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One Pot Italian Sausage Pasta

This one pot Italian sausage pasta comes together all in one pot in less than 30 minutes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that your family will love! It's got a creamy alfredo-like pan sauce that coats every nook and cranny of the pasta along with tender kale and Italian sausage!

Ingredients

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Garnish

  • parsley
  • Parmesan
  • red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and oregano along with a couple larges pinch of salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently for about a minute.
  2. Add sausage, and cook, crumbling with a spatula until browned and cooked through. 
  3. Add kale, broth, half and half, and uncooked penne along with another pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Stir to combine, turn heat to medium-high. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Reduce heat and gently simmer over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, or until pasta is al dente. Stir every couple of minutes so the pasta cooks evenly and doesn't stick together.
  6. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Add vinegar, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Garnish with Parmesan, parsley, and red pepper flakes, and enjoy!

Equipment

Notes

Get a wedge of Parmesan and grate it at home for a fresh flavor and smooth melt. Pre-shredded Parmesan loses its punch and doesn’t melt as well as fresh. I like to just pop part of the wedge in my food processor - 1 minute later you've got freshly grated Parm!

Remember to slice or tear the kale away from the center stalk before chopping. You don’t want that thick stalk in your dish.

Keywords: one pot pasta, weeknight dinner, summer meal