Pasta with Kale and Mixed Mushrooms


  • 4 oz Penne Pasta
  • about 5 to 6 Kale leaves
  • 3/4 cup mixed mushrooms (such as portabella, oyster, button mushroom etc.)
  • 4 – 5 halves of sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (may be more according to taste)


  • Cook pasta, drain and keep aside
  • Discard thick stems of kale. Wash and roughly chop into big pieces
  • Clean mushrooms.  cut them into thick slices.
  • Chop sun dried tomatoes into small pieces
  • Add oil to a skillet and when hot, add Kale and saute/cook for about 3 minutes in high heat stirring frequently.
  • Add mushrooms and saute/cook for another 3 minutes on high heat
  • Reduce flame and add sun dried tomatoes and saute for about a minute
  • Add pasta to the skillet and mix well
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Add extra virgin olive oil
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese ( mixed the cheese into the pasta which I always like)
  • Serves 2

Note: If you like olives, you can add a couple of black (kalamata) olives at the end.

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