orechiette with kale & bacon

Kale is becoming a staple in our house. We’ll have it as a side dish, for breakfast, in salads, as chips and now in pasta but I must say that sauteed is my favorite.  Simplicity is key for kale in my book! A bit of olive oil, a touch of sea salt  and a hot pan is all it takes.

In addition to the greens, I wanted to add a little extra flavor with the bacon and let’s be real, bacon adds nothing but good things. ;)

Orechiette with Kale & Bacon makes 2-3 servings

Cook bacon until crisp, about 2 minutes per side,  in large pan. Set aside and drain oil from pan. Cook pasta as directed and set aside. Add olive oil to pan and add kale, garlic and salt & pepper. Saute kale for about 2 minutes and add pasta to pan. Toss until combined. Top with freshly grated parmesan if desired.


Comments

  1. says

    i LOVE how simple and absolutely delicious this dish looks. i don’t know how you manage to keep coming up with all these fab ideas!

  2. says

    i LOVE how simple and absolutely delicious this dish looks. i don’t know how you manage to keep coming up with all these fab ideas!

  3. Michelle says

    I haven’t tried Kale yet but it’s definitely going on my shopping list for next week. This looks like it might be good with gnocci, also.

  4. Michelle says

    I haven’t tried Kale yet but it’s definitely going on my shopping list for next week. This looks like it might be good with gnocci, also.

  5. says

    Agreed, bacon DOES make everything taste better :D But I really do NOT enjoy kale. I think if I made this I’d substitute the kale with a different leafy green, hehe.

  6. says

    Agreed, bacon DOES make everything taste better :D But I really do NOT enjoy kale. I think if I made this I’d substitute the kale with a different leafy green, hehe.

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