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  • 100g kale, woody stems discarded and leaves chopped
  • 175g rigatoni
  • olive oil
  • 4 herby sausages, skinned and torn into chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic, finley sliced
  • a pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 75ml double cream
  • 30g parmesan, finely grated


  • STEP 1

    Put the kale in a bowl and pour over a kettle of boiled water. Leave while you make the pasta.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the rigatoni in boiling salted water following pack instructions.

  • STEP 3

    Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a frying pan and fry the sausage meat, breaking up any large chunks with a wooden spoon.

  • STEP 4

    Keep frying until really golden and crisp on the edges and completely cooked through.

  • STEP 5

    Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, then add the dried chilli flakes and mustard, and mix well.

  • STEP 6

    Drain the kale, then stir into the sausage with the stock and simmer for 1 minute.

  • STEP 7

    Add the cream and stir until bubbling.

  • STEP 8

    Drain the pasta, keeping a small cup of the cooking water.

  • STEP 9

    Add the pasta and parmesan to the sausage pan, along with the reserved cooking water, and toss everything together until the pasta is well coated.

  • STEP 10

    Taste and season with pepper and a little salt, if it needs it. Serve in warm bowls.


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