Last night was a clean out the fridge night. Sweet Girl was my sous chef and we created a tasy pasta dish. I had a half a kielbasa in the fridge and some kale that needed to be eaten. My sous chef and I started grabbing ingredients and we created a great pasta dish. I wish I had a picture of Sweet Girl manning the saute pan because she did a fantastic job. I handed her a wooden spoon and asked her to keep an eye on the onions and the kielbasa and she asked , "you mean you want me to saute it?" LOVE HER!! She's also not afraid of a little kale which is fabulous - if I was making this with Little Man he would have made sure there was no "green stuff" in the pan whatsoever. Here is our creation Enjoy!!
What you need:
1/2 kielbasa, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, diced
1 bunch kale, cleaned stems removed and chopped
1/2 can cannelini beans, drained
2/3 -1 cup chicken broth
pasta of your choice (I made this with whole wheat pasta)
What you do:
Saute the kielbasa for a few minutes and then add the onions and garlic and saute until translucent.
Meanwhile, get the water going for the pasta. Once it comes to a boil add the kale and blanch it for 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and add to the saute pan. Go ahead and make your pasta now.
Add the broth to the mixture and be sure to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
When the pasta is done reserve 1 cup of the cooking water when draining. Add 1/2 to the sauce (you can add more if you feel you need it). Serve sauce with pasta and top with cheese.