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Sausage and Kale Pasta with Mushrooms

July 19, 2016 (Last Updated: July 14, 2017)

This Italian Sausage Kale Pasta features mushrooms and is cooked in a tomato based sauce. It’s a comfort food at its best, but kale also brings a bunch of benefits making it healthy at the same time!

This Sausage Kale Pasta, featuring mushrooms, is a comfort food at its best, but the addition of the almighty kale makes it healthy at the same time! | yummyaddiction.com

Remember that kale craze that spread like wildfire among food bloggers few years ago? EVERYONE was making recipes with kale: soups, stews, salads, smoothies, and the list goes on and on. I hated it. No, not the kale itself. You can’t close your eyes to all the health benefits it comes with. I hated the fact that out of nowhere one veggie was getting all the attention while other, also super healthy ones, were undervalued. But… I will be frank with you. Despite the hatred, I jumped on that kale train because of two reasons:

I wanted to find out what’s so magical about this leaf cabbage

My readers asked for kale recipes on the blog

That’s how I ended up making these three recipes with kale, and I won’t lie – I loved every one of them.

Especially I enjoyed kale in various pastas. I made quite many of them during the last few years, they just didn’t make the blog. However, today I tried a completely new combination and it was SO GOOD I just can’t (it would be a crime) not to share it with you, guys! Meet this scrumptious Sausage Kale Pasta with mushrooms and plenty of tomatoes. A total winner!

This Sausage Kale Pasta, featuring mushrooms, is a comfort food at its best, but the addition of the almighty kale makes it healthy at the same time! | yummyaddiction.com

First of all, let me say that I adore Italian sausage. Spicy, sweet, or any other type, it doesn’t matter. I love all of them. Italian sausage is a frequently used ingredient in my pastas. I like to mix it up: one day I use chicken, the other day it can be ground beef or pork, the third day I go with a sausage.

This Sausage Kale Pasta, featuring mushrooms, is a comfort food at its best, but the addition of the almighty kale makes it healthy at the same time! | yummyaddiction.com

But you know what? I always say that you have to keep trying different things to keep it interesting. Not only in food, in our every day life too. That’s why when I saw a bunch of the beautiful kale leaves at the farmers market yesterday, I immediately thought about adding them to my sausage pasta. I have never tried it before. It appeared, that I am not the first one (what a surprise) who thought about such a combo. People make pastas with sausage and kale, so this combination seems to be working well!

This Sausage Kale Pasta, featuring mushrooms, is a comfort food at its best, but the addition of the almighty kale makes it healthy at the same time! | yummyaddiction.com

This sausage kale pasta also features mushrooms which are a fantastic addition to this dish. Oh and don’t forget about a big can of tomatoes! All the ingredients combine to create an unforgettable experience to your taste buds. I can’t even imagine a person who wouldn’t love this pasta. Seriously, I can’t. Make it and please tell me in the comment section below if you liked it! This Sausage Kale Pasta, featuring mushrooms, is a comfort food at its best, but the addition of the almighty kale makes it healthy at the same time! | yummyaddiction.com

Sausage and Kale Pasta with Mushrooms

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Yummy Addiction

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 pound button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 can peeled 28oz or 800ml, crushed tomatoes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch of kale about 4 cups, stems removed, chopped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound farfalle pasta
  • grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • In another large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until golden, breaking it into bite-sized pieces. Remove the sausage from the pot using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the same pot and cook for few minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes more, until onions and mushrooms begin to brown. Add the canned crushed tomatoes with all the juice, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and the sausage.
  • Meanwhile, blanch the kale in the salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove it using a slotted spoon and add straight to the mushroom-tomato-sausage mixture. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Lastly, stir in the heavy cream and remove from heat.
  • While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, add to the sauce and toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

Cuisine: Italian

 

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    July 20, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    This is my kind of comforting dish. I love how you have added some kale to give it a bit of a veggie boost.5 stars

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      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 8:15 am

      One of the best pasta dishes I made lately 🙂

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    Cookilicious
    July 20, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    loved your pictures..droolworthy! Would love to make a vegetarian version of this recipe!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 8:15 am

      I’m glad you liked it!

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    Tara
    July 20, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Such a gorgeous pasta! Love the use of kale.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Thanks for stopping by to comment, Tara! 🙂

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    Jessica {Swanky Recipes}
    July 20, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I always have kale on hand and still love to add it to a majority of dishes. I can’t wait to try this sausage and kale recipe!5 stars

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      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 8:26 am

      You will love it, Jessica! 🙂

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    July 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I adore kale! I often throw a handful in with pasta, but I love the idea of that tomatoey sauce too. Looks delish!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 8:27 am

      This pasta tastes as good as it looks, Becca! 🙂

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    Razena | Tantalisemytastebuds.com
    July 21, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I avoided using kale for the longest time and didn’t particularly like the chewiness of the mature leaves… but since I came across baby kale I’m a convert and absolutely love your idea of using it in pasta…5 stars

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      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Razena, it’s really tender when cooked 🙂

  • Reply
    Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    July 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Almost a one-pot dish, I’m in! This looks really good, and easy enough I could make on a weeknight. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

    • Reply
      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 8:31 am

      It’s really easy and quite quick to make, Kylee. I made it few times on weeknights already 🙂

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    Diana
    July 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    I have never had kale pasta before, but this looks very interesting and tasty!5 stars

    • Reply
      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 8:34 am

      You have to try it Diana, because it’s fantastic 🙂

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    July 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I would never have thought of adding kale to this dish, but what a great idea, adding extra vitamins5 stars

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      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 8:37 am

      I added kale to the pasta for the first time in my life and I am so happy I did it 🙂

  • Reply
    GiGi
    July 22, 2016 at 4:00 am

    I mean, I wouldn’t at all say NO to this, that’s for sure!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Who can say no to this beauty! 🙂

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