Italian Sausage, Heirloom Tomato, Garlic and Kale Rigatoni



1 pound rigatoni
3 sweet Italian sausage links
16 ounce package mini heirloom tomatoes
8 ounce package grape tomatoes
10 ounce package kale
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/4 cup grated parmesan
kosher salt, for pasta water
1/4 cup white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth


Remove sausages from casings and brown in a large skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Add tomatoes, red pepper flakes and Itlalian seasoning and sauté for 5 minutes.

Add wine and chicken broth to skillet and let simmer while pasta cooks and tomatoes start to burst.

Cook pasta. Once there is 6 minutes left to cook rigatoni, add kale to pasta pot.

Add cooked pasta and kale directly to skillet with sausage and tomatoes. Combine and add grated parmesan. Mix together.


Until next time, Kris