By Linda Gassenheimer

Tribune News Service

Spicy turkey sausage plays well with kale for this quick and easy pasta dinner for two.

Look for young or baby kale if possible, for a sweeter kale flavor. If it’s not available, use any type of kale and be sure to chop it well.

Helpful Hints:

• Any type of pasta sauce can be used.

• Any type of pasta can be used.


• Place water for pasta on to boil.

• Prepare ingredients.

• Cook pasta and kale.

• While pasta cooks, saute sausage, onion and garlic.

Shopping List:

To buy: 1 bunch kale, 1 package whole wheat spaghetti, 1⁄2 lb spicy or hot lean turkey sausage, 1 jar reduced-sodium pasta sauce and 1 small piece Parmesan cheese.

Staples: olive oil, onion, minced garlic, salt and black peppercorns.