Turkey Sausage Ragu with Kale and Papardelle

Yield: 4 servings ( Serving Size: 2 1/2 oz pasta; 1 cup sauce )
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  • 3 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh thyme leaves
  • 8 ounce(s) spicy italian turky sausage casing discarded
  • 1/4 tablespoon(s) chile flakes
  • 3 clove(s) fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup(s) red wine
  • 14 1/2 ounce(s) can chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh oregano leaves torn with fingers
  • 1 bunch(es) kale cleaned, stems discarded, rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 ounce(s) whole-what pappardelle, fettuccine or tagliatelle pasta
  • 1/2 cup(s) flat-leaf parsley for garnish
  • parmagiano reggiano for garnish


  1. Add 1 tbsp oil, onion and thyme to a medium pot over medium heat. Stir to coat, cover and cook until onion is softened and just beginning to color, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Uncover pot, add sausage, chile flakes and garlic, and continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.Off the heat, carefully deglaze by adding wine. Return to heat and reduce for 1 minutes. Add tomatoes, oregano and kale. Stir well, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover and continue cooking until sauce is reduced and slightly thickened, 10 minutes. Stir in additional 2 tbsp oil plus vinegar. Season with salt and black pepper.

  2. When sauce is almost finished cooking, add pasta to a large pot filled with boiling salted water and cook until al dente, following package directions.Drain well and immediately toss with tomato reduction to coat. Then serve, topped with a drizzle of oil, a sprinkling of parsley and Parmigiano-Reggiano sahvings.
April 2011

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