Pasta with Kale and Turkey Sausage

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. dry whole wheat pasta
  • 1/4 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/8 medium yellow (or orange) bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/8 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 oz. Italian-style turkey sausage, chopped
  • 1/4 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 1/8 cup low-sodium, organic fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/4 bunch kale, ribs removed, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 1 tsp. shredded Parmesan cheese (to taste; optional)

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add oil, bell pepper, and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
  4. Add sausage and garlic, Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until sausage starts to brown.
  5. Add broth and kale. Cook, stirring occasionally, adding additional broth or water as needed, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until kale is soft.
  6. Add pasta to sausage mixture.
  7. Top with cheese if desired.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 321
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 43 mg
  • Sodium: 509 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 43 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Protein: 23 g

Pasta with Kale and Turkey Sausage

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