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Orecchiette are little pasta noodles shaped like ears. They are easy to find and cook up quickly!


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Rating: 41

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 4


  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Pound Kale, trimmed and torn into pieces
  • 12oz Orecchiette
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Nutmeg
  • 2 oz Semisoft Goat Cheese


  1. Heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat then add the onion and red pepper flakes and cook for 6-8 minutes or until softened. Sprinkle with sugar and toss to coat.
  2. Add in the vinegar, cook until reduced, season with salt and remove from the skillet.
  3. Put the remaining olive oil in the skillet, increase heat to medium-high, add the kale in batches and cook until just wilted. Add the onion mixture back into the pan, stir to combine and cook until heated through.
  4. Fill a large pot with well salted water and bring it to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente; drain and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. Return to the pot and add in the kale mixture, butter and cheese. Cook over medium heat, add enough pasta water to make a light sauce, add nutmeg to taste.
  5. Divide between four bowls, serve with a slice of goat cheese on top and enjoy!