Lemony Italian Sausage Pasta w/ Kale

ground turkey recipes spicy italian sausage pasta with kale and lemon

Simple ground turkey recipes are becoming a favorite of mine. If you have pasta in your pantry, try this Lemony Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta with Kale. To add spiciness to this recipe, I added some dried red hot chili pepper. I used sweet Italian turkey sausage and sauteed the sausage until it was fully cooked and had a nice brown color. This pasta dish recipe would be perfect for any weeknight with just a little time after work. Pop the leftovers in the fridge or freezer and you’ll have a quick meal ready for lunch. If you are looking for more pasta recipes, check out this creamy pasta sausage with kale recipe.

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Lemony Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 1 bunch Kale cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups Uncooked Farfalle Pasta
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 5 cloves Garlic sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Red Chili Pepper Flakes add more according to your liking
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Lemon Juiced (add more according to your liking)
  • Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over moderate high heat then cook sausage, use a spoon to break any lumps and continue to cook until browed for about 7 minutes.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

  2. Blanch kale in a salted boiling water, uncovered for about 2 minutes. Remove kale from the heat and drain well.

  3. Cook pasta in a salted boiling water, uncovered until al dente. Remove from the heat, drain well and reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water for later use.

  4. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet, stir in garlic, saute until it’s fragrant. 

  5. Add red chili pepper, Italian Seasoning and cooked turkey sausage, then keep stirring. Cook for about 1 minute.

  6. Add kale, pasta and 1/4 cup reserved cooking water and lemon juice to skillet. Cook for about 2-3 minutes.

  7. Season with salt/pepper to taste.

  8. Stir in cheese, remove from the heat and serve immediately.

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17 Comments

  • Reply kage2015 Mar 7, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    This seems like a pretty straight forward pasta dish to make after looking over your recipe. We enjoy using the kale but might substitute spinach sometimes. The sweet sausage give a great flavor and using the fun bow tie pasta makes the dish stand out.

  • Reply Alli Smith Mar 8, 2017 at 3:00 am

    I love the addition of dried chili peppers since I enjoy a little kick of spice in my foods. This looks like something my husband would love also. You always share the most delicious looking food.

  • Reply Risky Ladies Mar 8, 2017 at 7:01 am

    My son would love this meal. He is such a huge fan of turkey sausage and kale.

  • Reply Ady @ VGB Mar 8, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I love turkey sausage! This looks really good. I’m not sure about the Kale, honestly I’ve never had it! But it looks like a great meal to try !

  • Reply lisa Mar 8, 2017 at 8:42 am

    This recipe looks so good. I love Italian sausage and pasta so it’s a win win for me!

  • Reply Pam Wattenbarger Mar 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    My husband really likes Italian sausage, and I love pasta. This meal would make both of us pretty happy!

  • Reply Christy Maurer Mar 8, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I make something similar to this, but without the kale. I will have to try adding it next time! It looks delicious!

  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc Mar 8, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I am loving your pasta recipes! They all look so good and tasty. I will try to make this spicy Italian Sausage pasta too.

  • Reply toastycritic Mar 8, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    This looks amazing. I love the bow-tie pasta, and the rest of it is making me hungry right now. It seems like definitely something I could do.

  • Reply Katie Kinsley Mar 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I’m not sure how lemon and kale taste together, but it sounds like an okay recipe! I love bowties pasta and vineagrette together, so this must work!

  • Reply Jacqui S Mar 8, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I keep seeing delish looking meals with kale and have yet to try it. I don’t know why I’m waiting! lol. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Valerie Gray (@valmg) Mar 8, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    We’re big fans of sweet Italian sausage with pasta. I’m not sure if hubby likes kale or not, I don’t particularly so I don’t buy it.

  • Reply Terri Ramsey Beavers Mar 9, 2017 at 7:52 am

    That looks so good. I just bought some Italian sausage and am on a hunt for a recipe. I am going to try yours, it looks and sounds amazing.

  • Reply Jenn @ EngineerMommy Mar 9, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Oooh, I love pasta with sausage inside.This recipe looks and sounds so delicious. I would love to try this recipe this weekend. It would be perfect for dinner!

  • Reply Shannon Graham Mar 9, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    My friend is obsessed with kale. I’ve never seen her make or try something like this before though so I’ll have to share the recipe with her!

  • Reply Bonnie Gowen Mar 9, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    That looks really good. I will have to try this really soon. I think we would all like it.

  • Reply Rose's Daughter Mar 11, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Ohh this looks really good!! I love anything with sausage so I know this is delicious!

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