Parmesan Penne with Italian Sausage and Kale
Recipe type: Pasta
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Serves: 4 - 6
A hearty, easy camping dinner.
  • 2 cups of dried penne pasta
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 20 ounces of Italian sausage (loose or removed from casings)
  • 4 cups of chopped kale
  • ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup of softened butter sliced into small pats
  • 1 cup of grated parmesan
  1. Cook pasta per package instructions.
  2. In 10" skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat, then add the sausage, cooking until browned (about 10 minutes).
  3. Stir the kale into the pan with the sausage, cooking until well wilted (about 4-5 minutes).
  4. Add crushed red pepper, salt and pepper to the sausage mixture, stir to blend the seasonings throughout the mixture.
  5. Turn off the heat and cover the sausage mixture until the penne is ready.
  6. When the pasta is ready, scoop out about ½ cup of the pasta water, set aside.
  7. Drain the pasta, return to the pot with the butter and parmesan, stirring gently to melt the butter.
  8. Add the reserved pasta water, stirring gently.
  9. Fold the sausage mixture into the pasta, until well incorporated.
  10. Serve.
Recipe by Campsite Bistro at