One pan penne sausage and kale
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One pan penne, sausage, and kale is a easy week night dinner. The pasta is cooked in the same skillet as the sausage and tastes amazing!
Recipe type: One pan pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 gloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 box penne pasta
  • 4 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes
  • 6 cups kale, washed and chopped
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 12-inch cast iron skillet. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute, careful not to burn.
  2. Add sausage, breaking up large pieces, and cook for 8-10 minute or until cooked through. Remove from skillet.
  3. Add chicken broth and pasta. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for 11 minutes. (The pasta will be al dente). All the chicken broth should be absorbed, no need to drain.
  4. Add 4 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes and cook for additional 2 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat and add sausage and kale. Stir until the kale is cooked down.
  6. Top with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes (optional) if you like a little extra kick.
Recipe by Meg's Meal Planning at