One-Pot Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Pasta
This classic combination should be a great one-pot dinner—if we could fix the anemic flavor, thin sauce, and unevenly cooked pasta.
Why This Recipe Works
To translate this hearty pasta meal into a one-pot operation, we start by browning sausage, and then we add aromatics, herbs, and convenient canned white beans. We use chicken broth to flavor the pasta, letting it simmer right along with the other ingredients, and the pasta in turn thickens the sauce as it cooks and releases starch. Adding the kale in two stages ensures that some stays pleasantly al dente while the rest melts into the sauce. Finally, grated Pecorino Romano cheese adds richness and salty tang.