For food safety and quality, follow the directions and cook thoroughly to at least 160 degrees F. Keep frozen until ready to use. Refrigerate leftovers.
Important: because stove-tops and microwaves vary, adjusting heat settings and cook times may be required. Do not microwave in bag.
1. Pour contents of bag into 10-inch nonstick skillet.* Do not add liquid.
2. Cover; cook over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is melted and bubbly, vegetables are thoroughly cooked and pasta is tender.
Tip: *using a skillet without a nonstick finish is not recommended.
Pour contents of bag into 2-quart microwavable casserole dish. Do not add liquid. Cover; microwave on high 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until sauce is melted and bubbly, vegetables are thoroughly cooked and pasta is tender.
Caution: dish will be hot; be careful to avoid steam! Uncover carefully.
High altitude: increase cook times as needed; adjust heat settings as needed.
Chef inspired tip:
Add chopped red pepper and ground nutmeg; beat as directed. Just before serving, sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese.