We love it when we find a dish that can be made in the amount of time it takes to boil a large pot of water and cook pasta, and this dish does just that!  Our July pasta spotlight shared this delicious Pasta with Fennel, Kale and Lemon with us and we’re excited to share it.  Get the recipe below, and head over to Laura’s blog to discover more of her delicious pasta recipes.


  1. Put a large pot of well-salted water on to boil.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over low heat. Add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes, or until the onions are beginning to soften.
  3. Turn up the heat to medium, add the sliced fennel, and saute gently for an additional 6-8 minutes or until the fennel is tender and slightly caramelized. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for another minute or two. Turn off the heat.
  4. When the fennel is almost cooked, add the pasta to the pan of boiling water and cook until al dente, adding the greens to the pasta pot about 2-3 minutes before the pasta is done cooking.
  5. Drain the pasta (reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water) and greens thoroughly and toss with the onion, fennel and kale mixture in the pan–adding pasta water if necessary. Add the lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.
  6. Drizzle each serving with chile oil, fennel fronds, and lots of grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese.

Serves 3-4.

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