Rigatoni with Sausage and Kale
8 ozrigatoni pasta, uncooked
2 Tbspolive oil, extra virgin
12 ozhot italian turkey sausage or hot italian pork sausage( casings removed and roughly crumbled)
4 largegarlic cloves (minced)
1/8 tspcrushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cchicken broth
12 ozkale (stems removed and leaves roughly torn)
1/3 cfreshly grated pecorino romano cheese
1/2 cpasta water
How to Make Rigatoni with Sausage and Kale
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water.
- 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.
- Add cooked pasta and reserved pasta water to sausage mixture, cook 2 minutes. Toss with cheese and serve.