Sausage Kale Pasta Recipe

Sausage Kale Pasta is quick and easy with Italian sausage and fresh kale. Use whatever smaller pasta you have.

– 1 pound short-shaped pasta (like orecchiette, shells, ziti, or rigatoni) – 1 ¼ pounds Italian sausage, casings removed (about 4-5 links) – 1 bunch kale (stems removed and chopped) – ½ onion, chopped – 3 cloves garlic, minced – 1 lemon, juiced – 1 teaspoon kosher salt – ½ cup shredded parmesan



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Boil a large pot of salted water. Cook pasta until al dente according package guidelines. Set aside ½ cup of pasta water. Drain and set aside.

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Meanwhile, heat a large pan or dutch oven on medium-high. While cooking, split apart the sausage with a spoon. 

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Cook for 5 minutes before adding chopped onion. Keep cooking until the onion softens and the sausage is no longer pink.

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Add garlic, chopped kale, lemon juice, salt, and pasta water to the skillet. Continue cooking for two minutes to soften and shrink the kale. Stir in cooked pasta and parmesan until mixed.

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 915mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1681IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg 


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