Fire Roasted Sausage and Kale Pasta
Sausage and kale go together like garlic and onions. Put all 4 in a pot? Now that's a party!
kale, pasta, sausage
Liz Della Croce
whole wheat penne
links Italian turkey or chicken sausage
red pepper flakes
beer or white wine
or chicken broth
reserved pasta water
can fire roasted diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated parmigiano reggiano and fresh chopped parsley
Bring a large pot of salty water to a boil and add whole wheat penne.
Once penne is 1-2 minutes shy of al-dente, add chopped kale. Cook 2 additional minutes until kale is tender and bright green.
Using a glass liquid measuring cup, remove a cup of the starchy cooking liquid and set aside. Strain and set aside.
Heat another deep saute pan on medium high and spray with non-stick spray.
Saute onion until tender 2-3 minutes then add red pepper flakes and garlic, cook additional 30 seconds.
Add raw sausage removed from casing directly into the pan.
Crumble with a wooden spoon and cook until sausage is browned 5-7 minutes.
Deglaze pan with beer, wine or chicken broth using spoon to scrape up wooden bits from bottom of pan.
Add tomatoes, spices and ½ c reserved starchy pasta liquid then bring to a boil.
Stir then turn to low and simmer 5 minutes.
Pour reserved pasta and kale into the sausage mixture and heat until warmed through.
Add in cheese at the end and check for seasoning. Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with fresh parsley and extra cheese on the side.
Excellent source of Vitamin A and C, good source of Iron.
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