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Italian Sausage Pasta

April 9th, 2016 in Chicken, Main Dishes, Pasta by
Total cooking time: 30min
Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe

This pasta dish recipe is greatly inspired by Zuppa Toscana you can find in “Olive Garden” here in US.

It has distinct Italian taste (thanks to spices in sausage), creamy parmigiano reggiano sauce and any pasta you want, all though I suggest using whole wheat linguini pasta for healthier option.

Using of hot Italian sausage rather than mild one will make the dish hotter obviously, mixing both is an option too.

Serve Italian Sausage Pasta for dinner or lunch, serve it hot, it tastes better fresh, not reheated. Stated amount of ingredients yields exactly 2 portions, adjust amounts if you need more or less.

Ingredients:


How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 1
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 1
  2. Bring a pot of water to boil, salt water to taste, add pasta in and start cooking (until al-dente):
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 2
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 2
  3. Warm up a deep skillet with a bit of oil, peel and chop onion, transfer it to the skillet and fry until lightly colored over moderate heat, stir from time to time:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 3
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 3
  4. Add chopped garlic, fry onions and garlic together for about 1 min:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 4
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 4
  5. Scoop onions and garlic mix to a side of the skillet, add all sausage and flatten it up, using spatula separate it into smaller portion pieces and fry from one side until colored:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 5
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 5
  6. Then flip to another and fry:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 6
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 6
  7. And mix meat with onions and garlic:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 7
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 7
  8. By this time pasta should be cooked already (but check its readiness and cook more if needed), drain pasta using colander and set aside:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 8
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 8
  9. Pour cream (or half-half) in:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 9
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 9
  10. Add 4 tablespoons of parmigiano reggiano cheese:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 10
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 10
  11. Mix everything and let it all cook over slow simmer (adjust heat if needed) for 3 mins or so:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 11
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 11
  12. The chop kale leaves (discard hard stem parts) and add them to the skillet:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 12
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 12
  13. Mix everything and season with salt and ground black pepper to taste:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 13
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 13
  14. Add cooked pasta:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 14
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 14
  15. Mix again and let everything cook together for a minute of two:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 15
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 15
  16. Turn heat off, Italian Sausage pasta is ready:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 16
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe: Step 16
  17. Serve it on pasta plate dressed with a bit more parmigiano reggiano cheese:
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe
    Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe
Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 cups
Servings Per Recipe: 2

Calories Per Serving: 804
Calories from Fat 369
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*

Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 181mg 60%
Sodium 1664mg 69%

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*

Total Carbohydrate 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 41g 82%
 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Note: Nutritional information is calculated approximatelly based on recipe amounts and generic ingredients used, real life numbers will vary.

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