Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kale w/ Sage Sausage on Pasta for #WeeknightSupper

We needed something simple, delicious, and filling for dinner.  Pasta is always the go to meal for us...but you know red sauce gets boring, so does pesto {and yes, we still have home made pesto from last summer in our freezer}, but Kale?!  Yes, it is the perfect addition to pasta, and it is in season plus it is on sale at New Season's.  Yay!!!

Let me just tell you that it was a total dinner success.  Mia Rosie had three helpings - she is a huge Kale lover...This was easy, filling, and the Kale just adds a wonderful flavor to any dish.  It is earthy - full of flavor, plus it is just beautiful

Kale with Sage Sausage on Pasta

Kale with Sausage on Pasta
1 box of pasta {any short type will work - Penne is probably the best with this}
1/2 lb. of bulk sage sausage {or other sausage / vegetarian sausage you like}
1 small onion diced
1 large garlic clove minced
pinch of salt
1/4 C of white wine
1/4 C of Tofutti Sour Cream
1 bunch of Kale diced {cleaned and all parts cut up}
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/4 C grated Parmesiano Reginao {optional}

1. Cook pasta until al dente and set aside
2. Break sausage up in to pieces and add to hot pan {I use a cast iron pan}. Stirring it frequently - when
    almost cooked through,
3. Add onions and sautee until onions are soft. Next,
4. Add the garlic stirring frequently and sauté for another minute or so.  Then,
Step # 7 - a
5. Add white wine scraping up all the bits from the bottom of the pan and once it is reduced,
6.  Stir in Tofutti Sour Cream
7.  Put Kale on top of the mixture and cover.  After a couple of minutes - Kale will be bright green - stir Kale into the sausage mixture.

Step # 7 -b
8.  Cook for another couple of minutes until Kale is cooked through to your liking.
9.  Adjust salt, add pepper, and add *optional* Parmesiano Regiano
10. Place pasta in a big serving platter, top with Kale/Sausage mixture and toss it together.


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