Penne with Creamy Kale and Canellini Sauce
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 6
 
This recipe is a combination of beans and greens and an Alfredo sauce. It's very delicious.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of penne, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 pound of Italian sausage, hot or mild (your choice).
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped.
  • 2 cans of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed.
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ of an 8 ounce package of cream cheese
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ⅓ c shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese for serving
Instructions
  1. Put pot full of salted water on stove to bring to a boil.
  2. When the water boils, put pasta
  3. While waiting for water to boil, chop onion and mince garlic then set aside.
  4. Chop Tomatoes and kale and set aside..
  5. Put Italian Sausage into pan and brown.
  6. Drain excess grease, reserving 2 tablespoons in the pan.
  7. Saute onion and garlic with sausage.
  8. When onion is beginning to get translucent, add beans, tomatoes, and kale and saute for 2 -3 minutes. Add ½ cup of water.
  9. Cover pot and allow to steam until kale is wilted.
  10. Stir in cream cheese, half and half and Parmesan cheese.
  11. Mix well until cheese is melted and well incorporated.
  12. Add Mozzarella cheese and stir until well incorporated.
  13. Serve sauce over cooked pasta, or toss pasta with sauce before serving.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/cooking/penne-with-creamy-kale-and-canellini-sauce/