Trottole Pasta with Sautéed Kale, Chick peas and Red Bell Pepper

I love this dish, because it is so flavorful and filling. The pasta is so huge so you do not need to eat a lot of it. If I had a spa I would serve this to my customers. Yes I would serve them Pasta, baby. This pasta is amazing and you only use 1/2 cup per serving and you can share it with someone else.  The pasta dish is also load with kale and 1/4 cup of chickpeas, onions, garlic and red bell peppers. Delish.

It’s the New Year and with this dish, you can still eat pasta. If the pasta thing is a big deal, use less and add more kale instead. This will be hopefully a nice go to for lunch or dinner. I suggest lunch you can burn it off throughout the rest of the day. Bon A petit AND Set the Table with Love.

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Trottole Pasta with Kale Chick Peas and Red Bell Pepper

Trottole Pasta with Kale, Chick peas and Red Bell Peppers

Ingredients:

1 cup Trottole Pasta.( I found this at Kroger’s the Private Selection brand, super cheap like $1.79)

Follow pasta instruction on the back of the packaging.

Ingredients for the sauté :

2 cups chopped green kale

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers

1/4 cup chopped onions

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 tbsp dried Italian herbs

1 tsp fennel seeds

1 tsp dried garlic

sea salt ( to taste)

dash of red pepper flakes ( to taste)

Instructions for the pasta:

Cook the pasta based on the products directions. Drain, rinse and set the pasta aside in a bowl.

TIP: Add a little olive oil over the pasta while it is still hot to help it not stick together.

Now the good yummy flavorful stuff.

Directions:

Add the oil to the pan over a medium heat and sauté the onions until they are transparent, add the red bell peppers and sauté for 1 minute or two, add the garlic and cook until the onions have a nice light golden brown color. Add the kale and all the seasonings and sauté until the kale is soft not withered, about 2 minutes. Toss everything together in your sauté pan. Add everything to the bowl of pasta and toss to incorporate all the ingredients with the pasta.  I love olive oil, so I drizzle just a bit more at the end. You can also add a little more salt or red pepper flakes if you like.

Enjoy!

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