Cast Iron Skillet Greens, Pasta and Sausage Sauté
This dish starts with a mountain of gorgeous, dark, leafy greens sautéed with sweet onion and pungent garlic until bright, fragrant and tender. The addition of pasta, hearty white beans and PCC Italian sausage turns this one pan wonder into a complete meal.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil Add to list
- 1 sweet onion, peeled and sliced Add to list
- 6 cups chopped dark leafy greens (any type of kale, collards, beet greens or chard in any combination) Add to list
- 2 cloves garlic, minced Add to list
- Salt and pepper, to taste Add to list
- 1 tablespoon red wine or balsamic vinegar, or to taste Add to list
- 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips Add to list
- 3 cups loosely packed cooked pasta (I like to use small pasta such as penne or shell shapes) Add to list
- 2 to 3 Italian sausages, cooked and sliced Add to list
- 1 cup cooked cannellini beans or your favorite type of beans Add to list
- 12 to 16 whole or coarsely chopped basil leaves Add to list
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Add to list
In a heavy, wide-bottom sauté pan (such as-you guessed it, cast iron…) heat the oil over medium heat. Sauté the onions for 3 to 4 minutes, or until crisp tender. Add the greens and garlic and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Cook the greens until they begin to wilt but are still bright green. Sprinkle the vinegar over the surface of the greens.
Stir in the bell pepper strips and cook for 1 minute more. Stir in the pasta, sausage, beans and basil leaves. Gently heat through.
Serve garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.
Recipe by, PCC Chef
ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea
Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.
She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.
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