Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Farafalle with Sausage, Cannellini Beans, and Kale

Have you ever been so angry you walk around your house completely useless because you're muttering to yourself about how angry you are? Well, I've had a rough morning and as a result I'm just about angry enough to spit (like spitting would help). In the interest of not leaking that anger (or mentioning the person with which I'm angry), today's Legume Wednesday will be fairly without commentary.

All I can say is it's a truly delicious dinner and I'll definitely be making it again. Yum!

Farafalle, with Sausage, Cannellini Beans, and Kale
adapted from Cooking Light

16 ounces uncooked farafalle (bow tie pasta)
1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 pound pork sausage
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 (14 oz.) can fat-free less-sodium chicken broth
1 (16 oz.) package fresh kale
1 (15 oz.) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Keep warm.

Drain tomatoes in a small sieve over a bowl, reserving 2 tsp oil; slice tomatoes. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add sliced tomatoes, reserved 2 tsp tomato oil, onion, and sausage to pan; cook 10 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble. Add garlic to pan. Cook 1 minute. Add seasoning, pepper, and broth to pan. Stir in kale; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until kale is tender. Stir in pasta, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, and beans. Sprinkle with cheese.


Kitt said...

Well, I hope a good meal will make the mad go away. It certainly looks soothing.

Deborah said...

I hope your day is going better! This looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

I'm quite sure her name rhymes with Phara Salin, and I'm mad at her too. Food is good for the emotions. Like an entire batch of chocolate chip cookies. And, yes. The lentel soup was DIVINE.

Johanna said...

the meal looks good - hope you managed to find a space to give you a break from your anger (like cooking this meal or blogging) - or managed to deal with it!

the cheap chick said...

Mmmm.... yummy. That is a most excellent recipe. And, do you want me to kick the person pissing you off? Because I TOTALLY will.

glamah16 said...

This to will pass. Just let it roll off your back. Or give the person the real silent treatment. Works every time.I love my cannellini beans and kale. Great combo with the pasta.

Amanda said...

Oh, yeah. More often than I can say... the mad that makes your stomach vibrate and you mutter and want to throw things. And spit.

Love the recipe--italians around here tend toward the combination of some kind of green, some kind of bean, and sausage. You can't go wrong with that!