Winter Kale Pasta W/ Turkey Sausage (Video)

It’s cold and rainy here in So.Cal, so I was in the need of some comfort food.  I wanted to use up some Kale and so here’s what I came up with…  Let me know what ya think!

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5 from 20 votes

Winter Kale Pasta W/ Turkey Sausage

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Calories: 442kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of whole grain pasta
  • 3 links hot turkey sausage removed from casings
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 bunches of kale stemmed and chopped
  • 1 cup of chicken stock
  • 1-2 tbsp of white whole wheat flour
  • A cup of reserved pasta water
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • A handful of crumbled feta

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to the package, reserving one cup of pasta water.
  • Heat a large non-stick Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add sausage and break up with a spatula. Allow sausage to cook for about five minutes or until it is no longer pink.
  • Push sausage to one side and add one teaspoon of olive oil along with the onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Combine sausage with veggies and cook for another three to five minutes.
  • Add kale and chicken broth to the pot, cover and turn the heat up. Youll let this cook about five minutes or so, until all the kale has wilted down.
  • In the meantime, whisk the flour with a cup of pasta water. You want to play with this a little, adding some more water and flour until you have a thick, creamy, consistency.
  • Once the kale is wilted pour the sauce in and stir it all together. Stir in the cherries and the pine nuts.
  • Serve topped with crumbled feta Enjoy!!

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 43% | Vitamin C: 4.9% | Calcium: 6.7% | Iron: 15.8%
Course: DINNER, kids, Recipes, VIDEO
Cuisine: DINNER, kids, Recipes, VIDEO