Linguine With Sausage & Kale

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Recipe: #29397

April 22, 2018

"Flavourful sausage is high in thiamine, a vitamin needed for long bursts of vitality. And whole wheat pasta keeps your blood sugar stable while supplying you with plenty of energy. Just call it a dinner of companions. From: Fifty Shades Of Kale"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (271.3 g)
  • Calories 748.5
  • Total Fat - 47.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 102.3 mg
  • Sodium - 3538 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 48.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 34.3 g
  • Calcium - 179 mg
  • Iron - 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step 1

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil; add salt and pasta and cook according to the package instructions.

Step 2

Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil.

Step 4

Add the sausage and cook for 2-3 minutes, breaking it up with the back of a spoon.

Step 5

Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of the red pepper flakes over the sausage and press them into the meat.

Step 6

Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes more, or until the onion softens.

Step 7

Add the kale and reduce the heat to low.

Step 8

Cook for 2 minutes more, stirring often, until the kale is tender.

Step 9

Add the cream and scrape up any bits of sausage clinging to the inside bottom of the pan.

Step 10

Add the linguine and half of the cheese and toss well.

Step 11

Add 1/2 of the reserved pasta water and toss again, adding more if the mixture is too dry.

Step 12

Divide the pasta among 4 plates or bowls and garnish with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and the cheese.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.