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rigatoni with sausage and kale

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Ann McCue
Side Lake, MN

I found this recipe in an insert in our town paper. It calls for Hot Turkey Sausage but I used hot Italian pork sausage links. It is a very quick and good dish.

(3 ratings)

Ingredients For rigatoni with sausage and kale

  • 8 oz
    rigatoni pasta, uncooked
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 12 oz
    hot italian turkey sausage or hot italian pork sausage( casings removed and roughly crumbled)
  • 4 lg
    garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/8 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 12 oz
    kale (stems removed and leaves roughly torn)
  • 1/3 c
    freshly grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 1/2 c
    pasta water

How To Make rigatoni with sausage and kale

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a dutch oven. add sausage and sauté , crumbling about 5 minutes. Add garlic, crushed red pepper and half the broth. stirring to loosen brown bits on the bottom of pan. add kale and cook until wilted. Add remaing broth, cover and cook until kale is tender, about 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Add cooked pasta and reserved pasta water to sausage mixture, cook 2 minutes. Toss with cheese and serve.

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