Scrape up the browned bits of food in the pan with broth, to make a simple sauce that's well-seasoned from the sausage.
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Rigatoni with Sausage and Kale

  • 2 cup (s) uncooked Rigatoni
  • 1/8 teaspoon table Salt or to taste for cooking pasta
  • 8 ounces uncooked Turkey Sausage(s) (Sweet Italian Variety)
  • 4 cup (s) uncooked Kale (roughly chopped into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 cup (s) canned Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon table Salt
  • 1/2 cup (s) shredded Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano recommended)
step-by-step directions
  • Cook rigatoni in salted water according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, remove sausage from casing and cook in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, breaking up sausage as it cooks, about 3 minutes. Add kale; cook, stirring frequently, until limp, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add broth to skillet and scrape up browned bits on bottom of skillet with a wooden spoon; season with salt and pepper. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low; cook until kale is tender, about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in rigatoni; heat through.
  • Sprinkle each serving with about 2 tablespoons of cheese before serving. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.
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