Creamy Orecchiette with Sausage and Greens

Creamy Orecchiette with Sausage and Greens

Make the most of fresh summer greens with this Creamy Orecchiette with Sausage and Greens. This creamy pasta is one you'll love!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Orecchiette with Sausage and Greens
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 708 kcal


  • 1 Pound Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Cups Kale Trimmed and Chopped
  • 1/4 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Pound Orecchiette Cooked al dente
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 3/4 Cups Whole Milk heated
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 Tsp Ground Mustard


  1. Using a dutch oven or similar, heat up oil on medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until there's no pink. While cooking, break into small chunks and crumbles. Remove sausage and set aside.

  2. Add kale to same pot. Season generously with salt and pepper. Stir in crushed red pepper and garlic. Cook until kale is softened and wilted. Remove and set aside.

  3. Reduce heat and add butter to pan. Once melted, stir in the flour to create a roux. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring consistently.

  4. Slowly whisk in the warm milk whisking frequently. Reduce the heat to low and cook until it achieves a gravy like consistency, about 6-8 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and ground mustard.

  5. Stir in orecchiette, sausage and kale. Toss to mix, then serve warm. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Orecchiette with Sausage and Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 708 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 599mg26%
Potassium 563mg16%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 2550IU51%
Vitamin C 28.6mg35%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.