15-Minute Kale & Rigatoni Pasta

💁🏻‍♀️ When you need a healthy alternative to refined and not-so-good-for-you pasta, THIS is it!


⏲ In under 15 minutes and with just 6 ingredients, you’ve got yourself a 5-star Italian and guilt-free experience that will likely turn into a weekly dinner.


👍🏼 It’s great for kiddos, picky eaters and adults who just can’t get enough carbs!


This recipe checks off all the boxes for:

✅ Protein

✅ Flavor

✅ Time

✅ Simplicity






Serving Size: 1/3 entire serving
  • Protein - 32 g
  • Carbs - 41 g
  • Fat - 9 g


  • 4 oz. organic and gluten free rigatoni, measured dry
  • 14 oz. 365 mild italian chicken sausage
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 4 cups kale, stemmed and chopped
  • garnishes: parmesan cheese, red chili flakes


  1. In large skillet on medium heat add sausage; cook, breaking up with spoon, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add broth and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is reduced by one-third, 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Add chickpeas and cook until heated through, 2 minutes. Stir in kale and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook rigatoni as label directs.


To reduce Carbs:

Sub Whole Foods Organic Rigatoni for Banza Chickpea Rigatoni

Sub Whole Foods Mild Italian Chicken Sausage for lean ground chicken or lean ground turkey

Meat-Free Alternatives:

Sub chicken sausage for Field Roast meat-free spicy sausage (Publix, Sprouts, Whole Foods)


Additional Information

Approximately 365 calories per serving (using organic pasta)



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