Last Nights Dinner

Does anyone else love kale? Well I sure do- its good for you and I could just eat it for every meal. I am always on the look at for recipes that have Kale in them, so when I saw this one I was excited. Its a super easy dinner but one that goes great with a glass of wine as you eat it outside on a warm summer night. Mmmm Its delicious!!


*1 box whole wheat rigatoni
*2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
*2 cloves garlic, minced
*Dash red pepper flakes
*4 ounces kale, thick stems removed and chopped
*2 small tomatoes, seeded and diced
*Freshly ground black pepper
*Handful of grated parmesan and romano cheese

Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium heat. If you add the garlic and the oil while the pan is cold and bring them up to temperature together, the flavor of the garlic will infuse the oil and it won’t burn. As soon as the garlic is fragrant, add the kale and saute for 4-5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Continue to saute for an additional 2-3 minutes. Toss the pasta with the kale mixture, adding a handful of grated parmesan and romano cheese. Stir to evenly coat all of the pasta.

Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

  1. Mmmm I’m always looking for new kale recipes. Most of them are just soups. My fave kale recipe: Wash, chop, spritz with olive oil, bake on low heat, sprinkle with sea salt, and wallah! You have kale chips!

  2. ahahaha, i have never met someone else (who isn’t dutch, are you dutch?) that likes kale. We mix it with mashed potatoes and sausage or Gouda cheese. Sounds kinda gross but so good. I may have to try your recipe and expand my kale horizons…

  3. yum this looks amazing! i <3 kale

  4. Just made this tonight…so delicious!!! Loved it (and Joe did too!).

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