Penne with Sausage and Kale

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 498.6
  • Total Fat: 22.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 64.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,021.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 28.3 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2 lb hot Italian turkey sausage, casings discarded and sausage crumbled
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 small onion, diced
    1 lb kale, tough stems and center ribs discarded and leaves coarsely chopped
    1/2 lb penne
    2/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
    1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated


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1 Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Add garlic, onion and sausage, breaking up any lumps with a spoon, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes.

2 Meanwhile, blanch kale in a 6-quart pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove kale with a large sieve and drain. Return cooking water in pot to a boil, then cook pasta in boiling water, uncovered, until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander.

3 While pasta cooks, add kale to sausage in skillet and sauté, stirring frequently, until just tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth, stirring and scraping up any brown bits from bottom of skillet, then add pasta and 1/2 cup reserved cooking water to skillet, tossing until combined. Stir in cheese and thin with additional cooking water if desired.

4 Serve immediately, with additional cheese on the side.

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Serving Size: makes 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GEORGIAFRECKLES.

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