Whole-Grain Spaghetti With Garlicky Kale and Tomatoes
Serves 4| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- 6 ounces whole-grain spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 1 bunch kale, thick stems removed and leaves torn into bite-size pieces (about 8 cups)
- 2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup chopped roasted almonds
- 1/4 cup grated pecorino (1 ounce), plus more for serving
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ¼ cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and return it to the pot.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the kale and cook, tossing frequently, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook, tossing frequently, until the tomatoes begin to soften, 1 to 2 minutes more.
- Add the kale mixture, almonds, pecorino, and reserved cooking water to the pasta and toss to combine. Serve with additional pecorino.
- Per Serving
- Calories 413
- Fat 16g
- Sat Fat 3g
- Cholesterol 5mg
- Sodium 313mg
- Protein 17g
- Carbohydrate 56g
- Sugar 6g
- Fiber 8g
- Iron 5mg
- Calcium 335mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
Supercharge this heart-healthy dinner by adding chopped oil-packed sardines to the pan along with the tomatoes.