Broken Noodles with Sausage, Kale and Mushrooms
Broken pasta with sausage, kale and mushrooms is a recipe that I found a few years ago and it was one of those aha moments when I finally found a way to use up my leftover lasagna noodles that I would accumulate in my pantry from making lasagna. I don’t know why but there always seems to be at least 3 sometimes 4 sheets that don’t get used up. This happens with other pasta shapes as well and before you know it I have a pantry full of mostly empty pasta boxes. For the smaller shapes, I would at the end of the month combine them all for a pasta mix (which the kids thought this was so much fun) but the lasagna noodles remained. This recipe fixed that problem! In fact, now I never have lingering lasagna noodles and now I even buy a whole box just to make this dish! This recipe is just amazing! Honestly, what is not to love about sausage, kale and mushrooms? The lasagna noodles in this dish add that smooth buttery texture to each bite almost reminding me of egg noodles! It is so good! I found this recipe from Bevcooks who found it from the cookbook Sunday Suppers and each of us I guess has adapted it in our own way. Bevcooks uses white wine and lemon juice instead of balsamic which sounds great but if I have the foresight to buy white wine (or any wine) for a recipe it usually doesn’t make it to the day of the meal and gets consumed 🙂 Anyway…. Because of this I decided to use balsamic which is a safe bet ingredient I always have on hand! I also added some thyme to this dish because I feel like it gives it that warmth needed for fall cooking and it goes so well with the flavor of sausage! Give this dish a try and I am sure you will love it!