Orzo with Turkey Sausage and Kale

Orzo with turkey sausage and kale is a healthy and flavorful pasta meal.


  • 2 turkey sausages, andouille or other flavorful type
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste
  • 10 ozs orzo
  • 6 olives, sliced
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the sausages, and cook 5 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally to brown the sausages.
  2. Remove sausages from skillet, set aside to cool. Slice sausages thinly when cooled, and set aside.
  3. Add the other tablespoon olive to the skillet, and add the onion. Cook on medium heat until it begins to soften.
  4. Add the red bell pepper, cook for a few more minutes. Add the garlic, cook for one minute more.
  5. Gradually add the kale to the skillet, it will cook down quickly so you can add more.
  6. Add the chicken broth to the skillet. Then add red pepper flakes and salt to taste. Stir to combine ingredients, then cover the skillet to simmer.
  7. Begin cooking the orzo according to package instructions as the kale simmers.
  8. After the kale has simmered for 10 minutes, stir in the reserved sausage, and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  9. When the orzo is done, drain the orzo. Toss the orzo immediately with the kale mixture. Stir in the feta cheese and olives, then the dish is ready to serve.
  10. Simmer the kale mixture for 10 minutes covered.
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