Simple Anchovy Pasta with Tomatoes and Kale

Simple Anchovy Pasta with Tomatoes and Kale // wishfulchef.com Here is another delicious pasta recipe using minimal ingredients. I came up with this dish trying to figure out what to make for lunch. It’s also great for a last-minute dinner since it’s so easy with only a handful of ingredients.

A jar of anchovies in olive oil should be a pantry staple since a little adds a ton of flavor for pasta sauces. I chopped the kale leaves very fine, almost pesto-like and added it to the anchovies and tomatoes to create a bold sauce. You can also use a good amount of arugula if you don’t have kale.

Simple Anchovy Pasta with Tomatoes and Kale // wishfulchef.com

Simple Anchovy Pasta with Tomatoes and Kale // wishfulchef.com

Add anchovy filets to pan. In the meantime, finely chop kale leaves and set aside. Mix in tomatoes with the anchovies.

Simple Anchovy Pasta with Tomatoes and Kale // wishfulchef.com

Mix anchovy tomato sauce together with the chopped kale, then add pasta and toss.

Simple Anchovy Pasta with Tomatoes and Kale // wishfulchef.com

Anchovy Pasta with Tomatoes and Kale Recipe

  • 8 ounces small whole wheat pasta (penne, chiocciole or rigatoni)
  • 6-8 filets of anchovies packed in olive oil, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 4-5 leaves kale, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste

    Cook pasta according to package instructions, until al dente. Reserve about a 1/4 cup of pasta water for cooking at the end if you need more sauce.

    In a pan on medium-low heat, warm a tablespoon of olive oil. Add anchovy filets and cook until a light sizzle for about 3-5 minutes. Raise heat then add tomatoes and cook down for about 10 minutes.

    Season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir in kale and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Toss pasta in the pan with the sauce and mix well to combine. If it seems dry, just add some pasta water.

    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Yield: Makes 2-4 servings
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