Spaghetti with Sweet Sausage and Cabbage

I was a little hesistant to make this for dinner tonight….I mean cabbage and sausage with spaghetti? I will warn you, this recipe makes a lot! My husband and I thought it was really good, but it didn’t go over well with our little one. She picked out all the cabbage. Oh well, I guess it’s ok that she doesn’t like every vegetable.

Coarse salt and ground pepper
8 ounces spaghetti
1 tsp olive oil
1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 head Savoy or green cabbage (about 2 pounds), halved, cored, and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot. Set aside.

While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add sausage; cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a plate; set aside (reserve skillet with rendered fat).

To skillet, add onion, 2 tablespoons water, and as much cabbage as will fit; season with salt and pepper. Cover; cook until tender, tossing occasionally and adding more cabbage as space becomes available, 6 to 10 minutes.

To pasta, add cabbage mixture and sausage. Toss with enough pasta water to create a sauce. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in vinegar

Recipe from Everyday Food Magazine

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