Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Kale

by on April 8, 2012
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  • 1 lb Kale (chopped)
  • 4 strips of bacon (1/2” pieces)
  • 1/2 C fontina cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic (sliced into chips)
  • 2 C Chicken stock
  • Pasta


  1. To prepare Kale, remove thick stem, roll up & slice into ½” ribbons, Float leaves in water basin to wash.
  2. Cut bacon into 1/2” pieces
  3. Cook bacon @ med hi till brown & crispy, put onto paper towel and set aside.
  4. Into rendered fat add, garlic chips, cook till transparent (done).
  5. Add kale, bit by bit, adding a bit of salt w/ each handful to draw out moisture.
  6. After kale has wilted, add chicken stock (1 can plus a splash of water), bring up to simmer & cook 10 minutes covered.
  7. Cook your pasta
  8. Reserve 1 cup pasta water for sauce thinning.
  9. Drain pasta, add fontina cheese or other cheese, add salt & pepper.
  10. Serve w/ sprinkles of bacon & cheese.
  11. Add cut tomatoes or cherry tomatoes for texture.


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