This Italian sausage farfalle recipe is a comfort food dinner that's packed with flavor from healthy ingredients like spicy turkey sausage, kale, white beans, and sun-dried tomatoes. And of course, pasta. You'll love it!
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Have I ever mentioned that I love kale? Seriously, if you have never had it - it's amazing. Try it. Actually, the best place to try it is in this Italian sausage farfalle recipe. Holy flavor train, Batman.
Farfalle is the "official" name for bow tie pasta. I just like saying that word... far-fall-A.
This meal was on the quick and easy list to be thrown into the rotation. It was hearty and delicious. I loved the spicy Italian sausage with it, but it could easily be a meal without meat. If you're into that sort of thing - which I am not.
I was just left unsure as to how to eat it. Spoon or fork? It wasn't a soup, but had a little bit of broth at the bottom of the bowl that was worth enjoying - however, I wouldn't have wanted to battle farfalle with a spoon. I would also throw a red bell pepper in there at the same time as the kale to add a crunch and a bit more flavor.
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Italian Sausage with Farfalle and Kale
- 8 oz uncooked farfalle - bow tie pasta
- ¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 ½ cups chopped onion
- 8 oz spicy Italian turkey sausage
- 6 garlic cloves - minced
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 14- oz can fat-free - less-sodium chicken broth
- 1 16- oz package fresh kale
- 1 15- oz can cannellini beans - rinsed and drained
- 1 oz shaved fresh Parmesan cheese - about ¼ cup
- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid; keep warm.
- Drain tomatoes in a small sieve over a bowl, reserving 2 teaspoons oil; slice tomatoes.
- Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat.
- Add sliced tomatoes, reserved 2 teaspoons tomato oil, onion, and sausage to pan; cook 10 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble.
- Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute. Add seasoning, pepper, and broth to pan. Stir in kale; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until kale is tender.
- Stir in pasta, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, and beans.
Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.
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