Kale and Mustard Greens With Spicy Sausage

Spicy Kale and Mustard Greens With Cajun Sausage
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
356 Calories
25g Fat
21g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 356
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 713mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 15g
Calcium 129mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The spicy Cajun-style sausage gives these hearty greens a kick, but nothing that a cooling side of slaw and freshly baked cornbread can't offset. Andouille is a coarsely ground, hardwood-smoked pork sausage seasoned with cayenne, red pepper, paprika, garlic, and thyme.

French in origin, andouille sausage is most closely associated with Louisiana, where it has a starring role in gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. If you're ​spice-averse, you can make this recipe with a mild sausage and omit the Cajun seasoning.


  • 1 bunch mustard greens
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 12 to 16 ounces andouille or Cajun-style sausage (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup broth (chicken or vegetable) or water
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 12 to 18 cherry tomatoes (sliced or halved) or 2 medium tomatoes (diced)
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Wash greens well in two to three changes of water and cut out the thick stems. Slice into 1-inch wide strips.

  2. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  3. Add the onion and sausage and cook, stirring until lightly browned. Add the Cajun seasoning, pepper, and broth or water, followed by the greens and garlic. Bring to a simmer.

  4. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally until greens become tender.

  5. Stir in the lemon juice and tomatoes; taste and add salt, as needed. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes.