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Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken Sausage and Kale
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Fettuccine Alfredo

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 856 kcal


  • 1 package dried fettuccine, (about 500 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 links sweet Italian chicken sausage, (chasing removed)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 6 cups fresh kale, chopped
  • ½-¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, Optional (Use more according to your liking)
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • fresh herbs (Like Mint, Parsley, Basil), Optional
  • freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano, optional


  • Bring 6 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 6 to 8 minutes or according to packaging.
  • Drain the pasta and reserve about 2 tablespoons of the pasta water.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook sausage until browned for about 3 minutes or until cooked.
  • Add onion and stir until tender for about 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and saute until lightly browned but do not burn.
  • Add the optional red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Stir in kale and cook until tender. 
  • Toss in drained cooked pasta and reserved water into the skillet. Stir for about 1 minute.
  • Add heavy cream and Italian seasoning. Keep stirring for 1 minute.
  • Add salt/pepper to taste. Remove from heat. 
  • Serve with fresh herbs and cheese


Calories: 856kcalCarbohydrates: 94gProtein: 29gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 178mgSodium: 492mgPotassium: 991mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 10695IUVitamin C: 124mgCalcium: 234mgIron: 5mg
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