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One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes, Sausage and Kale – a delicious one pot meal, perfect for a quick and easy family dinner or entertaining guests during the busy holiday season.
I’ve mentioned, that with three young kids, each involved in various activities, that we have a busy schedule. Now that we are in the midst of the holiday season, things are even busier with all the fun seasonal activities added into the mix.
So, now more than ever, I rely on quick and easy options for getting a delicious family dinner onto the table, such as one pot pasta dishes.
I love one pot pasta dishes, the whole meal is prepared in one pot, no separate pasta pot and strainer needed. There are so many wonderful variations of one pot pasta dishes; today I’m sharing one of our new favorites, this delicious One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes, Sausage and Kale.
This past week, while my twin 3.5-year olds girls and I were doing our weekly grocery shopping at Walmart, I picked up the ingredients for my One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes, Sausage and Kale, to have on hand for an easy dinner this week.
One of the key ingredients to this one pot pasta dish is Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, they are located in the Tomato Sauce aisle. I also picked up pasta, chicken broth, mild Italian sausage and Parmesan cheese.
In the produce section at Walmart, I picked up some baby kale, fresh basil, garlic and onions that I would need for my One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes, Sausage and Kale.
With all the veggies, pasta and sausage, this One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes Sausage and Kale, is truly a one pot meal; I also like to serve it with some fresh bread. So, in the bakery section at Walmart, I also selected a nice loaf of freshly baked crusty bread.
How to Make One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes, Sausage and Kale
Yesterday, I needed to get a quick and easy dinner on the table. So, I assembled the ingredients needed for my One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes, Sausage and Kale, including Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, chicken broth, pasta, sausage, baby kale, fresh basil, onions and garlic. I then removed the sausage from its casings and shaped it into small balls.
Next, I heated the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat and added the onions and garlic, which I sautéed for a few minutes, until softened. I then added the sausage and sautéed until no longer pink, about seven minutes. Then, I added the Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, chicken broth, fresh basil and pasta.
I gave the mixture a good stir to make sure the pasta was submerged. Then, I increased the heat to high and waited until the mixture came to a boil, about three more minutes. Then, I covered the pot and reduced the heat to medium low and simmered for 11-12 mintutes, until the pasta was al dente.
I removed the lid, and added the kale, a handful at a time, stirring to incorporate. I turned off the heat and let the pot stand for 5 minutes, to allow time for any remaining liquid to be absorbed by the pasta. Finally, I seasoned the pasta with salt and pepper.
In just about 30 minutes, this One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes, Sausage and Kale is ready to serve, and a delicious family dinner is on the table. A nice loaf of crusty bread is the perfect accompaniment to this easy, satisfying pasta dish.
I like to keep some cans of Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes on hand to create one pot pasta dishes, such as this One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes, Sausage and Kale. One pot pasta dishes are perfect for easy family dinners. I also like to make them when I’m entertaining out of town guests during the holidays.
This past weekend and week prior, my parents were staying with us for the Thanksgiving holiday. All of our focus was on preparing for the main holiday meal, however we still needed to have dinner on the other days, and I was happy to have some Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes in the pantry to whip up a quick and easy one pot pasta dish for dinner on Saturday evening.
This quick and easy One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes, Sausage and Kale is perfect for a delicious family dinner. It is also great for a stress-free meal when entertaining guests during the busy holiday season.
What is your favorite quick and easy one pot dish? Please let me know in the comments below!