Sausage, Kale & Orzo Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Sausage, Kale & Orzo Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

How To Make Sausage, Kale & Orzo Stuffed Tomatoes

You’ll love tomatoes even more with this stuffed tomatoes recipe, filled with Italian sausage, kale, orzo, garlic, onions, and topped with Parmesan cheese!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 8ozItalian sausage
  • 1cupwhite onion,diced
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 2cupskale,chopped
  • ½cupchicken broth
  • ½cupheavy cream,or half and half
  • 8ozorzo
  • 6largetomatoes,cored, hollowed out
  • ½cuppine nuts,toasted, to garnish
  • ½cupParmesan cheese,shredded, to garnish


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Italian sausage and cook until browned, and crumbling while it cooks. Remove the cooked sausage from pan with a slotted spoon.

  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pan, and cook in the sausage grease for 5 minutes until the onion is cooked and translucent. Add the kale and chicken broth. Cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the kale is wilted and cooked.

  3. Reduce heat to low and add in the heavy cream (or half and half) and the cooked sausage. Stir to combine.

  4. Meanwhile, cook the orzo in a large pot of boiling, generously salted water according to package instructions. When cooked, use a slotted spoon to add the orzo plus a half cup of reserved pasta water to the sausage and kale mixture.

  5. Stir until combined, then remove from heat. Spoon the pasta into the hollowed-out tomatoes, and garnish with toasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

For more tomato goodness, feel free to chop up some of the tomatoes that you removed and add it to the pasta.


  • Calories: 513.38kcal
  • Fat: 31.27g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.64g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.11g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.87g
  • Fiber: 4.14g
  • Sugar: 7.69g
  • Protein: 19.13g
  • Cholesterol: 64.93mg
  • Sodium: 496.41mg
  • Calcium: 208.08mg
  • Potassium: 727.88mg
  • Iron: 2.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 198.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 30.75mg
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