Sausage Pasta Recipe With Kale and Mustard

Pasta with sausage, kale and mustard

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Check out this simple sausage pasta recipe with kale and mustard. This Italian sausage pasta dish is super quick and easy to make, and you can easily use spaghetti if you don't have rigatoni



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

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 998
  • Fat 58.1g
  • Saturates 26.3g
  • Carbs 79.9g
  • Sugars 6.5g
  • Fibre 8g
  • Protein 34.7g
  • Salt 2.7g