• prep: 25 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    This recipe is adapted from Sarah Copeland's forthcoming book, "Feast" (Chronicle Books).The deep savoriness of tuscan kale, a backyard-garden staple in northern Italy, makes a superb foundation for soups, sides, and vegetarian mains. In this deceptively simple dish (the onions are essentially quick-pickled right in the pan), the orecchiette is practically treated as a condiment. As soon as you sit at the table, stir a few slices of semisoft goat cheese into the hot greens and pasta until they soften. You'll think to yourself, I could live on this stuff.

    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
    • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more for serving
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
    • Coarse salt
    • 1 pound tuscan kale, stems removed and leaves torn into 3-inch pieces (about 10 cups)
    • 12 ounces orecchiette
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino-Romano cheese
    • Freshly grated nutmeg
    • 2 ounces semisoft goat cheese (such as Le Chevrot), for serving

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 550 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 39.72%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 51.66%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 36 mg 11.99%
    • Sodium: 295 mg 12.28%
    • Calcium: 192 mg 19.25%
    • Potassium: 7 mg 0.2%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.14%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 63 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14.14%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 19 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 4.48%
    • Vitamin C 0.2%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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