Spicy Sautéed Kale and Sausage

Serves: 4 | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 1 large bunch of fresh Tower Garden kale, chopped
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage (or any sausage you prefer)
  • 1-2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper


  1. In a skillet, warm the olive oil over medium heat for about 1 minute.
  2. Add the garlic, cook until aromatic (about another minute), and add the chopped onion.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir occasionally for another 3–4 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
  4. Crumble the Italian sausage and add it to the pan with the garlic and onions. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. When the sausage is beginning to brown (about 5 minutes), arrange the kale on top of it, and cover the pan with a lid for about 3 minutes to wilt the kale.
  6. Uncover and stir to coat the kale with oil. Cook for an additional 10–15 minutes, or until the kale is tender.
  7. Add red pepper flakes and salt to taste. Serve immediately.