Hans Gissinger
Hands-On Time
15 Mins minutes
Total Time
30 Mins minutes
Yield
Serves 4

Get ready for a pasta dinner that’s both mom- and kid-approved. Sautéed kale leaves and halved grape tomatoes offer a flavorful, chunky sauce, while chopped roasted almonds add a salty crunch. The kale cooks down quickly, so if the whole bunch doesn’t fit in your pan initially, no worries; throw a few more handfuls in after 30 seconds or so. Using whole-grain spaghetti noodles, rather than the plain white version, nets a higher amount of fiber, protein, minerals, and vitamins. So you can dive in, knowing that the pasta everybody’s twirling around their forks doesn’t just taste great—it’s pretty healthy, to boot.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ¼ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Add the kale mixture, almonds, pecorino, and reserved cooking water to the pasta and toss to combine. Serve with additional pecorino.

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