Who doesn’t love it when dinner comes together with just a few ingredients? For me that usually means less dishes, less clean up, and dinner is on the table quickly. All good things. Everyone is busy during the week, so having a few of these in your back pocket is a must.
This is quick and easy, with only 5 ingredients, and is full of lots of flavor. This was my first attempt with kale, and I was a little nervous. But it worked perfectly with the pasta and sausage. I know I will be buying kale again and trying it in more recipes. I used hot Italian sausage, so it would have a little kick, without added ingredients. Italian sausage, or any sausage really, is great because it has lots of seasonings already in there. So it cuts down on what you have to add to the dish.
We eat a lot of pasta here. This is a great one now that the temperatures are starting to cool down at night. Creamy, spicy, and just a comforting dinner. If you can’t find kale, I think that spinach would hold up well in here as well. I don’t have much experience with dark greens, so maybe another green would work well too. Try it, and let me know!
Spaghetti with Kale & Sausage
Adapted from Everyday with Rachel Ray Oct 2012
1 pound spaghetti
12 oz bulk Italian Sausage (I used Hot)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup water
1 large bunch kale, trimmed and chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to the package directions.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage until fully cooked, about 7 minutes. Add water and cream, simmer until it is reduced by half (about 5 minutes). Add the kale, and toss until it is wilted. Add the pasta, and toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese to serve.