This Creamy Parmesan Sausage and Kale Pasta is a comforting meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
It’s the simple things.
Thick woolly slippers.
An empty dishwasher.
Peeling off the sticker on that Kohl’s advertisement and revealing the coveted 30% off coupon.
Sushi on the living room floor.
The frantic tail wags of a dog so thrilled just to see you walk through the door.
Red box movies.
A creamy bowl of pasta.
This is one of the most rewarding things about cooking. Sure, it’s great to spend hours preparing an elaborate feast, but when you can spend 30 minutes in the kitchen and come out with something rich and satisfying, that’s true success.
This is one of those successes. It takes about 20 minutes to make this dish, and about 2 seconds to realize it’s going to become a regular on your dinner rotation for the winter. The heft and slight bitterness of kale blends well with the creamy sauce. And the sausage? Well, sausage just makes everything better.
The ingredient list for this dish is short, so make each one really great. Get some good quality Parmesan, fresh lemon juice, your favorite Italian sausage. I like Bob Evan’s Italian sausage, but if you’re not a friend of fennel you may prefer a regular breakfast sausage.
Give yourself 20 minutes to make this satisfying dish, and you’ll be left with plenty of time to enjoy all the other slightly more complicated pleasures of life.
Recipe adapted from Everyday with Rachael Ray