Oven-Baked Romesco Beef & Ditali Pasta with Spinach & Tomatoes
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Oven-Baked Romesco Beef & Ditali Pasta

with Spinach & Tomatoes

40 MIN
2 Servings
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    Our new Ready to Cook recipes are the latest addition to our Fast & Easy menu. Featuring pre-chopped ingredients and a recyclable baking tin, these recipes make prep and cleaning a breeze. Just assemble, bake, and enjoy! Here, you'll bake tender beef, ditali pasta, and vegetables in a bold tomato and romesco sauce—a smoky, Spanish-style sauce made with almonds, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and garlic. You'll finish the dish off by stirring in tangy crème fraîche before topping with crunchy almonds.
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    Oven-Baked Romesco Beef & Ditali Pasta with Spinach & Tomatoes
    Title
    • 10 oz Ground Beef
    • 6 oz Ditali Pasta
    • 1 8-Oz Can Tomato Sauce
    • 3 oz Baby Spinach
    • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
    • 3 Tbsps Romesco Sauce (Contains Almonds)
    • 1 Tbsp Spanish Spice Blend (Smoked Paprika, Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Dried Mexican Oregano, Cayenne Pepper & Ground Cinnamon)
    • 2 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
    • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
    • 1 Tbsp Capers
    • 2 Tbsps Dried Currants
    • 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
    • 1 Single-Use Aluminum Tray
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    Prepare the ingredients & make the base
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the base

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. In the tray, combine the spinach, tomato sauce, romesco sauce, tomatoes, capers, currants, and pasta. Add 1 cup of water to the tray. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine.

    Prepare the beef
    2 Prepare the beef

    Add the beef (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding) in an even layer. Season with salt, pepper, and half the spice blend (you will have extra).

    Bake the tray & serve your dish
    3 Bake the tray & serve your dish

    Tightly cover the tray with foil and bake 30 minutes, or until the pasta is tender and the beef is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Carefully remove the foil. Let stand at least 3 minutes. Stir in the crème fraîche until combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the baked tray garnished with the almonds and cheese. Enjoy!

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    Prepare the ingredients & make the base
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the base

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. In the tray, combine the spinach, tomato sauce, romesco sauce, tomatoes, capers, currants, and pasta. Add 1 cup of water to the tray. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine.

    2 Prepare the beef

    Add the beef (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding) in an even layer. Season with salt, pepper, and half the spice blend (you will have extra).

    Prepare the beef
    Bake the tray & serve your dish
    3 Bake the tray & serve your dish

    Tightly cover the tray with foil and bake 30 minutes, or until the pasta is tender and the beef is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Carefully remove the foil. Let stand at least 3 minutes. Stir in the crème fraîche until combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the baked tray garnished with the almonds and cheese. Enjoy!

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