Orecchiette with Kale, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


  • 8 ounces uncooked orecchiette pasta
  • 5 cups dinosaur (tuscan) kale
  • ¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • A dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • A hand-full of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved 


  1. Cook pasta in boiling water for minutes 5 minutes less than package instructions (or until almost tender). Add kale, and cook for the remaining 5 minutes. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/3 cup cooking liquid.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat to a large skillet to medium-low. Add sun-dried tomatoes, crushed red pepper, and garlic to olive oil in pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pasta mixture, reserved 1/3 cup cooking liquid, black pepper, and salt to pan; toss to combine. Top pasta mixture with the cheese mix to combine.

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