M closes a couple days a week and while I would love to eat pizza rolls every time that happens, that isn’t sustainable. This is one of my favorite ‘single gal dinner’s that comes together very quickly and is relatively healthy.
1 frozen sausage patty
1 scant cup dried pasta
1/2 cup frozen kale or spinach
1/3-1/2 cup prepared marinara
Start the water for the pasta over high heat. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add a teaspoon of oil. Add the frozen sausage patty and cook, turning frequently to break it into pieces. By this point, it’s usually time to add the pasta to the boiling water. Then add in the frozen kale and marinara sauce. Stir together with the sausage and let cook – warming the kale through. Drain the pasta, reserving a few tablespoons of pasta water. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Add the pasta water to the sauce, a few teaspoons at a time, if it needs to be loosen up. Season to taste with ground black pepper or red pepper flakes! Top with parm or your cheese of choice!