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One Pot Sausage And Kale Pasta In Tomato Sauce

If you’re looking for an easy, delicious dinner option that only requires one pot and a few minutes of your time, then this one-pot sausage and kale pasta is it! All the hearty flavour of your favourite sausage paired with the nutrition of kale makes for a super comforting dinner that even the pickiest eater will love. Plus, clean-up is a breeze thanks to just using one pan! So if you’re ready for an incredibly tasty yet fuss-free dinner recipe, read on for all the details about how to make your own one pan Sausage And Kale Pasta.

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Sausage and kale pasta in tomato sauce

There’s something so satisfying about a dish that encompasses all the different food groups into one delicious bowl, and my sausage and kale pasta recipe is no exception. For this recipe, I recommend using spicy sausage, which adds a punch of flavour to the dish. As for the pasta, any shortcut of pasta will work, but I prefer rigatoni or fusilli as the pasta crevices can hold onto the sauce and bits of sausage.

Kale is the perfect vegetable to pair with this dish, providing a slightly bitter and earthy flavour. Make sure to remove the stems and wash the kale leaves thoroughly before roughly chopping them. The end result is a decadent and comforting dish with a perfect balance of savoury and spicy flavours. If you want to add your own twist, try using spinach instead of kale or substituting the spicy sausage for a mild version if you prefer a milder taste.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 8 Sausages (Cut into small pieces)
  • 1 Onion (Diced)
  • 1 Red Pepper (Diced)
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic (Crushed)
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree (or paste)
  • 2 Cups Chopped Kale (washed and stem removed)
  • 400 g Tinned Chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tsp Dried Basil
  • ¼ tsp Dried Oregano
  • 350 g Pasta
  • 475 ml Vegetable Stock
  • Salt and Pepper (to season)

How to make sausage and kale pasta all in one pot

  • Heat the oil in the pan over medium heat and fry the onions and sausages until the onions are soft. Add the peppers and garlic. Cook until the sausages are cooked through (about 7 mins).
  • Add tomato puree and stir. Add in the chopped kale, basil, oregano, salt and pepper and tinned tomatoes. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the pasta and vegetable stock, stir and cover with the lid. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
  • Top with your favourite cheese and fresh basil if you have any.

Variations

Variation 1: Chicken and Kale Sausage Pasta For a healthier take on traditional sausage and kale pasta, try using chicken sausage instead of pork. Cook the chicken sausage in a separate pan and then add it to the same pot with the kale to mix flavours. As for the pasta, use whole wheat fusilli to make the dish heartier and healthier. To plate, add some freshly chopped parsley and cracked black pepper as a garnish, giving the dish an additional layer of earthy flavours.

Variation 2: Shrimp and Kale Pasta For something completely different, swap out the meat for seafood. Use shrimp instead of sausage for a lighter, more refreshing taste. Use bowtie pasta instead and toss it in some olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice along with the kale for brightness. When plating, sprinkle some chopped toasted pine nuts for a nutty and crunchy texture.

Pro Tip

When cooking pasta, be sure to salt the boiling water for added flavour. Reserve a cup of pasta water before draining in case you need to add some liquid to the sauce to create a smoother consistency. To make the dish look visually appealing, consider using a wide-rimmed bowl or a large platter to make the beautiful colours of the dish stand out. Finally, sprinkle some fresh herbs or toasted nuts on top for texture and additional colour.

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Leftovers

I love leftovers for days when you don’t want to cook. To store leftover sausage and kale pasta, first, make sure it has cooled down to room temperature so you don’t create condensation inside the container. Then, store it in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Before reheating, add a splash of chicken stock or water to the pasta, and heat it in the microwave, stirring occasionally. If the pasta seems too dry when reheating, add a bit more chicken stock or water to create a smoother, saucier consistency. It’s always best to reheat pasta in a covered bowl to ensure that the steam is captured, keeping it moist and preventing it from drying out. Enjoy!

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One Pot Sausage And Kale Pasta

Rachel
A family favourite and ready to serve in 30 minutes. So tasty!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, British, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 652 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 8 Sausages (Cut into small pieces)
  • 1 Onion (Diced)
  • 1 Red Pepper (Diced)
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic (Crushed)
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree (or paste)
  • 2 Cups Chopped Kale (washed and stem removed)
  • 400 g Tinned Chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tsp Dried Basil
  • ¼ tsp Dried Oregano
  • 350 g Pasta
  • 475 ml Vegetable Stock
  • Salt and Pepper (to season)

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in the pan over medium heat and fry the onions and sausages until the onions are soft. Add the peppers and garlic. Cook until the sausages are cooked through (about 7 mins).
  • Add tomato puree and stir. Add in the chopped kale, basil, oregano, salt and pepper and tinned tomatoes. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the pasta and vegetable stock, stir and cover with the lid. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
  • Top with your favourite cheese and fresh basil if you have any.
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Nutrition

Calories: 652kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 27gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1142mgPotassium: 786mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 3278IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 4mg
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