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Lemony Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Blanch kale in a salted boiling water, uncovered for about 2 minutes. Remove kale from the heat and drain well.
  • 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.
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet, stir in garlic, saute until it’s fragrant. 
  • Add red chili pepper, Italian Seasoning and cooked turkey sausage, then keep stirring. Cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add kale, pasta and 1/4 cup reserved cooking water and lemon juice to skillet. Cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Season with salt/pepper to taste.
  • Stir in cheese, remove from the heat and serve immediately.
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