Your Blue Apron Basket

Continue Browsing
Checkout Checkout
Loading...
Continue Browsing
Checkout Checkout
Updating Your Basket…

Get the perfect wine pairings

Enjoy delicious wines from top vineyards and winemakers. Six 500ml bottles arrive at your door every month.

We ship wine to the following states:

We’re sorry…

Currently, we cannot ship wine to Alaska Provide your email address and we will notify you when that changes.

or
We ship wine to the following states:
Select a Different State
We ship wine to the following states:

Creamy Pesto Cavatelli Fill 1 Created with Sketch.

with Mushrooms & Spicy Breadcrumbs

  • Group Created with Sketch.
    Time
    30 min
  • icon_serves Created with Sketch.
    Servings
    2
  • icon_cals Created with Sketch.
    Nutrition
    Est. 870 calories Group 22 Created with Sketch.
    Nutrition Label
    Download

The easy sauce for this pasta highlights our rich basil, cashew, and pine nut pesto and smooth crema bel paese cheese. We’re adding in tender sautéed mushrooms and zucchini, which perfectly blend in with petite cavatelli—a type of pasta whose name is a reference to the “little hollow” at its center.

Get Cooking
fresh
ingredients
tried-and-true
kitchen tools
time-saving
tips & techniques
step-by-step
instructions
Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Quarter the zucchini lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Roughly chop the peppers

Make the spicy breadcrumbs:
2 Make the spicy breadcrumbs:

In a medium pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the breadcrumbs and half the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn off the heat and stir in as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Transfer to a plate; immediately season with salt and pepper. Rinse and wipe out the pan. 

Cook the pasta:
3 Cook the pasta:

While the breadcrumbs toast, add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 9 to 11 minutes, or until al dente (still slightly firm to the bite). Turn off the heat. Reserving ½ cup of the pasta cooking water, drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

Cook the vegetables:
4 Cook the vegetables:

While the pasta cooks, in the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer and cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned. Add the sliced zucchini and remaining chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Finish the pasta & serve your dish:
5 Finish the pasta & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the cooked vegetables, bel paese cheese, and half the reserved pasta cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring vigorously, 1 to 2 minutes, or until coated. If the pasta seems dry, gradually add the remaining pasta cooking water to achieve your desired consistency. Turn off the heat. Stir in the pesto and chopped peppers until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the finished pasta garnished with the spicy breadcrumbs. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

About Blue Apron

Ba hero

Blue Apron delivers original, step-by-step recipes and fresh ingredients to customers nationwide. Our menus change every week, so with each delivery you learn to cook inventive new dishes with seasonal ingredients. By letting us source these hard-to-find ingredients for you, you'll get food that is fresher and cheaper than you can get at your local supermarket, and there's no waste because we only send you what you need for each recipe.

We named our company “Blue Apron” because chefs around the world wear blue aprons when they're learning to cook, and it has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. We believe you're never done learning in the kitchen, so we design our menus to ensure you're always learning new cooking techniques, trying new cuisines, and using unique ingredients.

Blue Apron is a weekly subscription service with no commitment - you can skip a week or cancel at any time with a week's notice. We can't wait to cook with you!

Get This Recipe Delivered
Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Quarter the zucchini lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Roughly chop the peppers

2 Make the spicy breadcrumbs:

In a medium pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the breadcrumbs and half the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn off the heat and stir in as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Transfer to a plate; immediately season with salt and pepper. Rinse and wipe out the pan. 

Make the spicy breadcrumbs:
Cook the pasta:
3 Cook the pasta:

While the breadcrumbs toast, add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 9 to 11 minutes, or until al dente (still slightly firm to the bite). Turn off the heat. Reserving ½ cup of the pasta cooking water, drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

4 Cook the vegetables:

While the pasta cooks, in the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer and cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned. Add the sliced zucchini and remaining chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Cook the vegetables:
Finish the pasta & serve your dish:
5 Finish the pasta & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the cooked vegetables, bel paese cheese, and half the reserved pasta cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring vigorously, 1 to 2 minutes, or until coated. If the pasta seems dry, gradually add the remaining pasta cooking water to achieve your desired consistency. Turn off the heat. Stir in the pesto and chopped peppers until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the finished pasta garnished with the spicy breadcrumbs. Enjoy!