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Sausage, Tomato, and Kale Penne

Servings 2
Author By Natalie Serber, from the Natalie Serber collection

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. penne pasta
  • 3 to 4Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¾ lb. bulk spicy Italian sausage
  • 4 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 2 tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 bunch kale , spines removed, leaves washed and chopped
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • Parmesan cheese , for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat a tablespoon or so of olive oil in a heaevy pan on medium heat. Cook the sausage, breaking up any clumps, until cooked through. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. In a pan with high sides, heat the remaining olive oil and add the garlic. Sauté until the garlic begins to soften. Add the tomatoes and heat until some juices emerge. Add the kale and white wine. Cover the pan and steam the kale for several minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  4. When the kale has gone limp, add the cooked sausage to the pan. Next, add the pasta and a handful of grated Parmesan cheese.
  5. Serve hot, in bowls.