Chock-full of vegetables, this one-pot ragout—a thick, well-seasoned stew—warms up a chilly winter evening. If you've never had kale, this dish makes the most of its sweet, earthy flavor.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 (4-ounce) links chicken sausage, cut into (1/2-inch) slices
1 zucchini, quartered and cut into (1/2-inch) slices (about 2 cups)
3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
6 cups chopped trimmed kale (about 1/2 pound)
1/2 cup water
2 (16-ounce) cans cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and sausage 4 minutes or until sausage is browned. Add zucchini and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add kale and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately.
My husband and I liked this a lot and it was fairly easy with lots of potential for preparing in advance. I read several reviews that stated it could use some spicing up, so I used spicy turkey sausage. It was a little spicier than the recipe probably should have been. I probably won't use it again next time. But we loved it and it makes a LOT, so there will be lots of chance to eat the leftovers.
Fantastic. DH, who normally doesn't care for kale, said it was "delicious". DD wants to make it for school lunches. It went together so easily. I used the Adele Chicken Pineapple sausage from Costco which gave it a tiny bit of sweetness that made it really special. I will totally make it again and again.
This was absolutely delicious. I just cooked it a bit longer and added 1 cup of chicken stock instead of the 1/2 cup of water, but otherwise made it exactly as written. I can't believe that anything so simple....this is truly a one-pot meal...could be so fantastic. I plan to make it when we entertain next week. A must-try recipe.
I love this dish! Very minor adjustment: I used combo of sweet & hot Italian sausage. Instead of water I used white wine. Because I had the Italian sausage I added some chopped kalamata olives and served with some shredded parmesan and pine nuts. Happy happy:-)
Very good - especially for healthy. I don't like kale and husband doesn't like zuc but we both enjoyed this. I didn't have sausage so used ground turkey which was good but even turkey kielbasa, etc. probably gives it more zip. Like other reviewers, I used broth instead of water and increased quantity so it was more like soup than stew. Next time I'll add some additional seasonings for a tad more flavor. Worth repeating this one!