Chickpea, Sausage, Parsnip and Kale Orecchiette

Chickpea, Sausage, Parsnip and Kale Orecchiette

1 pound orecchiette
1 lbs pound Italian sausage meat
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 can (15.5 ounces) rinsed and drained chickpeas
1/2 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch rounds
5 cups ribbed and shredded kale
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper
Lemon juice, for drizzling

Cook pasta, then drain. In a skillet, cook sausage meat in 1 tablespoon olive oil until opaque, breaking up with a spoon. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add parsnips to skillet and saute until softened and browned, 5 minutes, Add chickpeas and cook 3 minutes. Add kale and wilt. Add pasta and Parmesan; season. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.

Tonight, I’m serving with crusty French Baguette, small garden salad and fresh fruit compote.

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