Creamy Kale and Turkey Sausage Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes Recipe

Creamy Kale and Turkey Sausage Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes Recipe

How To Make Creamy Kale and Turkey Sausage Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Serve a satisfyingly filling dish with this turkey sausage pasta! It’s packed with penne and sundried tomatoes, all coated in a rich and creamy sauce.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 12ozdry penne pasta,(about 3¾ cups)
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1lbItalian turkey sausage links,(4 sausage links), hot or mild, not sweet, casings removed, crumbled
  • ½cupsun dried tomatoes,in oil, drained, patted dry with paper towels, sliced
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • ½cupchicken broth,low sodium
  • 8ozkale thick ribs,(4 cups), packed, removed, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 3tbspall purpose flour
  • ¾cupmilk
  • ¼cupheavy cream
  • cupParmesan cheese,finely shredded


  1. Cook the pasta according to directions on the package, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water for the pasta sauce.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown and cooked through.

  3. Add in sun-dried tomatoes and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds longer. Pour in the chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze browned bits.

  4. Add the kale, cook, and toss occasionally for about 5 minutes until wilted and tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour, then cook stirring constantly for 1 minute.

  6. While whisking slowly, pour in the milk and whisk vigorously to smooth lumps. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then cook until mixture beings to bubble and thicken. Remove from heat, stir in cream and parmesan cheese.

  7. Pour the milk mixture into sausage mixture, along with drained pasta, and toss to evenly coat. Stir in up to ½ cup reserved pasta water to reach desired consistency.

  8. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Calories: 729.25kcal
  • Fat: 34.96g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.85g
  • Trans Fat: 0.60g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.23g
  • Carbohydrates: 62.06g
  • Fiber: 3.23g
  • Sugar: 6.52g
  • Protein: 39.95g
  • Cholesterol: 143.96mg
  • Sodium: 784.28mg
  • Calcium: 219.80mg
  • Potassium: 799.22mg
  • Iron: 3.34mg
  • Vitamin A: 139.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.70mg
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