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Creamy Kale & Sausage Pasta

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta, Kid Friendly, 30 Minute Meal

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fettuccini pasta
  • 4 mild italian sausages, removed from the sausage case
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 1 yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 yellow onion, julienned
  • 2 cups kale leaves,
  • 1 cup grated parmesan reggiano
  • 1 cup pasta cooking liquid
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta to water and cook until al dente, about 12-13 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, bring a large skillet to medium high heat. Add sausage to pan and cook until slightly browned, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Next, add red pepper, yellow pepper, and yellow onion to the skillet with the sausage. Saute until slightly tender, about 3-5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  4. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking liquid. Drain the rest of the water from the pasta.
  5. Place the pasta in a large bowl with the cheese and 3/4 cup of cooking liquid. Stir the pasta until the cheese is melted. If you need to make it more “creamy”, add the remaining cooking liquid.
  6. Then add the sausage, pepper, and kale mixture to the pasta. Gently toss.
  7. Serve.