Weeknight Mushroom and Kale Pasta

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

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A great dinner to savor and enjoy!
cook 3-4

What's in it


8 ounces whole-wheat pasta, boiled and drained according to pasta directions
1 ounce dried mushrooms
2 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup white wine
2 cups loosely packed kale, with big stems removed and cut into strips
¾ cup heavy cream
¼ teaspoon salt
Pepper, to taste
⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

How to cook it


  • In a small pot, add the dried mushrooms and cover with water (minimum of 1 ½ cups). Bring to a boil and cook until the mushrooms have softened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain while reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Dice the cooked mushrooms (I do this by using culinary scissors).
  • In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shallots, mushrooms, and garlic to the pan and cook while stirring for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour in the white wine and turn up the heat so the mixture comes to a boil. Cook until the wine almost completely boils off, about 3 to 4 minutes (if you are doubling this recipe, it will take longer).
  • Pour in the 1 cup of the reserved mushroom cooking liquid and cook until reduced by half.
  • Turn the heat back down to medium and add the heavy cream, kale, salt, and pepper to the pan. Cook until the sauce thickens, 2 to 3 more minutes. Fold in the noodles, garnish with Parmesan, and serve.