Orzo Pasta with Kale and Italian Sausage

Ingredients

Orzo pasta 1/2 Pound (dry)
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Italian sausage 2 , sliced into rounds
Garlic clove 4 , diced
Kale bunch 2 , sliced into ribbons
Red pepper flakes 1/4 Teaspoon
Nutmeg 1 Pinch
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Thyme 1/4 Teaspoon
Pasta water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Cream 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Parmesan cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , grated (for topping)

Directions

MAKING

1. Cook pasta. Reserve 1/2 C pasta water.

2. Heat skillet. Add oil. When oil is hot, add sausages. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add garlic, seasonings, and half of the kale.

4. Using tongs, pull up from bottom and toss, letting kale wilt. As it decreases in volume add more. Turn to low and cook for 2 minutes more.

5. Remove from heat. Add pasta water and cream. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

SERVING

6. Serve kale mixture over or tossed with pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4