Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta (with a white wine sauce!)

Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta with a white wine sauce is my new go-to pantry staple meal! It’s meant to serve 4 but Thomas and I devoured it just the 2 of us. It’s THAT GOOD!

Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta (with a white wine sauce!) from (@whatsgabycookin)

2 weeks ago when we got home from Sun Valley there was LITERALLY no food in the fridge! None. Zip. Just the stuff in the side door of the fridge and a random bunch of kale that was leftover from the week before. We landed at 7, had to get our checked bags and didn’t make it home until 8:30pm. That is SO late for us early birds so I was HANGRY to say the least. Not having time to run to the store, I whipped up what I thought would be a half ass pasta that we’d just quickly eat before we went to bed. Turns out, this Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta ended up being so freaking magical that I’ve made it 4 times in the last 2 weeks and I’m OBSESSED.

It’s a simple sun dried tomato and white wine sauce with TONS of garlic, wilted kale and some cheese. Everything pairs perfectly together! And my guess is you have everything to make it in your house right this very minute. So cheers to Monday – do yourself a favor and make this!

Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta (with a white wine sauce!)

Yield: Serves 2-4

Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta (with a white wine sauce!)


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 bunch tuscan kale, ribs removed and roughly chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (the kind in oil), roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 10 ounces spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Once hot, add the kale, red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper and cook until wilted.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the sun dried tomatoes, lemon zest and stir to combine.
  3. Add the white wine and cook until alcohol cooks off.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Stir to combine, taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  5. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water. Drain and toss with sauce, reserved water, cheese and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately.

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  1. This sounds like the perfect, quick yet tasteful pasta. I will be stocking sun dried tomatoes from now on!!

  2. We are trying to cut out pasta. Would this still work with spaghetti squash or butternut squash or zucchini noodles?

  3. I made this recipe this week and it was wonderful and so easy. I also added a few sliced mushrooms that I had on hand. Definitely will be making again. Thanks Gaby!!

  4. For those of you who stay in vacation rentals, this makes an excellent meal. Easy to shop for, few ingredients, not a ton of kitchen equipment necessary. And, very tasty. I am adding this to our home menu planning, as well!
    Thank you Gaby!

  5. For the men in my family that say ‘where’s the meat’ What do you think about adding grilled chicken ?

  6. I made this tonight, and it was so amazing. I used spinach instead of kale, and “accidentally” added too many sun dried tomatoes. This was so easy to make!

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