Monday, October 28, 2013

Pumpkin Ravioli with Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage and Sauteed Kale

I'm getting the feeling this blog is going to slowly turn into a Trader Joe's blog... haha :) Here is a simple meal I cooked tonight, which sounds a lot more gourmet than it actually was...thanks to TJs. 

Pumpkin Ravioli with Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage and Sauteed Kale

1 package Trader Joe's Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli
a few big handfuls of baby kale, rinsed & dried
3 links Trader Joe's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage
extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
chicken or vegetable stock
kosher salt
ground black pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon

  1. Start boiling the water for the pumpkin ravioli. While water is heating up, slice the sausage into bite-size pieces and saute in 2 tbsp EVOO until edges are golden brown. Wrap in tin foil and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add a little more EVOO and saute the garlic until fragrant, but not colored. Add just enough stock to cover the bottom of the pan, and add the kale to the pan. Toss to combine, lower the heat, and cover.
  3. Drop the pumpkin ravioli in the boiling water and let cook for 2 1/2 minutes. Drain and set aside, then toss together with sausage pieces.
  4. Season kale with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Transfer to dish or platter. Place ravioli and sausage on top. Drizzle with a scant amount of maple syrup.
  5. Enjoy!

I can't wait to try the chicken sausage with breakfast. It is SO good with some maple syrup drizzled on top. The sausage has little chunks of apple in it which add a delicious autumnal flavor. Yum!!


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