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Parmesan Kale & Sausage Pasta

This Parmesan Kale & Sausage Pasta is loaded with goodies and comes together in about 15 minutes Perfect for busy weeknights!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings



  • 12 ounces dried casarecce pasta
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • pinch crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • salt and pepper


  • Bring large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water and drain.
  • While pasta is cooking, cook sausage until cooked through, about 5 - 6 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add in kale, cook just until it starts to wilt, about 30 seconds. Add in garlic.
  • Stir in sausage, red pepper and pasta. Toss to combine.
  • If pasta seems dry add in reserved pasta water.
  • Remove from heat, sprinkle with Parmesan and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with Parmesan shavings if desired. Serve immediately.


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Keywords: cheese, parmesan, pasta, sausage