Pasta With Kale and Turkey Sausage

Pasta With Kale and Turkey Sausage

If you’re not (yet) a kale-lover, this is the pasta recipe that will change your mind.

And if you are, this hearty, satisfying dish with kale and turkey sausage will rock your world!

Cooking with aromatic vegetables and broth brings out the softer side of our favorite leafy green and makes a scrumptious sauce for this easy pasta recipe.

Pasta With Kale and Turkey Sausage on a plate
3.73 from 51 votes

Pasta with Kale and Turkey Sausage

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 321 kcal


  • 6 oz dry whole-wheat pasta
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow (or orange) bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 8 oz Italian-style turkey sausage, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • ½ cup low-sodium, organic fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 bunch kale, ribs removed, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese (to taste; optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add oil, bell pepper, and onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  4. Add sausage and garlic, Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until sausage starts to brown.
  5. Add broth and kale; cook, stirring occasionally, adding additional broth or water as needed, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until kale is soft.
  6. Add pasta to sausage mixture.
  7. Top with cheese if desired.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Pasta with Kale and Turkey Sausage
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 509mg22%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
½ Green
½ Red
2 Yellow
½ tsp.

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