Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 links sweet Italian turkey sausage (8 oz.), such as Jennie-O, casing removed, crumbled
1 small red bell pepper, chopped (about ¾ cup)
½ medium onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
4 cups chopped kale (3 oz.)
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
1½ cups water
¾ cup whole-wheat penne pasta (3 oz.)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook, stirring, until no longer pink, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Add bell pepper and onion to the pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in kale, garlic, crushed red pepper (if using), and the sausage; cook, stirring, until the kale is wilted, about 3 minutes.
Stir in water and pasta; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until the pasta is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve immediately.