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4 Mushroom and Kale Pasta My daughter LOVES mushrooms. She will eat them raw or cooked for any meal and will often take them to school for snack.  If I am preparing a meal with mushrooms I must remember to buy extra because she will snack on them as I cook.  I created this dish specifically for her and she asks for it often.


  • Mushrooms and more mushrooms. I used button, portabella, shiitake and cremini mushrooms – sliced Kale Broccoli and Red Pepper
  • Kale-1 lb chopped
  • 1 head of broccoli chopped
  • Red Pepper – 1 chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

How to

  • Prepare your penne or your favorite  pasta.
  • While the pasta is cooking,  sauté the mushrooms in olive oil or butter until soft and their juices release. Set aside in a large bowl
  •  Sauté the garlic in some olive oil for about 1 minute.  Add the kale and cook until wilted.  Remove and add to the bowl with the mushrooms.
  •  Sauté the shallot and red pepper and broccoli together just until soft.
  • Add back the other veges and heat through.
  • Salt and pepper to taste and return to the large bowl.
  • Drain pasta and add to large bowl with veges.
  • Toss gently to mix the pasta with the vegetables.
  • Add additional seasoning if needed. (my son like red pepper flakes)