Lust Over This One!

It’s that time again…meal prepping! This is one of my absolute favorite recipes to make when I need a ton of food to last for the week. For the earlier part of 2016, Sean and I signed up for Hello Fresh and out of all of their recipes, this one stuck with me! It’s a very simple take on a traditional meal that’s packed with nutrition! For a healthier option, you may choose to substitute regular pasta for gluten free pasta. Try it out and let me know how it goes! I hope you love it as much as I do!


  • Knife
  • Strainer
  • Bowl
  • Pot
  • Pan
  • Baking Dish


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  • 8 oz. Ground Beef (you may use ground turkey meat as well)
  • 6 oz. Penne
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 oz. Kale
  • 1 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 Cup of Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 tsp. Chili Flakes
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. Olive Oil*


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bring a pot of salted water to a boil. When water is boiling, add pasta and cook for 9 minutes, until just before al dente.  Screenshot 2017-04-01 05.32.23
  2. Finely chop the onion and garlic. Remove the stems from the kale by cutting along the sides and discard. Coarsely chop the kale leaves. Screenshot 2017-04-01 05.34.36
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan over medium heat and when hot, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally for 4-5 minutes. Add 1/4 teaspoon of chili flakes (or leave out if you don’t like the heat). Add the beef and garlic to the pan and season with oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking up the pieces until they are no longer pink.       Screenshot 2017-04-01 05.37.01
  4. When the pasta is ready, strain and transfer to a bowl. Add the meat, diced tomatoes, kale, and half of the mozzarella cheese and toss.       Screenshot 2017-04-01 05.39.23
  5. Transfer mixture to a baking dish (9×13) or ovenproof pan. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and panko and put in the middle self of the oven. Bake until cheese melts and panko starts to brown, about 12-15 minutes.
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