For a fast weeknight pasta dinner, why not cook your sauce and pasta all at once? By using the exact amount of water you need to cook the pasta--no colanders here--the starch that cooks off into your pasta water, which you usually drain away, stays in the pot, giving you delectably creamy results. Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2016

Breana Killeen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine pasta, sausage, kale, tomatoes, onion, garlic, pesto, Italian seasoning, salt and crushed red pepper in a large pot. Stir in water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, stirring frequently, until the pasta is cooked and the water has almost evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Serve garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

307 calories; 10 g total fat; 3.2 g saturated fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 725 mg sodium. 529 mg potassium; 43.8 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 14.1 g protein; 2370 IU vitamin a iu; 32 mg vitamin c; 59 mcg folate; 124 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 86 mg magnesium;

Reviews (8)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2018
I made this last night and it was amazing! I added a little bit of pepper garlic salt and a whole chilli to give it that kick and also cooked the meat garlic onion and chilli first before boiling it all together Definitely a meal I ll make all the time from now on! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2018
I just made this with my boyfriend and we are super happy with it. I added a little cayenne pepper for spice. Groceries are expensive and in our area this cost us around 5 per meal/ 6 servings. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2017
Great all around. You have to make it your own. I read comments about how bland and tasteless it was I simply added my favorite seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2017
I saw this in the magazine and thought Eureka! what a great idea but hesitated after seeing the negative reviews. Made it anyway and glad I did! I will say that I browned the sausage and half the onion in the pot then took it them out before adding the rest of the ingredients. Added them towards the end of cooking otherwise made it exactly as written. I agreed with another reviewer that I didn't like boiled meat but it might have turned out fine as written. That said was really good and will make again for sure. It seems to be a very adaptable recipe to different flavor profiles so look forward to experimenting with this in future! Good job! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/04/2017
I wont be making this again. I followed all the instructions to a T and the end product was very bland. I tried adding more seasonings to this but I was unable to salvage this meal. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/23/2017
I will not be making this again. I saw it and thought "Oh wow it looks so easy and good." It's easy but not good. The flavor is just not there for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2017
Very good and easy. I fried the sausage up separately and added to the end as I am not a fan of boiled meat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2017
I love how easy this recipe is! I've tried it with gluten-free pasta and it works just as well (you just have to add a little extra liquid). Read More