Some of you have asked me about sharing more "quick and light" recipes. I know....it's getting warm out and we are pulling out our shorts and bathing suits and need to get summer ready! Here is a quick and easy pasta dish that you can have table ready in 20 minutes.
1 lb of ground sausage (your call - hot, medium, sweet)
1 big bunch of kale (remember kale cooks down so don't be afraid to get a big bunch)
1-2 cups of chicken stock
Pecorino romano cheese (your call here, but this is great on pasta)
salt and pepper to taste
Rinse and break kale into small pieces. I usually tear off the leaf from the stalk and leave the stalks out. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1/2 tsp salt and kale. Boil for about 5 minutes or til Kale is tender. Spoon kale out but keep the water boiling.
Brown your sausage in a large skillet. With a slotted spoon take the kale from the boiling water and add to your sausage. Keep your water boiling and add your pasta. Pasta will be done in about 3 minutes.
Strain pasta, and add to the sausage kale mixture. Add a cup of chicken stock and let pasta cook on medium for 1 minute with all ingredients. Turn off heat and sprinkle with cheese. You can add more chicken stock if you like but I find that a cup and a little more works great.
Serve with a side salad and you are ready to go! So easy and so good.