March 22, 2012
Simple Weeknight Dinner: Cavatappi with Sausage and Kale
Some pastas really are the sum of their parts. The perfectly shaped noodles being coated by just the right amount of sauce and augmented by just the right savory and hearty ingredients. This is one of those pastas, and it is perfect for this time of year when it's not too hot and not too cold.
This cavatappi with sausage and kale comes together very quickly, and is all bound together by a nice, light coating of tomato sauce. The cavatappi is the perfect shape to embrace the sausage and kale, and the flavors all blend together beautifully.
Making the Dish
1 head kale, sliced into ribbons
1/2 lb sausage, removed from casing
2 cloves garlic
1/2 red onion, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup marinara sauce
1/2 lb cavatappi
salt and pepper
Serve garnished with grated pecorino romano.
What more could you ask for from a dish that takes just about 15 minutes to prepare and costs around $7 for two servings? This is great. It's savory and delicious from the sausage, nice greens from the kale, and all bound together with tomato sauce on a delicious bed of pasta.
What's your favorite quick weeknight meal? Let us know in the comments!
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