Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Pasta with Kale and Turkey Sausage

Another recipe I wasn't sure I would like, but I did and so did the whole fam!!  Good way to get some more healthy veggies in :)
4 servings: 2 green 1 red 1 ½ yellow

6 oz. dry whole wheat pasta
1 tsp. olive oil
½ medium yellow (or orange) bell pepper, chopped
½ medium onion, chopped
8 oz. Italian-style turkey sausage, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
½ cup low-sodium, organic fat-free chicken broth
1 bunch kale, ribs removed, chopped (about 3 cups)
1 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese (to taste; optional)

Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.

Heat large skillet over medium heat.  Add oil, bell pepper, and onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

Add sausage and garlic, Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until sausage starts to brown.

Add broth and kale; cook, stirring occasionally, adding additional broth or water as needed, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until kale is soft.

Add pasta to sausage mixture.  Top with cheese if desired.

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