ORECCHIETTE WITH SAUSAGE AND KALE
Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that's as exciting as it is delicious? We've got just the recipe to tickle your taste buds and make your kitchen dance with flavor!
Get ready to savor every scrumptious bite of our Orecchiette with Sausage and Kale – a dish that's bursting with vibrant colors, bold tastes, and a touch of Italian flair. It's a celebration on your plate, a symphony of textures, and a delightful journey for your palate.
In just 35 minutes, you'll be serving up a masterpiece that's not only mouthwateringly good but also surprisingly nutritious. So, whether you're cooking up a weeknight dinner or inviting friends over for a foodie fiesta, this recipe is your passport to pasta paradise.
Join us in this culinary carnival and let's dive into a whirlwind of flavors, all wrapped up in delightful orecchiette pasta, sizzling sausage, and vibrant kale. Get ready to party with your taste buds because this dish is the real deal – it's the Flavor Fiesta Pasta, and it's about to become your new favorite!
- 1 8 oz. package of orecchiette pasta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup thinly sliced shallots
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 16 oz. chicken sausage, casing removed (hot chicken sausage for added flavor)
- 2 cups chopped kale
- Freshly shaved Parmesan cheese for garnish
Nutritional Information (per serving):
- Servings: 6
- Calories: 183
- Total Fat: 8.7g (13% DV)
- Saturated Fat: 2g (10% DV)
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Sodium: 48mg (2% DV)
- Total Carbohydrate: 12.1g (4% DV)
- Dietary Fiber: 2.2g (8% DV)
- Sugars: 0.6g
- Protein: 14.5g
- Cook the Pasta: In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the orecchiette pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Prepare the Sausage and Kale Mixture:
- In a 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
- Add thinly sliced shallots and minced garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the shallots become translucent. Remove the shallot and garlic mixture from the skillet and set it aside
- Cook the Chicken Sausage:In the same skillet, add the chicken sausage with the casing removed. Break it up with the back of a spoon into small chunks.
- Cook the sausage until it's browned and fully cooked.
- Add Kale:
- Return the sautéed shallot and garlic mixture to the skillet with the cooked sausage.
- Add the chopped kale to the skillet.
- Mix the ingredients together and cook over medium heat until the kale begins to wilt, about 2-3 minutes.
- Combine Pasta and Sausage Mixture:
- Add the drained orecchiette pasta to the sausage and kale mixture in the skillet.
- Toss everything together until well combined.
- Season and Serve:
- Season the dish with salt and pepper to taste, and any additional seasonings if desired (red pepper flakes, oregano, and basil for added flavor).
- Serve the Orecchiette with Sausage and Kale hot, garnished with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.
Using hot chicken sausage adds a pleasant kick of spice to the dish. If using a milder sausage, consider adding red pepper flakes, oregano, and basil for extra flavor.
This recipe can be easily customized with your favorite seasonings and herbs to suit your taste. Enjoy!