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Easy Italian Sausage Penne Pasta and Kale

Easy Italian Sausage Penne Pasta – tender penne pasta, Italian sausage all in a light yet rich creamy tomato sauce. Quick weeknight dinner!

Kale…. Confession time: I am not so crazy about this superfood.

I know…what planet am I living on? Everyone that I know loves Kale. I was hoping some days ago, when the whole Internet was invaded with rumors that kale is bad for us that it’s not gonna be just a rumor and maybe was at least some truth in those articles. Not this time! Still have to eat these greens 🙂

Easy Italian Sausage Penne Pasta and Kale Recipe

Doing a little bit more reading, following the rumors, I have discovered some really mind blowing facts about kale: a cup of chopped kale has 134% of recommended daily intake of vitamin C, 14% of daily required calcium, 133% of daily vitamin A requirement and more than 600% daily vitamin K!…just to name a few.

Now, I may not be such a big fan of this superfood but for sure I will EAT IT and stop whinging about it.

Easy Italian Sausage Penne Pasta and Kale Recipe

One of facts I found really interesting is that it packs in more nutrition than any other whole food. Had no idea, cooked kale offers more iron per ounce than beef!!! Apparently, some of its nutrients are a little bit difficult to be absorbed, so if is is paired with some fat , we’ll get the most out of it!

For the time being, my favorite recipe with kale is an easy Italian sausage Penne Pasta dish. I love to combine the hearty Italian sausages with penne and some fresh organic kale in this quick and easy homemade recipe. It packs so much flavor, takes just 15 minutes to make and should be devoured as soon as it comes together 🙂

Easy Italian Sausage Penne Pasta and Kale Recipe

Easy Italian Sausage Penne Pasta and Kale

Easy Italian Sausage Penne Pasta and Kale

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy Italian Sausage Penne Pasta - tender penne pasta, Italian sausage all in a light yet rich creamy tomato sauce. Quick weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb/ 500 g Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 1/2 bunch fresh organic kale, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato passata
  • 300 g penne
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. When the water is boiling, add pasta and cook as per pack instructions, for almost 8 minutes, stirring often so the pasta will not stick together. Drain, run a cold water rinse over the colander and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage meat and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon until golden brown. Add chopped fresh kale and cook for about 4 minutes until kale is wilted. Add dry white wine and tomato passata, bring to a simmer and cook for another 3 minutes until the liquid is reduced to desired consistency.
  3. Add pasta to the sauce, tossing to coat it. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve immediately
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

What My Readers are Saying about my Easy Italian Sausage Pasta & Kale and their True & Tried photos

“I cooked mine with corn beef and added vegetable. It was yummy 😋” Rita Prasad on Pinterest

marissastevens949

Friday 31st of July 2015

This is my absolute favorite kind of pasta dish - so simple, so full of flavor!

Chrissie

Thursday 30th of July 2015

I love this recipe! And I think my family would too! Thanks for posting :)

Richa Gupta

Wednesday 29th of July 2015

This recipe looks great. While we don't get Kale as easily here, I'm thinking spinach would make a good substitute.

itsswayam

Monday 27th of July 2015

With you on that!! I am not big on Kale either..and Love how you sneaked in the bad "good' guy with the fave cheesy pasta! YUMM.. Do join us at SaucySaturdays .. I host it every Sat through Wed. and we would love for you to join us :)

Adore Foods

Wednesday 29th of July 2015

Haha :) My daughter was not very happy seeing the green stuff messing her pasta. But it really tastes delicious. No one complained! Thanks for your invitation! I will definitely join you guys :)

Nancy |Plus Ate Six

Sunday 26th of July 2015

It was only a matter of time before someone decided to convince us kale is a waste of time. I didn't realise it was so nutrient dense - which is good because I actually like it. What a super easy supper you've come up.

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