Whole-Wheat Pasta with Spicy Chorizo and Kale


The spicy chorizo and hearty kale make this a great wintery pasta dish. Slideshow:  More Pasta Recipes 

Whole-Wheat Pasta with Spicy Chorizo and Kale
Photo: © Kristen Stevens
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 4 ¼ ounces penne (whole-wheat)

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 onion (medium diced)

  • 5 ounces spicy chorizo (1 cup chopped)

  • Chile flakes (to taste)

  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)

  • 2 cups kale (chopped)

  • Sea salt

  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Cook the whole-wheat pasta in boiling salted water, according to package directions.

  2. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until it begins to soften and brown. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until the chorizo is cooked and the onion is nicely browned. Add the chile flakes, garlic and kale and cook until the kale is just barely wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  3. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss to coat well. Add more olive oil as necessary and generously season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper

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