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Sausage, kale and sun-dried tomato pasta

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Sausage, kale and sun-dried tomato pasta

Main Serves 4 25 min
This is a super-easy, rustic pasta dish that only calls for about 5 ingredients. If you can use spelt penne rather than white – it's extra flavour sits well with the punch of sun-dried tomatoes and robust kale. If you have spinach or chard in your box, just use that in place of kale - reduce the cooking time accordingly.

Ingredients

  • 400g penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 450g pork sausages, sliced open, sausage meat removed and roughly crumbled, casings discarded
  • 250g kale, tough stalks removed and discarded, leaves roughly chopped
  • 12 sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan, freshly grated
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    In a large pan of salted boiling water, cook the penne according to the packet instructions. Drain and reserve the cooking water.
  • Step 2

    While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the sausage meat and cook on a low to medium heat for about 6 or 7 minutes, until just cooked through.
  • Step 3

    Add the kale and sun-dried tomatoes. Cook for a minute, stirring constantly, then add a couple of ladles of the pasta cooking water.
  • Step 4

    Simmer for another couple of minutes or so, until the kale has wilted and the liquid reduced.
  • Step 5

    Add the Parmesan and season. Stir to combine and serve with a drizzle of olive oil or some of the sun-dried tomato oil.

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