Thursday, June 27, 2013

Busy Foodie: A Series. Sausage, Kale & Tomato Pasta

BUSY FOODIE: A series of quick, healthy meals for the girl who has better stuff to do. 

 Part One: Sausage, Kale & Tomato Pasta

As most of you know, shortly after moving to Salt Lake City I began working a 9 to 5. I'm going to write a more thorough blog post soon about my job (which I love) and what I'm doing there, but on my list of priorities food always comes first.

However, between a 40 hour a week job and managing a photography business in a new city, I find myself really, really, REALLY short on time. Like, cereal for dinner more than one night a week short on time. As a foodie and a person who prides herself on living a pretty healthy lifestyle, I knew something had to change. I began dreaming up some no-fuss meals that were as healthy as they were delicious and could be made in 30 minutes or less with very little mess to clean up afterward. This little series is the result. Enjoy! 


1 package whole grain or brown rice spaghetti 
6 oz of fresh sweet italian sausage (we opted for turkey sausage!)
2 cloves garlic, minced 
1 TBSP olive oil  

1 pint cherry tomatoes 
several large handfuls of kale, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste 
1/2 cup tomato sauce 
1 handful basil, julienned 
1 small handful of sea salt
Parmesan cheese, roughly grated to taste. 

Step One:  Add seasalt to a pot of boiling water. Add spaghetti. 

Step Two: Remove sausage from its casing. This should be very easy if your sausage is fresh - just squeeze! Set aside. 

Step Three: Heat olive oil in a sautee pan and add 2 cloves garlic, sautéing consistently for about a minute. Add sausage and brown. Add kale before sausage is browned all the way.

Step Four: Add cherry tomatoes to the pan. Cover and reduce to medium-low heat, let sit for several minutes.

Step Five: When sausage and kale is cooked through, use a wooden spoon to crush the tomatoes. The juices will begin to form a sauce.

Step Six: Add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and chopped basil, stirring until completely warmed through and the basil is wilted. Serve with grated parmesan cheese! 


JC Carter said...

I'm super excited about this series!

If you ever need a guest post for it. I'm your girl!!!

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BriannalovesJared said...

This looks so good! Thank you for such a good (and fast) recipe.

picadaisy said...

Mmm, this looks delicious!

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