Meals

Kale, Turkey Sausage, and Tomato Medley

I rarely make up my own recipes, preferring instead to improvise on existing recipes, but while I was traveling back from Michigan, I started to crave kale, particularly sautéed kale. It was probably thanks to the lackluster airport food we were faced with that day. 😉 When we got home, I went to the grocery store and immediately grabbed a big bunch of kale, then thought, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could somehow make a one-dish meal out of this?” I ended up buying some turkey Italian sausage and some grape tomatoes, hoping those flavors would all go well together, and they did! Now, I’m sure somewhere out there, there’s already a recipe with these ingredients, and it’s probably a better recipe, but this was easy to make, it was tasty, it’s healthy, and the kids ate it. So, it’s a winner in my book!

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Kale, Turkey Sausage, and Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • One bunch kale, stems removed, leaves torn, and rinsed
  • Half an onion, chopped
  • Container of grape tomatoes, rinsed and halved
  • One pound of turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
  • Cooked brown rice (optional)

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Instructions

Heat a little bit of olive oil in a pan, then add the chopped onion and sauté until onion is slightly soft and translucent. Add the turkey sausage, using a wooden spoon to break the meat apart into little pieces.

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Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until turkey is no longer pink. Add the kale — the pan will probably be very full, but that’s OK; the kale will decrease in volume significantly as it cooks. In fact, next time I might even use 1.5 bunches of kale! Place a lid on the pan for a minute or two, or until the kale wilts a bit, then remove the lid and stir the mixture so all the ingredients are combined.

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Add the halved grape tomatoes, toss with a spatula to combine the ingredients, and continue cooking until the tomatoes are heated and the skin on them is just beginning to wrinkle, about two minutes.

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Serve over brown rice, if desired.

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About Saucy Mommy

I'm Beverly, a mom of two who loves to cook and write. Check out my blog at www.saucymommy.com for family-friendly (but tasty) meal ideas and pictures of bento box lunches.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “Kale, Turkey Sausage, and Tomato Medley

  1. Love love love! Looks delicious! Similar idea to the swiss chard/sausage/penne pasta dish you also gave me, which was a big hit with Kai. Both kale & chard sautes really well so I’m sure the kids loved it!! I’ll definitely try this out.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Posted by Tomomi Shimomura | August 21, 2013, 10:32 am
  2. This is absolutely perfect for me today : ) Thank you for posting this Beverly. Congratulations on your 200 blog and thank you again!

    Posted by Anita | August 21, 2013, 2:29 pm

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