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Pumpkin Kale Turkey Sausage Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Italian turkey sausage, kale and whole wheat spaghetti tossed in vibrant pumpkin tomato sauce, ribboned with melty cheese and baked to golden perfection.
Serves: 
6
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
30 minutes
Total Time: 
40 minutes
Mess Rating: 
3 (out of 5)
Ingredients: 
8 ounces
Whole Wheat Spaghetti
2
Eggs
1 tsp
Extra virgin olive oil
8 ounces
Mild Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1/2
Yellow onion, diced
3
Cloves garlic, minced
3 cups
cups fresh kale, stems removed and roughly chopped/torn
1 cup
Pumpkin puree
4-5
Peeled plum tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp
Oregano
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2/3 cup
2% milk Italian-blend cheese, divided
Setting Up: 
Step 1:
Step One
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Step 2:
Step Two
Bring a large pot filled with water to a boil. Season with a pinch of sea salt and add pasta. Cook for ~8 minutes, until al dente, drain. Place eggs in a large bowl and lightly whisk. Add drained pasta and toss to coat.
Step 3:
Step Three
While the pasta cooks, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt and pepper; cook 2-3 minutes. Add sausage, cook 2-3 minutes, until browned, stirring to crumble. Add garlic and kale, cook until greens wilt, ~2-3 minutes. Add pumpkin, tomatoes & their juices, oregano and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
Step 4:
Step Four
Pour sausage/sauce mixture into spaghetti. Stir in ⅓ cup cheese. Toss to combine and pour in prepared cake pan. Sprinkle with remaining ⅓ cup cheese.
Step 5:
Step Five
Bake for 20 minutes. Cut into 6 triangles. Serve!