. Stir to combine. Divide pasta between bowls. Sprinkle Parmesan and 1/4 tsp chili flakes over top. (NOTE: Reference heat guide.)