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kalesaus12I can not say enough about this pasta, I was in the mood for something fresh yet decadent and this hit every spot I was looking for! I saw this curly pasta in the organic section of the grocery store and my daughter thought it looked so fun we had to try it! Savory breakfast sausage and vitamin rich kale, how can you go wrong?! Serves 4. 

You will need these ingredients:

  • kalesaus116 oz. Pasta Lensi Trottole pasta or your favorite outrageous pasta be creative!
  • 1lb of fresh ground breakfast sausage
  • 1 leek stalk chopped into slices to make about 3/4 of a cup I like the green ends for this
  • 8oz of fresh kale greens (1/2 of the 16oz bag pictured)
  • 2cups chicken broth
  • 2Tbs of Olive oil for pan
  • 8oz of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pat of butter and 1 tsp of salt and pepper OR you can use the new Saute Express savory butter 1 pat will do it!
  • 1/2 cup white wine (not pictured use whatever you have or ormit)
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese (1/8 cup for recipe and 1/8 cup for dusting)
  • Dipping bread your going to want it!

Fist thing is start your pasta water and boil off your pasta and set aside. Make sure you rinse your pasta when done this gets the extra starch off and it doesn’t get sticky while sitting.

kalesaus2For the sauce you will need a large sauce pan, add your olive oil in the bottom of the pan coating and turn on medium to moderate high heat. Add sausage and diced leeks in the sauce pan and saute.

kalesaus3Aren’t those leeks beautiful they have such a unique taste that blends wonderfully with sausage. Stir until it is considerably done but not all the way, then add your stock and the white wine and let simmer until the sausage is the rest of the way done and it is simmering nicely, about 5-7minutes.

kalesaus4kalesaus7This is the bottle of wine I used it’s a small sampler bottle and just perfect for recipes! Then you can use the rest for well …whatever =)Time to add the kale, just lay right on top giving a quick stir then lay a lid on top to help it steam into the broth.

kalesaus5kalesaus6This will take about another 5-7 minutes. It will look like so…

kalesaus8  kalesaus9I love this new butter, I know it’s lazy but I do love the flavor it gives right away. At this point add one pat or you can add one pat of butter and the salt and pepper. kalesaus10When the butter melts, you can now add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Stir in and simmer for another five minutes.   kalesaus11Now lets add the drained pasta into the sauce. I added everything back into my pasta pot for easy handling. kalesaus12kalesaus13Just look at that color. Give everything a good stir make sure everything if covered and simmer on low for a few minutes.  Serve and you are ready to eat!! We had a few croissants left over and they were perfect for dipping!! Low calorie? NO but so delicious.

kalesausfinalSprinkle with the remainder of the Parmesan cheese or just dig in as is! I did! Hope you enjoy!