Pasta With Sausage and Greens Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


This recipe is a quick and easy pasta dish featuring spicy mustard greens, Italian sausage and grape tomatoes. Everything is served over a bed of al-dente rigatoni for the perfect Italian meal.


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  • 1 lb. dry rigatoni noodles
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 and 1/4 lb. Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 10 oz. trimmed and chopped mustard greens
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook rigatoni according to package instructions, making sure to save 1/3 cup of cooking liquid prior to draining.
  2. Whisk Dijon into reserved pasta liquid and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Add garlic. Cook to infuse oil with flavor, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Increase heat to medium-high and add sausage. Use a wooden spoon to break it up. Cook stirring occasionally until cooked through, 5 minutes.
  5. Add mustard greens, 1/3 at a time, allowing them to wilt and make space before adding next addition. Stir in salt and cook stirring occasionally until greens are fully wilted, 3 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes and the Dijon mixture. Stir to heat through. Toss with cooked pasta.
  7. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

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