Sausage and Kale Spaghetti Recipe

A quick and easy meal is always the goal on a weeknight and this sausage and kale spaghetti recipe fits the bill. All you need is some good sausage, spaghetti, kale and peppers to make this easy dish. I used hot Italian sausage and have used lamb sausage for this dish before. The sausage is a nice break from ground beef because of its delicious and unique flavor.

Sausage and Kale Spaghetti Recipe

I really love how this dish comes together with the different textures of ingredients. You could use spinach in place of kale but I like the bite that kale provides when its not overcooked. Peppers are a well known accompaniment to sausage so adding them to this dish was a no brainer. I did not go heavy on seasonings since the sausage is already packed with flavor. Just some garlic, salt and pepper will do the trick.

Sausage and Kale Spaghetti Recipe

Noticed how I mentioned a good sausage in the beginning of this post. The reason is that sausage is not recommended in most diets especially the Paleo diet, but since I am not a believer in restrictions, I suggest being very picky with your sausage. Some sausages are packed with meat fillers and lots of fat which I try to stay away from. I have decided to share some good tips for picking a good sausage that you may find helpful.

How to choose a good sausage

  1. Choose a sausage with at least 85% meat and less than 5% saturated fat.
  2. Stay away from sausage that contains additives and preservatives like sulphur dioxide
  3. Avoid sausage with very high sodium content.
  4. Always check what kind of meat is the sausage. Sometimes the front of the package may say chicken sausage but contains chicken and pork or other kinds of meat.
  5. Avoid sausage with fillers like maize, maltodextrin, hydrolysed vegetable protein and more. Fillers are used to add more weight to the sausage.

It will be very hard to find a sausage like this but they certainly exist. I usually get mine at Whole Foods and they are worth the extra 2 or 3 bucks.

Let me know if you try this Sausage and Kale Spaghetti Recipe, you can shoot me direct message or tag me on Instagram. I am always looking forward to hearing from you. If you are in need for another weeknight recipe inspiration, you may also check out my Pan Seared Salmon with cucumber dill sauce recipe

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Sausage and Kale Spaghetti Recipe
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 box spaghetti
  • 5 Italian sausages
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 large yellow pepper sliced
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic
  • 4 cups roughly chopped kale
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 box spaghetti
  • 5 Italian sausages
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 large yellow pepper sliced
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic
  • 4 cups roughly chopped kale
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees on bake and place sausage in the oven to cook.
  2. Cook spaghetti per package instructions for about 12 minutes and set aside when cooked.
  3. While spaghetti and sausage are cooking. Slice peppers, onions, then mince tomatoes and garlic in a food processor.
  4. Remove sausage from oven cut into small pieces and cook till browed in a hot wok with olive oil. About 5 minutes.
  5. Add onions, peppers and kale to sausage and cook for about 3 minutes then add tomatoes and garlic mix.
  6. Add beef broth, cover and cook for another 5 minutes and serve.
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Comments

  1. Firstly, i love your blog! Such great recipes, and beautiful aesthetic! Second, I am a huge fan of all the ingredients in this post (especially spaghetti LOL) – looking forward to trying 🙂

    • Thank you! The kale really works great in this dish, totally agree about making sure its cooked right.

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