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Satisfying like a big bowl of warm comfort food, this pasta dish sneakily includes a ton (2 bunches to be precise) of fiber and iron-packed mustard greens. Sweet Italian sausage adds lots of spicy flavor and meaty satisfaction. The recipe calls for orecchiette, but of course it’s okay to substitute whatever pasta you have in the pantry. Red pepper flakes, toasted bread crumbs, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese take dinner over the top. If there are any leftovers, enjoy them the next day for lunch (tastes like a sophisticated pasta salad).

Anna Painter


Credit: Levi Brown

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20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook the sausage in olive oil in a large skillet over medium until browned. Add garlic, mustard greens, salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Cook until the greens are wilted, about 2 minutes.

  • Add orecchiette and toss to combine. Serve topped with bread crumbs and Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

689 calories; fat 19.2g; saturated fat 4.7g; protein 38.5g; carbohydrates 94.9g; fiber 10.9g; sugars 6.8g; cholesterol 34g; iron 8.5mg; sodium 809mg; calcium 274.5mg.