Baked Pasta with Sausage & Kale4.0/5 (BASED ON 2062 reviews)
For a mini-upgrade to the classic pasta-bake, we’ve added a little sophistication to this mid-week staple by tossing in some kale and creamy ricotta along with our aromatic blend of fennel seed, lemon peel, herbs, red onion and smoked sea salt. A simpler but stylish one-pot dish for the SimplyCook range.
Cook our delicious Baked Pasta with Sausage & Kale in just Minutes
We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Baked Pasta with Sausage & Kale. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Chilli & Fennel Mix pot, a Smoked Salt & Chive pot and a Garlic Vegetable Stock pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Baked Pasta with Sausage & Kale in just 30 minutes.
How Our Recipes Kits Work
We provide flavour ingredients:
- Chilli & Fennel Mix
- Smoked Salt & Chive
- Garlic Vegetable Stock
Your shopping list:
- conchiglie pasta (shell shape) (gluten free if desired)
- red onion
- ricotta cheese
- Cheddar cheese(optional)
- bag of salad(optional)
Our 30 minute recipe
Cook the pasta
Heat the oven to 200C/ fan 180C/ gas 6 and boil the kettle.
Cook the pasta following pack instructions, reserving 2 tbsps cooking water before draining.
Fry the sausages
Heat some oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the sausages for 5 mins, or until brown. Remove and keep aside.
Add the red onion and fry for 5 mins.
Add a knob of butter and the CHILLI & FENNEL MIX and stir well.
Mix in the SMOKED SALT & CHIVE pot and the passata.
Add the GARLIC VEGETABLE STOCK pot with 120ml of boiling water and mix well.
Add the kale and ricotta
Add the kale to the sauce and bring it to a gentle simmer. Cook for 3 mins, stirring often.
Return the sausages to the pan then add the pasta and 2 tbsps of ricotta. Stir well. (Add 1-2 tbsps of pasta cooking water to the pan if the sauce looks dry.)
Tip the pasta mixture into a baking dish and top with little dots of ricotta here and there.
Grate cheese on top and bake in the oven for 10 mins, then serve with salad on the side (optional).
Baked Pasta with Sausage & Kale Reviews
BASED ON 2062 reviews
Hilary - Feb 13, 2019
Really good, although portion was very large. Next time will make it with far less pasta.
Louise - Feb 12, 2019
Always a fav with the kids
Wendy - Feb 08, 2019
Kids hated it, but we liked it!
Gina - Feb 08, 2019
Delicious flavours and enough food to feed an extra person! Enormous portion and very satisfying
Louise - Feb 07, 2019
Tracey - Feb 06, 2019
So yummy ! Wasn’t sure on fennel But was lovely !
Lois - Feb 06, 2019
Tasty simple dish.
Neil - Feb 06, 2019
Even the kids eat the kale!
Lisa - Feb 05, 2019
Used Cumberland sausages have the dish a bit of added spice was yummy!
Colin - Feb 02, 2019
Elaine - Jan 31, 2019
Preferred it the 2nd time with spinach instead of kale
Wendy - Jan 30, 2019
Ingredients I wouldn't usually put together so a very successful meal. Will definitely use again
Sarah-Jessica - Jan 29, 2019
Not my favourite, I used spinach instead of kale which was lovely but I found it too fennely & aniseedy will try and make this again and add my herbs as to not make it to strong.
Yasmina - Jan 29, 2019
I had to make a couple of changes but I enjoyed this.
joanne - Jan 27, 2019
Helen - Jan 27, 2019
Great flavours and easy to cook.
hannah - Jan 26, 2019
Really yummy. 2 year old loved it too. We had it with Heck chicken sausages which worked well.
Michelle - Jan 26, 2019
Didn’t have kale so used spring greens but worked well, lovely flavour
Iain - Jan 26, 2019
Alexis - Jan 26, 2019
Really hearty, flavoursome and tasty. My favourite out of this month’s box.
Gemma - Jan 24, 2019
I really liked this but my husband was not a fan of the kale. Next time I think we will try it with spinach instead.
Sharon - Jan 24, 2019
Nice but not a favourite
Kathryn - Jan 20, 2019
Love this one!
Megan - Jan 20, 2019
Very strange lemony/sweet/aniseed taste
Charmaine - Jan 19, 2019
Zoe - Jan 12, 2019
A nice winter warmer.
Clare - Jan 12, 2019
Lovely and reheats well. Makes absolutely loads... Definitely feeds 3 if not 4. Would have again and again. Would be a difficult dish to replicate with all the flavours so definitely worth having a kit.
Alex - Jan 10, 2019
Least fave of all the dishes we’ve tried so far. Too liquoricey from the fennel.
Jane - Jan 10, 2019
Surprised just how filling this was even the kids enjoyed it ????
Claire - Jan 09, 2019
Cooked with veggie sausages. Really delicious
Rachel - Jan 08, 2019
Really tasty. A family favourite.
Sean - Jan 07, 2019
Sarah - Jan 05, 2019
This one surprised me. I was bored of sausage and mash so wanted to try something different and it did not disappoint. Delicious.
Karen - Jan 03, 2019
This was nice, a tad fennelly for me but nice. I swapped the kale with chopped Brussels Sprouts as I don’t like kale and I couldn’t get ricotta so I used mascarpone cheese. I used beef stock instead and I topped with three cheeses: cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan.
Claire - Jan 03, 2019
I loved this, husband didn’t
Sean - Dec 30, 2018
Hazel - Dec 21, 2018
And I don’t like Kale??? Makes loads as well.
Charlie - Dec 20, 2018
Love this dish, the lemon and fennel are an amazing taste with the sausages. One of our faves.
Becky - Dec 20, 2018
It was nice, but I used more passata that it said as the sauce looked a bit dry. Quite fennelly. Nothing special though.
Claire - Dec 17, 2018
good without kale, used spinach.
Richard - Dec 16, 2018
Fennel was too strong
Stephanie - Dec 14, 2018
Jeni - Dec 13, 2018
Julie - Dec 11, 2018
After reading the reviews I substituted spinach for kale and baked the sausages in the oven for 20 minutes before adding them to everything else. The result was very tasty and enough leftovers (after serving two) for another meal!
Siobhan - Dec 11, 2018
Yummy and would easily feed three
Martin - Dec 10, 2018
Rachael - Dec 06, 2018
Personally I think this would have been better if the I had skinned the sausages and made more of a ragu. I also think the kale needed slightly more cooking as I found it still a bit tough. I would cook this again though
Karen - Dec 03, 2018
Did not like the fennel flavouring but everything else was great
Caroline - Dec 01, 2018
I was a little apprehensive about trying this as I’m not a big fan of fennel and have never had kale before. It was lovely! The melted cheese on top finished it off nicely. Will definitely be ordering this again.
Louisr - Nov 30, 2018