A Week of Cooking Light: Wednesday: Penne with Sausage, Cannellini Beans, and Kale
Here we are at Day 3 of this week's Cooking Light Sunday Strategist meal plan! Yes, I KNOW it's Thursday... haha
We had a late dinner last night, so by the time we ate it was basically time to go to bed. SO, here is what we had for dinner yesterday. As I mention in my video below, I have made this particular dish many times, so I really didn't have to consult the recipe at all. I only changed a few things about the recipe: I used penne pasta instead of farfalle, I didn't add the italian seasoning (because the sausage is already so seasoned that I didn't feel the need for it, and I didn't add sundried tomatoes because I don't think this recipe needs it. I also used andouille sausage because that is what we had on hand.
This is a seriously easy recipe to make. Great for weeknight dinners and it's so fresh and delicious. For the simplicity of this dish, it really is a hearty dish as well. I also really like making this with whole wheat pasta if I have it. There's no real "sauce" in this dish, however the chicken broth mixed with the cooked down cannellini beans and the parmesan cheese actually create a bit of a creamy light sauce. The red pepper flakes add that touch of spiciness to it. It's just a perfect dish and you must make it immediately! :-)
As I mentioned in my video, I've blogged about this very dish before. You can check out that post here.
Check out my video below to see how it's made: