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Kale & Chicken Sausage Spaghetti

Servings 6


  • 1 # whole wheat spaghetti or noodle of choice
  • 1 package 4 Tomato Basil chicken sausages (or flavor of choice)
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 6 oz kale chopped (1/2 a bag from Aldi or approx 5-6 cups)
  • 1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • salt/pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Parmesan cheese


  • Boil water and cook pasta per directions. Add sausages with 5 minutes left. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add kale. Cover and cook until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Add entire can of tomatoes, juice and all, to the kale and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper, as desired. Add lemon juice.
  • Slice cooked sausages.
  • Combine kale mixture, pasta, and sausages in a large bowl. Toss with tongs until well combined.
  • Serve with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!


Other Thoughts:
  • As always, this recipe is super adaptable. Use gluten-free pasta if needed. Use vegan sausage if needed. Omit the cheese if needed. Make it fit your own nutrition needs.
  • This saves really well. Plan on leftovers.
Athletes: One big serving of this has 45 gm of carbohydrates and 25 gm of protein. This might be perfect or you might need a few more carbohydrates in the mix. If so, have some fruit or bread on the side.
Healthy Eating: I love that you can get everything you need in a big bowl of pasta! Veggies, protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. One serving has 375 calories, 12 gm fat, 45 gm carbs, 25 gm protein. I like that balance. Who says you can't eat pasta!?
Kids: Jazz up pasta night with this rendition. Let them sprinkle extra Parmesan cheese on top and twirl those noodles.