10 Reviews

This was super delicious and fairly simple to make. I didn't have any sausage on hand, so I used chicken tenderloins instead and it was a perfect substitute. Any noodle choice will work- I'd skip long noodles like linguini or angel hair. I used farfalle noodles last time and plan on making this again tonight using different pasta again.

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Whitney H. February 04, 2014

Excellent - this was a big hit. I made a few changes, using mushrooms that needed to be used up, sliced up some chicken-basil sausages - used some organic bagged cut kale, added lemon pepper and chopped garlic. Mr. Wonderful said: "put this in the rotation."

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One Happy Woman January 07, 2014

I'm not much of a cook, but this was pretty easy and DELICIOUS. I had to look up online how to clean up the kale and blanch it (again, not much of a cook). I used "Chicken Fiesta" sausage and added some fresh ground pepper and a little salt. Otherwise I followed the recipe as is. My husband ate two big bowls, and told me he couldn't stop thinking about that dinner all the next day. :)

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cerealfordinner May 16, 2012

Delicious as is and also easy to vary based on what you have on hand. Tonight I prepared with cheese tortellini instead of penne.

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Lori C. January 08, 2012

I also use mild turkey sauage instead of hot. Yummy

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Ktab96 June 13, 2011

This was just delicious!

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iris5555 May 01, 2011

I was looking for a way to use fresh kale from our Farmer's market and Wow, am I glad I looked! It's SO easy to make and the flavors are wonderful. I only substituted elbow pasta since I had that on hand but otherwise, followed it exactly. The hot sausage added great flavor. Thanks for sharing! I highly recommend this recipe.

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Ricearoni161 May 30, 2010

I've made this twice already. We love it! The only change I made was to use a bag of frozen chopped kale instead of fresh.

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mandagirl September 12, 2009

Really tasty and very flavorful. Wasn't quite sure what to expect but this was very good, and even the kids enjoyed it. All I had was mild Italian sausage which is rather bland so I added some Penzey's pizza seasoning blend (salt and spices) and used Parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Great way to use kale. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama March 02, 2009

This was an excellent dish! It had great flavor. I added diced canned tomatoes which also added a nice color to the dish.

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Mama.D.Good December 03, 2007
Penne With Sausage and Kale