Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Recipe for a cheesy kale and pasta pleaser

There are lots of varieties of kale on the market. You can play around with any and all of them in this recipe.

You also can use other dark greens, like mustard greens, collards, Swiss chard — even chopped broccolini or broccoli rabe. Spinach is another option, but cook it for only about 4 or 5 minutes or it will probably get a bit too soft.

There are plenty of pasta and greens recipe out there, but this one is elevated and made super-amazing by the topping of Parmesan-infused fried fresh bread crumbs and a smidge of anchovies and red pepper flakes.

I always rush to mention that if you have people at the table who think they don't like anchovies, you should conveniently leave out that little nugget of information when describing this dish. But leave out the information, not the anchovies. Unless you're serving a possible vegetarian, then full disclosure is in order.

Katie Workman, Associated Press

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