Poof, done, dinner.- Gluten Free Brown Rice Penne, Kale and Sausage

Another of my quick Gluten-Free dinner posts.

This one is so incredibly easy, it almost doesn’t need words.

First make sure to choose a great pasta. Mine was Jovial Organic Brown Rice Penne


Then the greens. We adore Kale around my house so that was our choice but the Rainbow Chard would work just as well.  I tend to pick up a bag of these greens whenever I just haven’t had the time to harvest from my garden.  No excuses to not include greens in a meal, Cut N Clean are even washed.



Finally, I gather the sausage from a local source. Hempler’s is a Ferndale Washington based manufacturer.  No nitrates, no nitrites in these tasty treats. My family loves spicy so the Andouille was our pick, feel free to use Italian or Keilbasa if you would like a less spicy version.

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Gluten Free Brown Rice Penne, Kale and Sausage
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Serves: 4
  • 1 package Jovial Brown Rice Pasta
  • 3 Hempler Andouille Sausages- cut in half and then into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Bag Cut and Clean Kale
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil (optional)
  • Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
  1. Cool pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain, reserving 2+ cups of the cooking water.
  3. In same pot, while the pasta remains in your colander, place oil (if desired) and sausage.
  4. Cook sausages till well warmed and beginning to brown, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the bag of kale,stirring.
  6. Cook for 3-5 minutes till the kale wilts.
  7. Add back the pasta and as much of the pasta cooking water as you need to create a thin sauce on the pasta.
  8. Serve immediately, sprinkling with parmesan cheese as you wish.



  1. GAJulie says

    Looks yummy! I made a similar dish with white beans and onions instead of the pasta. I added a little chicken stock too and used 70% less fat chicken Andouille Sausage. I have some questions for you regarding celiac disease and monitoring it. I am my doctor’s first celiac patient and I think I know more than he does. I live in the rural South and just need to know, what things should we be doing to see if improvement is made with my disease and the related conditions? Blood work? How often? Another biopsy? I’m 62 and was diagnosed in February. I had one meeting with a dietician and then was set free on my own. I go in August to see my primary care physician and then my gastro doc. I just want to know what to ask, what to say, and what they need to know. Thank you.

    • says

      Hi Julie,
      I follow-up with blood work 6-8 months post diet change to see, rarely do I suggest a second biopsy. Many of your symptoms will change well before that time, and you will likely feel far better.

  2. says

    Dr. Jean, thank you so much for putting our bag of ready-to-use kale to such good use! Your dish is nutritious, fast, and it doesn’t get much easier. You’re right, a bag of kale or another favorite green takes away the excuse.

    We’re going to share this on our Facebook page and link here so people can see how you made it, and your lovely photography. If you wish, come LIKE us on Facebook for more recipes and tips on super healthy greens like kale, chard, beet, mustard, turnip, collard and other green leafies. https://www.facebook.com/Cut.n.Clean.Greens

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