Sausage Pappardelle Recipe with Kale

Sausage pappardelle with kale

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Check out this super quick and easy pappardelle with spicy sausage and curly kale. The ribbons of pappardelle and hint of chilli make this dish a wonderful warming midweek meal for two


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  • curly kale 100g, woody stalks discarded and leaves chopped
  • butter 25g
  • onion 1, roughly chopped
  • cumberland pork sausages 3 (about 200g), skinned
  • garlic 1 clove, sliced
  • fennel seeds ¼ tsp, crushed
  • dried chilli flakes ¼ tsp
  • pappardelle 150g
  • Grana Padano 30g, finely grated, plus extra to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the kale in a bowl and pour over a kettleful of boiling water. Leave to wilt while you make the rest of the sauce.

  • Step 2

    Heat the butter in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 8-10 minutes or until softened and starting to turn golden. Pinch the sausages into nuggets and add to the frying pan, breaking up into smaller chunks with a wooden spoon and cooking until the pork is crisp and golden. Stir in the garlic, fennel and chilli, and cook for 2 minutes, then stir in the drained kale.

  • Step 3

    Cook the pappardelle in boiling, salted water following pack instructions. Drain, keeping a cupful of the cooking water. Tip the drained pasta into the pan with the pork and kale. Toss, adding a good splash of cooking water, and the grana padano, and toss again until emulsified. Serve with extra cheese, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 805
  • Fat 41.6g
  • Saturates 18.8g
  • Carbs 73.7g
  • Sugars 8.9g
  • Fibre 8.4g
  • Protein 29.8g
  • Salt 1.7g