Italian Sausage, Kale and Mushroom Pasta Recipe

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Cas Published: November 10, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Italian Sausage, Kale and Mushroom Pasta Recipe

How To Make Italian Sausage, Kale and Mushroom Pasta

Switch up your usual spaghetti for this unique pasta recipe! It’s loaded with hearty sausages, healthy kale, and flavorful mushrooms.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbpastauncooked
  • 3tbspextra-virgin olive oildivided
  • 1lbItalian sausagetraditional, chicken or Field Roast, sliced into rounds or crumbled
  • salt and pepper
  • 1lbbaby bella mushroomsor white button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1bunchfresh kaleroughly chopped with coarse stems removed
  • 8garlic clovespeeled and thinly-sliced or minced
  • cupdry white wine
  • red pepper flakesa pinch, crushed
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta in a large stockpot of generously-salted boiling water al dente according to package instructions. Reserve about 1⁄4 cup of pasta water on the side for later.

  2. Drain the pasta, and set it aside.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.

  4. Add the Italian sausage and sauté, flipping and stirring occasionally, until the sausage is browned and crispy on both sides.

  5. Transfer the sausage to a separate plate with a slotted spoon, and set aside.

  6. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil to the pan, and add the mushrooms.

  7. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned.

  8. Add in the kale and garlic, and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes more, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant and the kale is softened.

  9. Add in the white wine and crushed red pepper flakes, and stir to combine. Simmer for 1 minute.

  10. Combine the cooked pasta with the mushroom mixture and sausage, then toss to combine.

  11. Stir in some of the reserved pasta water for a slightly more saucy pasta.

  12. Garnish with Parmesan cheese, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 676.71kcal
  • Fat: 24.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.70g
  • Fiber: 3.68g
  • Sugar: 5.50g
  • Protein: 18.79g
  • Cholesterol: 43.09mg
  • Sodium: 1022.75mg
  • Calcium: 94.34mg
  • Potassium: 770.23mg
  • Iron: 2.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 125.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 33.41mg
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