Pappardelle vegetables

Google:” Pappardelle are large, very broad, flat pasta, similar to wide fettuccine, originating from the region of Tuscany. The fresh types are two to three centimetres wide and may have fluted edges, while dried egg pappardelle have straight sides.”

“Kale, or leaf cabbage, belongs to a group of cabbage cultivars grown for their edible leaves, although some are used as ornamentals. Kale plants have green or purple leaves, and the central leaves do not form a head. Kale contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a wide range of other nutrients that can help prevent various health problems. Antioxidants help the body remove unwanted toxins that result from natural processes and environmental pressures.”

My friend gave me a bunch of kale. I decided to add to my pappardelle with leftover sliced mushrooms and medley cherry tomatoes. This is a simple meal with just basic ingredients that you would have in your kitchen pantry and fridge. My meal is healthy colourful and flavourful. Let’s cook!!!!


400 g pappardelle pasta
180 g sliced mushrooms
180 g medley cherry tomatoes
6-8 stalks of kale, cut to bite size
1 1/2 Tbs minced garlic
125 ml white wine
Parmesan cheese
black pepper
water to cook pasta


Cook pappardelle pasta until al dente (around 8-10 minutes check packet instructions). In the last 4-5 minutes of cook pasta. Add in kale to blanch a bit. In the meantime, add 1 Tbs oil to a large deep-sided pan on a medium-low heat. Once hot add in garlic and cook for about 1 minutes until fragrant.

Add in sliced mushrooms, medley cherry tomatoes, white wine and simmer for 2 minutes until reduced slightly. Scoop out pappardelle pasta with pasta scoop and kale from pot. Add into the pan with medley cherry tomatoes, then add in Parmesan cheese and stir to mix well about 2-3 minutes or until cheese melted slightly. Taste and season with salt and black pepper.

Switch off hob. Spoon onto bowls equal portion and drizzle some oil over it. Serve immediately with white wine. Enjoy!!!!!



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